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Obsession of the Moment: Mermaids from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4’

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:

MERMAIDS at the Pirates 4 premiere at Disneyland: Daphne Joy, Antoinette Nikprelaj, Toni Busker, Sanya Hughes, Jorgelina Airaldi, Breanne Beth Berrett

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:

Astrid as Syrena

Astrid as Syrena

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



Syrena is taken captive by the pirates who need mermaid tears to unlock the powers of the Fountain of Youth

WARNING: These mermaids are mean ass betches - in case you are use to the Peter Pan mermaids, the mermaids in this film are pirate seeking sirens who lure them with their beauty and then drown them to death

Here the pirates row through "Mermaid-infested' waters despite their concerns - mermaid heads surface around the boat ready to attack

Gemma Ward erupts out of the water besides the boat

Astrid (Syrena) floats nearby

Toni Busker pops up

Gemma Ward and a pirate ... firs the mermaid kisses the pirate and then ...

pulls him under to his death... it's a trap, see

Not like the friendly oxygen filled kiss we all loved in SPLASH

Pirate set - we see a dead mermaid from a set in new Pirates 4 movie

Pirate 4 set in Hawaii

Footage from someone shooting the filming of this scene …

Universal Studios set in Los Angeles for Pirates 4 lagoon

Trailer released Dec 2010

Trailer released Feb, 6, 2011


Sanya Hughes, Brea Bennett, Gemma Ward, Daphne Joy, Jorgelina Airaldi, Antoinette Nikprelaj , Toni Busker

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4 comments for “Obsession of the Moment: Mermaids from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4’

  1. sara
    July 24, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    You’re forgetting Daphne Joy, BreA Berrett and Jorgelina Airaldi and Sanya Hughes!!!!!!!! They are the rest of the beautiful mermaids!!! Get all your info before you post something.

  2. Lizcarlie
    September 16, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    the 2nd mermaid pops up is Jorgelina Airaldi!! not Toni Busker

  3. T Yler
    April 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    just amazinly beautiful i wonder if they have numbers

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