Halle Bailey, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford + More!
WATCH THE TEASER TRAILER FOR ‘THE LITTLE MERMAID:’ According to Variety, Disney revealed a first look at Halle Bailey as Ariel in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid at the D23 Expo. Shortly after this footage was released, people started confusing Halle Bailey for Halle Berry again. BuzzFeed reports that, in a since-deleted tweet, one Twitter user wrote, “Halle Berry is nearly 60 playing the role of a 16-year-old girl. This is what happens when you upset a fandom.” Berry responded to the tweet with a meme expressing disbelief.
HARRISON FORD AND KE HUY QUAN REUNITE AT D23: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom actor Ke Huy Quan posted a photo of himself reuniting with Harrison Ford at D23 on Saturday (September 10th). “‘I love you, Indy.’ Indiana Jones and Short Round reunited after 38 years,” he captioned the post. Variety reports that Ford was emotional as he introduced the trailer for Indiana Jones 5 at the event, which is not yet available to the public. “‘Indiana Jones’ movies are about fantasy and mystery, but they’re also about heart. We have a really great story to tell, as well as a movie that will kick your ass,” Ford said. He also seemed to indicate this would be his time playing the role. “This is it. I will not fall down for you again. But thank you so much.”
ANA DE ARMAS SAYS MARILYN MONROE HAUNTED THE SET OF ‘BLONDE:’ According to Reuters, Ana de Armas believes the ghost of Marilyn Monroe appeared on the set of the new biopic Blonde. “I truly believe that she was very close to us. She was with us,” de Armas told reporters at the Venice Film Festival. “I think she was happy. She would also throw things off the wall sometimes and get mad if she didn’t like something. Maybe this sounds very mystical, but it is true. We all felt it.” CNN reports that Blonde received a 14-minute standing ovation following its premiere in Venice, and that de Armas was seen wiping her eyes and hugging her costar, Adrien Brody.
MICHELLE YEOH STARS AS A MYTHOLOGICAL GODDESS IN ‘AMERICAN BORN CHINESE:’ Variety reports that a featurette of the new Disney+ series American Born Chinese was released at the D23 Expo over the weekend. Michelle Yeoh plays a mythological goddess in the show, which is based on a graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang. “It’s a lot of fun, it’s a log of magic, it’s a lot of badass action,” Yeoh says in the featurette. “It is a magical ride and that’s what Disney+ is all about,” she adds.