The show must go on.
Well, we finally have our answer.
Read the emotional statement (below):
[Image via E!.]
Gurl's come to make a splash!
Joanna Garcia, the former bubbly blonde from Reba, will be the adventurous Ariel who makes her way to Storybrooke in Season 3 of Once Upon A Time.
You all know how much we've waiting for this moment… to be part of THAT world… the world of casting 411!!
Excited 2 finally be able to share that I will be swimming into @OnceABC as 'Ariel'! So honored 2 be able to play such a beloved character!
— JoAnna Garcia (@JoAnnaLGarcia) August 16, 2013
And honey, once we knew they cast a sexpot for Tinker Bell, our hopes were up — WAY UP — for the woman who would fill the flopping fin of The Little Mermaid.
Joanna, you do not disappoint. BTW, has anyone ever told you that you look a smidge like Amy Adams?? Werk it!!
P.S. CLICK HERE to see Ariel's dazzling, dingle-hoppin' teaser!
[Image via WENN.]