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    Halle Bailey No Longer Pressured Over Little Mermaid Role

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    Halle Berry can’t wait for Disney fans to become a part of her world.

    Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be released in a few months and the actress exclusively shared with E! News that playing the role of Ariel was a dream come true for her. She can’t wait for people to see the new live-action version of the famous Disney movie.

    She said during an interview, “I don’t feel any pressure anymore. I think that before I started filming, I did feel some nerves naturally because the film is so important to so many people.”

    According to the actress, she overcame her nervousness on the first day with the help of her friends and family, including her sister Chloe Bailey. She said, “I just lean on them and I know that I just give it my 100 percent. I did my best, that’s all I can do. I’m just really grateful to see it all play out.”

    The 22-year-old actress who admitted growing up playing mermaids with her Chloe in the pool, shared that it touched her the most when she saw the reactions of children while watching her perform “Part of Your World” when it was first dropped in September.

    She said, “It just makes me cry. The fact that all these little Black and Brown babies are going to be able to feel like they’re being represented is really special to me. I know that if I had that when I was younger, it would have changed a whole lot for me and my perspective on who I am as an individual.”

    The “super honored” star added, “I’m just really grateful to kind of be in this position and I just hope everybody really enjoys the film.”

    The Little Mermaid will hit theaters on May 26, 2023. The cast includes Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Jacob Tremblay as Flounder. Meanwhile, Javier Bardem plays King Triton while Awkwafina portrays Scuttle and Jonah Hauer-King is playing Prince Eric.

    Halle considered filming the Disney movies as “the toughest experience,” though it “has made me so much stronger than i ever thought i could be.”

    She shared on Instagram in July, “I feel so grateful to have experienced this film in all of its glory. I cannot wait for time to speed up so you all can watch this film because it was made with so much love (plus blood sweat and tears).”


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