Within seconds we hear, “Josh! Ariel! Over here!” It's Greg waving us down. True to his name, Greg is Marcia's perfect counterpart. He's a squeaky-clean, freckle-faced redhead with a big, goofy grin and aw-shucks mannerisms. He's sitting under a big, shady oak tree with Marcia, Helen, Julie, and her “cheatin' cop” husband. The young starlet is the epitome of fresh-faced innocence, a quality that makes her perfect for Ariel. The redheaded actress is well-known for her role as Victoria in the absurdly popular Twilight films, but she's also appeared in Homefront and currently plays Julia Shumway in CBS's Under the Dome.
Chloe Grace Moretz felt the backlash from redheads (and fans) everywhere when the news broke that Ariel in the new The Little Mermaid may not have red hair. A month later, Moretz clarified to Entertainment Tonight about her comment regarding the color of her character's hair, “I literally just said it in. Daryl Hannah starred in Splash in , so Disney creators wanted Ariel to stand out from the famous blond mermaid by giving her fiery red hair.