Halle Bailey calls filming ‘The Little Mermaid’ a ‘beautiful experience’

Halle Bailey (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Halle Bailey says landing the role of Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” was a real “shocker.”
The 21-year-old singer-and-actress — who is best known as one half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle — has been cast in the titular role in the upcoming remake of the 1990 animated Disney classic. And the “Grown-ish” star has admitted she found it “surreal” being invited to audition for the role because she does not look anything like the character.

Speaking on Beyonce’s mom Tina Lawson’s Facebook show “Talks with Mama Tina,” Halle said: “Getting that role felt very surreal.

“It was much of a shocker for me. Even when I was asked to audition, I looked at it and I was like, ‘Me? For Ariel?’ “My image of Ariel that I’ve had is the red hair, the pale skin, and the tail, and she was amazing to me. I loved her, like we all did. But that’s what I’ve seen her as for so long.”

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