Emma Watson Addresses ‘Little Mermaid’ Casting Rumors

'Noah' actress once dressed up as Ariel

After Deadline broke news last week that Sofia Coppola had signed to direct a live-action “The Little Mermaid,” media outlets started to speculate that Emma Watson (who appeared in Coppola’s “Bling Ring”) would be perfect casting as Ariel.

SEE ALSO: Meet the Teacher Who Inspired Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” and Didn’t Find Russell Crowe Attractive

Well, it turns out, Watson already has the costume at home. But it’s an old costume. “I actually dressed up as Ariel for my fifth birthday,” Watson, 23, told Variety at the premiere of “Noah,” her upcoming Biblical adventure starring Russell Crowe and directed by Darren Aronofsky.

She hasn’t been offered the fin-flipping role yet. “I mean I’d have to read it first,” Watson said, adding, “I love Sofia so much.”

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