It's no secret Zendaya is a true talent, having conquered the TV world, shown off her incredible singing and dancing skills, slayed the fashion world, and is now becoming a true movie star. Her roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman prove she's made to be up in the big screen and with her Disney Channel roots, it was only a matter of time she joined forces with Disney again, this time for a major motion picture, right? Well, that's the rumor swimming around at the moment and you're going to have to brace yourself for this one: it's being reported that Z is in talks to play Ariel in Disney's live-action version of The Little Mermaid.
Zendaya playing one of Disney's most iconic princesses. Singing "Part of Your World" while sporting long, red hair that perfectly flows in the water. We legit need a minute to process this.
The Hashtag Report was the first outlet to break this story, saying someone close to the studio told them Zendaya had been offered the lead role of Ariel, although Disney and reps for Z declined to comment on the update. If she does end up taking the role, this would truly be something speical. It would honestly mean so much for so many young kids who will be seeing this version of the classic story for the first time to have Zendaya in the lead role. She's ridiculously talented and as a woman of color, it really shows how she's out here changing the game for the next generation of actresses that will come after her. Zendaya has already broken barriers and used her platform to educate others and speak up on issues that are important to her. Ariel is a fierce character who followed her heart and did what she thought was the right thing to do in order for her to live a happy life, finding what it truly means to have her own voice along the way. And we can't think of anyone better to bring this character to life than Zendaya. One fan on Twitter summed it up perfectly:
IF ZENDAYA ACTUALLY GETS THE ROLE OF ARIEL FOR THE LIVE ACTION LITTLE MERMAID IM NEVER GOING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT ANYTHING EVER AGAIN I SWEAR PLEASE LET THIS HAPPEN pic.twitter.com/tDBgQaR0Gf— zaheem (@tomsmarvel) August 22, 2018
Plus, we already know she can pull off red hair like the legend she is.
Let's make this happen now, please and thanks.