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MICHAEL PHELPS PLAYS THE BIG MAIRMAN FOR DISNEY

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Continuing the “Disney Dream Portrait Series” that has put stars in all kinds of Disney fantasies, Leibovitz trained her famous lens this time on the undersea world of Ariel, heroine of “The Little Mermaid.” To get there, she dressed actress Julianne Moore and American swimming icon Michael Phelps in tails and scales. Via The Disney Blog

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“Yes, Julianne has a big mermaid tail; it’s interesting,” Leibovitz recalled from the shoot. “Michael, too. His movements were so graceful and beautiful you just felt like you were watching a real merman.”

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Fitted in his silvery fishtail, Phelps was lowered into a backlot tank in Los Angeles used for underwater movie scenes. Leibovitz was on the outside, snapping away, communicating her instructions to Phelps via members of her crew.

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“One of the most complicated shots I have ever done,” said Leibovitz. “I didn’t know if it was going to work, what to expect. I have to tell you, he was beautiful. Michael put on that tail and … he just became like a modern dancer. He just took to it and enjoyed himself and swam through this tank. I was blown away.”

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4 Comments

  1. JD

    25/04/2008 at 12:09 pm

    So where is the merman’s penis? They should have put that tale closer to his knees.

  2. queerunity

    26/04/2008 at 12:06 pm

    he can be my merman any day
    http://www.queersunited.blogspot.com

  3. sam drade

    27/04/2008 at 10:07 pm

    super phelps…,DDD

  4. zuleika torres

    23/10/2008 at 10:57 pm

    I want a tail now ……:D

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