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First look at ‘The Little Mermaid’s Kiss’ the girl musical number

Halle Bailey, the 23-year-old singer, who plays Ariel, took a passionate canoe ride with Prince Eric, played by Jonah Hauer-King, 27.

Kiss the Girl played while they sat in a boat under the willow trees.

The characters were interrupted several times by shyness or the boat flipping as their sea animal companions encouraged them to kiss.

The live-action remake of the animated film opens in theaters on May 26.

In the sneak peak preview, the five-time Grammy nominee wore a baby blue tulle gown and a pink scarf around her hair.

The World On Fire star wore a navy blue double-breasted vest and a white pirate shirt like the cartoon film.

The duo reclined shoulder-to-shoulder in a boat but were too afraid to look at each other.

Ariel and Prince Eric leaned in for a kiss, the red-headed beauty sat up when the canoe glided through low-hanging willow leaves.

Fireflies magically surrounded the two, entrancing them.

A school of fish suddenly swam around the boat, slowing it.

Unbeknownst to Eric, Ariel’s gilled buddies spat water to form a fountain to make the scene more romantic.

Ariel kissed Eric when water splattered on him.

The boat flipped just as they kissed again, holding hands.

The Little Mermaid follows Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter.

The ‘bright and spirited young mermaid with a hunger for adventure’ who wants to ‘find out more about the world beyond the sea’ meets Prince Eric on the surface.

‘Following her heart, she makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to experience life on land,’ the synopsis stated.

The live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid has updated the lyrics of iconic songs to reflect consent.

Last month, Alan Menken told Vanity Fair: “There are some lyric changes in Kiss the Girl because people have been extremely sensitive about the idea that [Prince Eric] would, in any way, impose himself on [Ariel].

The original song’s chorus encourages Prince Eric to kiss Ariel before it’s too late without her consent: “Yes, you want her.” You see her. She may want you. Ask her one way. No words needed. No word. Kiss her.

Menken added: ‘We have some adjustments in Poor Unfortunate Souls regarding lines that might make young females somehow feel that they shouldn’t talk out of turn even though Ursula is clearly influencing Ariel to lose her voice.

‘The men up there don’t enjoy a lot of blabber,’ Ursula sings in the original tune. Gossipy girls tire them!

On land, ladies should be silent.

What’s idle chatter for, dear? Conversation doesn’t impress them. Gentlemen avoid it.

They adore and fawn a reclusive woman. Holding her tongue gets a man.

Menken composed the 1989 soundtrack songs with words by Howard Ashman.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Menken are reworking and writing new music for the version.

The long-running awards program was one of the first victims of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers-Writers Guild of America conflict.

Writers are on strike and picketing studios, prompting host Drew Barrymore to drop out last Sunday.

The 48-year-old actress-turned-talk show host was supposed to headline the event, but she is now supporting writers who are fighting for better compensation and staffing as studios reduce writers’ rooms and episode counts.

Barrymore told Variety that she will not host the MTV Movie & TV Awards live in solidarity with the strike. “We celebrate and honor movies and television because of their creation.”

The awards show canceled its red carpet celebrations due to the labor action, and other stars may likely skip to support striking.

Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent also withdrew Thursday in solidarity.

“Although Vander pump Rules falls under the unscripted sector of TV, that is not an excuse for me to remain silent and carry on as if there isn’t so much at stake for every writer and their families,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “We must safeguard our creators and I hope you’ll stand with me and many others until we reach a resolution (hopefully soon).”

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