Chloe Moretz Ariel: Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Won’t Feature Redhead Princess, Adapting Hans Christian Andersen, Not Disney [VIDEO]
Dec 08, 2015 06:08 PM EST | By Victoria Guerra
Chloe Grace Moretz has been proving herself as one of the best young actresses of her generation for years, starring in projects like "Kick-Ass" and Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," so when it was announced that she'd be taking the lead role in the live-action adaptation of "The Little Mermaid," everyone was excited to see Chloe Moretz's Ariel - but fans might run into some disappointment.
When Moretz was announced as the lead actress in the project that was going to be directed by Sofia Coppola, fans assumed it'd be Chloe Moretz's Ariel version on screen, as the story is best remember for the Disney adaptation from 1989, a redheaded princess "Under the Sea," but the "500 Days of Summer" actress has recently revealed that the movie won't be quite like the cartoon version.
According to Comic Book, the young actress was attending KIIS-FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert last weekend and of course she was asked about how Chloe Moretz's Ariel would be, and Moretz explained they wanted to make the character "progressive for young girls in this day and age" and threw a bit of a bombshell: the live-action mermaid won't be a redhead!
Entertainment Tonight and E! Online caught up with the 18 year-old star on the red carpet, when she revealed the excitement she and her brothers went through upon finding out about Chloe Moretz's Ariel casting, and making one thing clear: the film will be an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's 19th century tale of a young mermaid who gives up her life at sea to have a human soul.
While Chloe Moretz's Ariel won't be the redhead Alan Menken-singing princess we're all accustomed to, the original fairy tale is much more haunting: in it, the mermaid longs for a human soul as well as the prince's love, and every time she takes a step with her human legs, she feels as if she's walking on knives - and, also, she happens to die in the end, turned into foam after the prince marries another woman.
So, yes, quite different from the version where a Jamaican crab leads an orchestra.
In any case, we can't wait for Chloe Moretz's Ariel - or whatever her Little Mermaid's name will be!