Emma Watson Addresses ‘Little Mermaid’ Casting Rumors

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'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.

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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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  1. smug fashion says:

    emma watson really too good and her dress getup always super

  2. fatemeh says:

    Emma is so good…!!!
    This movie will be very great

  3. alex says:

    chose wisely sofia… chose the british one

  4. Druidmaster89 says:

    She’s PERFECT for the role! :)

  5. Brittain says:

    Agreed! I can only imagine Ariana for the part!! I’ve dreamed of it for so long!

  6. Marcos Garza says:

    NO !!! Ariana Grande is the perfect choice for Ariel !

  7. Peter Parker says:

    Emma can always play..Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat. Because the other Emma is too STONEd to know what my life is all about!

  8. Lea says:

    Anyone but her or the Fannings.

  9. Lea says:


  10. Lee says:

    Can Sofia got tired of her shitty performance? Get a good actress and prettier one and with curves, not a bland like her and with a 12-year old body.

  11. Erin M says:

    Ariel is a Disney invention. This movie will have no Ariel. The little mermaid in the Hans Christian Anderson story has no name. Doubt she’ll be a red head either.

  12. Roland Everquest Express Jr. says:

    Emma doesn’t like seedy men!

  13. annelizzyb says:

    Queria que ela fosse a pequena sereia. Acho a Emma ´perfeita para o papel.

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