Disney upcoming live-action princess film “The Little Mermaid,” staring singer Halle Bailey as Ariel. Fans of the film have been waiting for the film to be released for awhile. The singer recently interviewed with “Entertainment Weekly” for the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California which she talked about how incorporating her locs into the film made her feel.
“Incorporating my locs into the red hair was something that was really special to me” Bailey said.
Bailey is a member of the popular girl group Chloe x Halle talked about how the film’s director, Rob Marshall created a beautiful experience for her. She said Marshall did this by hearing and seeing who Bailey is.
“With Rob he’s so amazing and just saying, ‘I see you’ and ‘I want to bring you into the character’ so, it was a beautiful thing.” Bailey said.
The actress gave more examples than just her hair that made her feel seen by the director.
She added, “You know the outfit, the fins, everything. It’s just amazing. So, I’m just grateful that I’ve been able to take the essence of me and kind of mix the two.”
During her interview, the 22-year-old said that in order to really embody swimming like a mermaid, it’s “all about the hip movement,” she said.
“Like where you place your hands it was such a kind of graceful swim that she ended up having, but yeah it was really meticulous you kind of had to make it look natural but still flowy and pretty.”
The official trailer for “The Little Mermaid” was released on Sept. 9 and received over 20 million views, making it one of the most viewed Disney princess trailers.