Halle Berry Congratulates Halle Bailey on 'Little Mermaid' Casting

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Halle Berry is celebrating her near-namesake!

Following the announcement that Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in Disney's upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid, Berry took to social media to celebrate the 19-year-old actress.

"In case you needed a reminder... Halles get it DONE," Berry tweeted. "Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you do! #TheLittleMermaid #HalleBailey"

Bailey was thrilled with Berry's praise, retweeting the message with sincere thanks to the 52-year-old actress.

"This means the world," Bailey wrote. "Happy to share names with you 😭😭 love you lots."

The Twitter exchange continued, with Berry writing, "You are amazing, THRILLED for you!! #BlackGirlMagic #TheHalleLegacy ♥️♥️♥️♥️"

Berry's sweet messages follow some hilarious confusion online, after some fans assumed Berry was the one who had been cast in the film, as her name is so similar to Bailey's.

"I can't be the only person who saw news that 'Halle Bailey is The Little Mermaid' and got very confused because my mind misspelled her last name to make it read 'Halle Berry is The Little Mermaid,' right?" one person tweeted.

"I love Halle Bailey and I’m so excited but reading the release quickly I was like 'oh wow Halle Berry is the Little Mermaid, bold choice,'" another tweeter agreed.

Berry wasn't the only celeb to congratulate Bailey on latest role, however! Zendaya and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the other stars to sing Bailey's praises.

Bailey, who's well known for her R&B duo Chloe x Halle, called her new gig a "dream come true" in a tweet following the big news.

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