Why Halle Bailey no longer feels the pressure on The Little Mermaid
Halle Bailey is ready for her to take Ariel into your world.
With the release of Disney The little Mermaid remake in a few months, the actress exclusively told E! News that playing the titular character was nothing short of a “dream come true.” In fact, Halle can’t wait to see how audiences react to the new live-action version of the beloved film, even if she was a little nervous at first.
“I don’t feel any pressure anymore,” she shared during an interview about Chloe and Halle’s PINK Holiday Gift Guide. “I think before I started filming, I naturally felt nervous because the movie is so important to so many people.”
According to Halle, she was able to overcome the nervousness of the first day thanks to her close friends and family, including her sister. Chloe Bailey. “I just lean on them and know that I’m giving 100%,” she continued. “I tried my best, that’s all I can do. I’m really grateful to see this all play out.”
Having grown up playing mermaids in the pool with Chloe, Halle is also excited to introduce Ariel to a new generation. The 22-year-old said what “moves me the most” about her role was watching children’s reactions to her performance of “Part of Your World”, which was first dropped in September.