Basically Disney big time dropped the ball on the most powerful characters in the new Pirates 4 movie – THE MERMAIDS! They have done no press for them, no promotion, no focus, no interviews, no nothing. The mermaids are a potential new franchise for disney and our dear beloved Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer is totally missing the boat on this one!
We hounded Disney publicity for months before the film and after the film and no one was responsive to our need to interview and focus on these ladies; they was simply had nothing to give us. There was no push, plan or interest in promoting the mermaids to their full potential. The interest in mermaids is huge, from men and women, young and old.
In the words of Pretty Woman – Big mistake. Huge!
At first we figured, they must be fixing the tails in CGI or post and that’s why there were no photos or clips of them in the trailers and then still only flashes of them when they were added to trailers. But the premiere came and went and all they had to show for it was this one kind of boring picture from Wireimage the next day:
We were shocked to see nothing special was done at the premiere for the mermaids, as the press could have been massive.
As you know if you read the Truffle, the Pirates premieres are one of our top all time picks for genius events on Hollywood. It is held on Tom Sawyer’s Island and the red carpet is down Main Street. You can read more about it HERE.
About a week before the release of Pirates 4, these two pic of Astrid the main mermaid surfaced:
Some facts about the MERMAIDS:
Jerry Bruckheimer would only cast women with real breast because he wanted the breast to be authentic for the time and setting of the film in the 1700s
The original casting call read: Beautiful Female Fit Models. Must be 5’7-5’8, Size 4 or 6 – NO BIGGER OR SMALLER. Age 18-25. Must have a lean dancer body. MUST have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants. This is a show and tell of costumes with the director and the producers. Plan on an entire day of trying on clothes and being photographed. Professional Dancers who are Swimmers. Females ONLY. Age 18-30. All ethnicities. YOU MUST have an extensive dance/swimming resume. We will be shooting in Hawaii.
The mermaid cast is as follows:
Syrena mermaid: Astrid Berges-Frisbey – Spanish-French actress, 24
Tamara mermaid: Gemma Ward – Gemma is a super famous model appearing countless times in Vogue, runways, ads, etc.
Mermaid 3: Toni Busker – Toni is a runway, showroom and fit model appearing in campaigns for L’Oreal, Footlocker, Downy and Levis … she is also the hostess who jumped to console and escort Taylor Swift off the stage of the VMAs during the highly controversial 2009 encounter with Kanye West
Mermaid 4: Antoinette Nikprelaj
Mermaid 5: Daphne Joy
Mermaid 6: Breanne Beth Berrett
Mermaid 7: Sanya Hughes
Mermaid 8: Jorgelina Airaldi
Footage from someone shooting the filming of this scene …
Trailer released Dec 2010
Trailer released Feb, 6, 2011
UPDATE: MORE PICS …