Awkwafina Has a Cryptic Response to the Rumors That She'll Be in the Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'

Rumors have been swirling for a while that Awkwafina might have a role in the live-action Little Mermaid reboot. She addressed the rumors at D23.

The IMDb Studio At Acura Festival Village On Location At The 2019 Sundance Film Festival - Day 1
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Get ready for one more reason to be hyped for Disney's upcoming live-action Little Mermaid reboot because Awkwafina might be in the movie.

Rumors that the rapper and actress would be in the highly-anticipated remake have been swirling for a while now. When she was asked about it directly at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California this weekend, Awkwafina was cryptic—but her response did seem to confirm that she's at least in talks for a role. 

"Aww man, that all isn't confirmed yet, but obviously if it happens, I would be more than honored," Awkwafina told ET Online. "It's a classic, yeah. I'm very, very happy. That's my princess right there, so I'm very happy with what they have [announced] so far."

The adaptation, which will star Halle Bailey as Ariel, still doesn't have a firm release date, but we're more and more excited the more we hear about it.

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