Halle Bailey talked about The Little Mermaid movie shoot
Halle Bailey talked about the inclusivity of the filming of The Little Mermaid and the variations in the motivations of her character Ariel. According to Bailey, her portrayal of Ariel is “more complex” than that in the first “The Little Mermaid.”
Halle Bailey says her version of Ariel is “more nuanced” than the original ‘The Little Mermaid’:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 20, 2023
“we’ve definitely changed that perspective of just her wanting to leave the ocean for a boy. It’s way bigger than that. It’s about herself, her purpose, her freedom, her life and… pic.twitter.com/Skq1oqNJ1t
The Little Mermaid, a live-action movie starring American actress Halle Bailey, will be released soon. According to Bailey, viewers may anticipate a contemporary spin on the well-known story.
The artist talked about her time on the Disney movie set, the inclusive approach used, and the differences between her character Ariel’s motives in real life and the film.
In a cover feature for Edition’s March version, the singer and actress discussed her experiences filming The Color Purple and the upcoming Disney movie.
According to the actress, the plot will change Ariel’s objectives to revolve around wanting to experience life outside the ocean. The story has already taken a more inclusive turn with its casting.
The 22-year-old actress claimed that Ariel was her favorite princess when she was five years old and that she first saw The Little Mermaid. Bailey also discussed her thoughts on the conflicting reactions the teaser initially received from the audience.
Most people were thrilled that the well-known Disney princess finally had some representation; however, others made racist remarks.
“We’ve obviously modified that perspective of just her wanting to leave the ocean for a boy, so I’m really looking forward to my version of the movie,” Bailey said. “It is much larger than that. It revolves around her: her life, her goals, her freedom, and her purpose.”
When discussing her work on The Little Mermaid, the actress disclosed that she spent over a year filming the undersea adventure in the UK’s Pinewood Studios (in London) in challenging circumstances and “emotionally difficult times,” according to the source. That involves being in the water for as long as 13 hours on certain days or getting strapped into a harness for “hours on end.”
But, the Grammy-nominated performer claimed that with the aid of her “Mermaid” co-star Melissa McCarthy, who plays the evil sea witch Ursula opposite of Ariel, Bailey could get over those emotions on set.
The Grammy nominee continued, saying she was pleased with how Disney changed the plot.
“The Little Mermaid,” a rough remake of the original 1989’s animated hit, “Mermaid,” will get released in 2023. Rob Marshall gave the direction for the brand-new movie, which will have its theatrical debut on May 26.