Rachel Zegler defends Halle Bailey's casting in The Little Mermaid in response to troll

The West Side Story actress recently wrapped filming on Disney's live-action remake of Snow White, in which she plays the titular character while Halle's debut as Ariel in The Little Mermaid live-action remake is expected to premiere in 2023. Bailey, the first Black Ariel, has been subjected to racist criticism since the film's trailer was released earlier this month and Zegler came to her defence after a troll compared their castings on Twitter. "Hey @disney, I actually think that @rachelzegler is a good choice for the role of Snow White because she looks just like her."