Halle Bailey wears white gown, beaded headpiece for ‘Little Mermaid’ London premiere
“The Little Mermaid” cast shook things up across the lake for the film’s London debut.
Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay, Javier Bardem, and Daveed Diggs, in addition to Rob Marshall, the film’s director, and Alan Menken, the film’s composer, stepped out on the red carpet to promote the upcoming film.Bailey, who portrays Ariel in the live action version of the classic tale, kept with the “Under the Sea” theme of the carpet and wore a white gown with a beaded design, which resembled the shape of seashells. She paired the look with a beaded headpiece.
She was all smiles as she posed for photos on the carpet and met young fans. Last week, the film held its Los Angeles and Mexico City premieres. During the star-studded Los Angeles event, which took place on Hollywood Boulevard, Bailey and Jodi Benson , the actress who voiced Ariel in the original 1989 animated feature, found each other on the blue carpet and shared an embrace.
Bailey’s role is historic, as she is the first Black actress to play Ariel. The singer, one half of the group Chloe x Halle, with older sister Chloe Bailey, was cast in the role in July 2019.
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She told “GMA” on the blue carpet that she hopes her role as Ariel lets others who never saw themselves represented with their favorite princesses know that they “deserve to be in these spaces.” “I hope they see themselves in me on the screen,” she said. “I’m just grateful to be here. There were women before me like Brandy and Anika [Noni] Rose, who really were the blueprint for me to even be able to be here today. So, I’m just taking this moment all in. I’m so excited.”