Emma Watson The Little Mermaid Role?

emma-watson-wonderland (3)Emma Watson may star in Sofia Coppola’s live-action version of ‘The Little Mermaid,’ reports Variety. Emma said: ‘I actually dressed up as Ariel for my fifth birthday.’

She hasn’t been offered the role yet: ‘I mean I’d have to read it first. I love Sofia so much.’ Do YOU think Emma should be in The Little Mermaid movie or who else do you think should get the role?

  • anonymous

    i think a ‘black’ person should get the role

    • anon

      Ariel is not black. She is a red head

      • anonymous

        but that’s not fair. ‘black’ people should just get to be any character. like harry potter is sooo racist. where are the ‘black’ people?

        • Oh God…

        • lmfao

          feel free to make a black version of the little mermaid and harry potter and post it on youtube if you’re that butt hurt about it

          • anonymous

            shouldn’t the government force them to do it like they can with every other job??

        • laura

          Look, Walt Disney was one of the biggest racists out there. Everybody knows that. But, it is based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen, which was written in the 1800. It just wouldn’t be correct according to the time setting and the country it is supposed to be in. That being said, I thought there was a black mermaid in the movie though but I could be wrong.

          • anonymous

            mermaids are fictional so it’s irrelevant what time it was created

          • laura

            Not a single story that was written back then involved black people. It doesn’t even matter whether it is fictional or not.
            It’s like asking for black actors to portray a story like Romeo and Juliet, it isn’t historically correct.

          • anonymous

            they can change the story. it’s not a history lesson

          • laura

            You don’t just change a story like that, that is fucking bullshit.
            You can’t just have black people in Romeo and Juliet because that story was written in the late 1500’s. Shakespeare probably never even saw a single black person in his life. And the same is for so many other stories out there. You are so fucking pressed, I can’t even deal with it.
            Also, in Luhrmann’s film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, there were black people.

          • Guest

            “Shakespeare probably never even saw a single black person in his life.”

            I guess you never read Othello.

          • laura

            It’s never been sure whether Othello was black or not. If you read the book, you’d know that. There’s plenty of speculation about Othello being either black, arab or hispanic. Because being a moor can mean all three of them. The story was meant to be open for own interpretation, it was his intention to not define the origins of that person.

          • Guest

            Othallo said Desdemona’s sin was was as black as his own face.

            Roderigo called Othello ‘the thicklips.

            Lago said an old black ram (Othallo ) was tupping a white ewe (Desdemona)

          • anonymous

            hey miss ‘gifted’ maybe if you read more shakespeare you’d know there are ‘black’ characters. you can struggle all you like but maybe you should go home and realize you’re just one of millions of bilinguals and work on your critical thinking skills

          • laura

            Maybe you should read more Shakespeare. A moor can either be a hispanic, arab or black person. But most people are sure he meant arab people.
            Also, I am trilingual…

          • anonymous

            only an idiot would read othello to be not ‘black’. othello says: ‘black as mine own face’

          • laura

            No, because in that time, black meant swarthy which suggest that he was a light skinned Arab. Many believe that it was his intention to not be specific about Othello’s origins.
            Seriously, don’t tell me when I am wrong when I’m clearly right. There is a reason why I have had a 100% two years in a row for English literature.

          • anonymous

            LOL. ok stay in your denial. here’s another one: ‘an old black ram is tupping your white ewe’

          • laura

            You can google quotes as much you want, you’re still stupid. If you want to know Othello’s origins, you’ll have to go back in time and ask Shakespeare himself. No one knows except for him.

          • anonymous

            othello the story pivoted on the color of his skin. it was based on a former work by Cinthio, translated here: http://filebox.vt.edu/users/drad/courses/4166Docs/Cinthio.htm

            he is told desdemona no longer likes him because of his blackness (which also happens in the shakespeare version)

            it’s very unlikely given all the obvious color metaphors etc that he wasn’t ‘black’. and before the 1800s the paintings of othello were all black

        • http://radiants0ul.tumblr.com/ getlikemiley

          have you seen the princess and the frog UH

        • DONT INSULT HP IN FRONT OF MEE

          I’ll tell you where are the black people in Harry Potter, you clearly hasn’t seen all the movies, lmfao: Lino Jordan, Dean Thomas, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Angelina Johnsson, Blaise Zabini and Alicia Spinnet (tho they don’t really appear much in the movies but it is mentioned on the books they’re black). YOU FAIL.

          • anonymous

            why aren’t the main characters ‘black’??? i don’t want ‘black’ people to have minor roles that ‘don’t appear much’ in the movies. that’s obviously racist.

      • anon

        They could do a black person with red hair. Rihanna has dyed her hair red before and she looked perfect :)

      • anon

        See.

        • anonymous

          that’s good but i want someone even ‘blacker’

          • http://radiants0ul.tumblr.com/ getlikemiley

            BYE FELECIA

    • http://instagram.com/foreverjordan thesestrangelittlethings

      I totally think more black roles should be allotted in the media, but Ariel is not black. When you think of Ariel, you think blue eyes, red hair. I’d be a bit mad if even a brunette or blonde played the part. Point is, Ariel being black wouldn’t make any sense and wouldn’t make the plot suffice.

      • anonymous

        but that means you’re promoting the on-going social conditioning of people assuming she has those characteristics. it’s like sherlock holmes. why is he always white? is it necessary for the plot? not really

        • http://instagram.com/foreverjordan thesestrangelittlethings

          I’m pretty sure Disney princesses are more idolized than Sherlock Holmes by their prominent looks. And Ariel DOES have those characteristics. But this is just my opinion. I mean, they made Brandy Cinderella, and that movie was great, but I just think Ariel would need to look original as in the movie.

          • anonymous

            a ‘black’ ariel would not look right to you? how PREJUDICED!

            think of all the great ‘black’ female actresses who can’t be in the film now because of people like you

          • http://instagram.com/foreverjordan thesestrangelittlethings

            You seem very single-minded. You can twist words around all you want, but I’m just giving my honest opinion. It’s because of people like you that people are uncomfortable to give their opinion due to improper insults and naive judgments. Don’t reply to me; I won’t care to respond.

  • in jesus name i pray amen

    I’d literally die. I would LITERALLY die if Emma got the role. I think she is perfect — BUT, I do think she needs to have like blue color contacts tho, because I mean… you cant NOT be the little mermaid without red hair and gorgeous blue eyes.

  • anon

    Amy Adams!

    • Gladys

      No.
      Saoirse Ronan

  • http://radiants0ul.tumblr.com/ getlikemiley

    She is absolutely perfect

  • http://instagram.com/foreverjordan thesestrangelittlethings

    She would be magnificent.

  • thatsthejuan

    I don’t feel amazed about Emma playing the little mermaid just because she’s already playing Belle in the Beauty & the Beast live action movie. I’d rather have Saoirse Ronan as mermaid, because I think it would suit her better!

    Also all you people: The little mermaid doesn’t have to have red hair.
    Disney’s princess has got red hair but from the original tale you can’t tell her haircolour. In most of the illustrations, she had brown or blonde hair.

    • http://instagram.com/foreverjordan thesestrangelittlethings

      I totally get what you’re saying about the hair, but the most popular version of the story is how most people know and view her. If they based her off as in the original story, I don’t think it would be a big problem (:

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    Seriously, there was a debate about what color Ariel should be? I missed it, oh well. I honestly don’t care who plays Ariel, I’d watch it and more than likely still love it whether it be Emma or someone else.