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Since wrapping The Little Mermaid in 2021, Halle Bailey has kept mum about what moviegoers can expect from the live-action adaptation. Remaining tight-lipped wasn’t just a thing for Bailey as her cast members and Disney have not shared much yet, though there are a few Little Mermaid details out there. While the live-action feature won’t premiere until 2023, we now know Bailey has already gotten a first look at herself as Ariel. The entertainer revealed her reaction after seeing herself as the beloved Disney character in The Little Mermaid for the first time.
For any actor, getting a first look at a project can be an emotional affair. Of course, the “Do It” singer was no exception as the Disney remake is her feature film debut, and also a big deal, given Bailey’s been able to “reinvent” Ariel for a new era. Her pride in portraying the Disney Renaissance character has remained steadfast, and Bailey has spoken on getting the first look at herself (red locks and all) as Ariel. Speaking to ET at the BET Awards, the actress recalled,