Disney made waves by casting Halle Bailey as The Little Mermaid. Is this a clarion call for more diversity and inclusion in the film industry? As a former Ariel and a professor of acting, I take a personal and honest look at our cultural obsession with mermaids, the controversy surrounding Bailey’s casting, implications for the future of casting in the industry, and how educators can better prepare young actors to transcend limitations.
This article was originally published on April 5, 2019 in The Creativity Post. https://www.creativitypost.com/arts/acting-and-the-paradox-of-perfectionhttps-www.creativitypost.com-index.php-cms-actions-entries-shareentry-entryid-22019-locale-en_us Lights up to reveal a typical dormitory room set. Julian bangs on the door from backstage. His scene partner crosses from the bed to open it, finding him in a pose that on the other actors had been funny, engaging, and … Continue reading Acting and the Paradox of Perfection