Cecillia Banks is the populer, spoiled, rich girl and a rival of Aquamarine, Hailey and Claire. She is also the main antagonist in the movie. She appears to be 16 or 17 because she has a thing for Raymond (16/17) and drives without an adult. She is awfully concerned about her car. She ends up making a total fool of herself by the end of the movie for trying to expose the secret (Aquamarine) of a mermaid settling down in town. She is portrayed by Arielle Kebbel.
Cecilia is described as being a spoiled brat. She is very popular and rich as well, because her dad is a rich man as well. Cecilia is selfish and has a rude, conniving and a girly personality. She is also very athletic being she is shown in some times through the film to be coming home from camp and going jogging.
Storm Banks: Father. Formerly Close; She is spoiled rotten because of him, She embarrassed both herself and him on live TV on his local news program, a formally close relationship.
Aquamarine: Enemy, They hated each other, Cecilia tried to expose her as a mermaid only to be humiliated on live TV on her father's local news program, They were love rivals and both tried to win Raymond over. (See the main relationship page for Aquamarine and Cecilia)
Hailey: Enemy, They hate each other, She foiled Cecilia's plans of winning the heart of Raymond, She thinks that Hailey is just like a baby. (See the main relationship page for Hailey, Claire and Cecilia)
Claire: Enemy, They hate each other, She foiled Cecilia's plans of winning the heart of Raymond, She thinks that Claire is just like a baby. (See the main relationship page for Hailey, Claire and Cecilia)
Despite her rotten/unattractive attitude, Cecilia makes up for it in her looks. Cecilia is your typical beautiful blonde haired mean girl. Her hair is cut short and straight. Cecilia also tans from being on the beach a lot (evidently). Cecilia also has a great body.
Role in the Movie
Two teenage best friends, Hailey Rogers (JoJo) and Claire Brown (Emma Roberts), regret that they will be separated in five days, since Hailey has to move to Australia because of her mother's (Claudia Karvan) job. One night, after a violent storm, Hailey wishes for a miracle that will make her mother change her mind about moving, and so they find a mermaid named Aquamarine (Sara Paxton) in the swimming pool of their beach club. The girls are frightened at first, but then curious. They start to talk with Aquamarine and promise her they will be back in the morning.
The next morning, Claire wakes up and hears a strange commotion down at the swimming pool where they left Aquamarine. Claire's grandparents Bob and Maggie (Roy Billing and Julia Blake) were clearing the pool because of the huge storm. Both Claire and Hailey quickly rush down to save Aquamarine but when they reach the pool, everything has been cleared. They hear noises by the nearby beach's snack shack and find a nude Aquamarine. The only difference is that she has legs instead of a mermaid's tail. Aquamarine tells them she can assume human form on land during the day if she does not get wet. Claire and Hailey become friends with Aquamarine, who tells them that she came to land to find love, an idea she knows nothing about, but desires desperately. She tells them that she made a deal with her father that if she can prove love is not a myth, she will not have to undergo an arranged marriage to a spoiled merman, but she only has three days to do it. She notices a handsome lifeguard named Raymond (Jake McDorman), whom Claire and Hailey have admired for a while, and enlists the help of the two girls to win his heart in return for granting their wish. The girls see their opportunity to keep Hailey from moving and quickly work on prepping Aquamarine on the how-tos of attracting a man. These self-educated relationship experts, having gained all their knowledge from reading magazines every day and often quote them, soon realize it's a lot easier said than done.
Claire and Hailey's rival - a spoiled, rich girl named Cecilia (Arielle Kebbel) - tries her best to stop them, but ultimately fails, causing her father to cut off her driving privileges. Also prominent is an eccentric, compassionate caretaker, Leonard (Bruce Spence), rescues Aquamarine from public discovery and then Aqua grants him a wish; he now has a lovely relationship with Bonnie (Lulu McClatchy), his long-time crush. Eventually, it is not Raymond that convinces Aquamarine's father about love, but Claire and Hailey, who are willing to give up their wish and their lives in the aiding of a friend. Raymond and Aquamarine share a kiss and promise to meet up again in the future, Raymond promises he'll wait for her in Fiji. Hailey and Claire get their wish from Aquamarine, but decide not to use it until later. Aquamarine gives both Hailey and Claire a starfish earring, which tells Hailey that she is beautiful inside and out, and Claire is courageous and has a true heart.The trio all say goodbye and promise to see each other soon.