Halle Bailey is the new Ariel! Check out these 6 things about the young actress as she becomes part of the whimsical world of Disney!
All hail to the new Disney Princess – Halle Bailey, who will be playing the live action remake of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”.
Halle Bailey, a 19-year-old actress, will be the new red-haired Ariel. We’ll definitely be expecting a totally new reboot to this classic Disney tale. Here are 6 things you need to know about the new Disney princess:
1. The second soul sister of the Chloe X Halle R&B duo
Together with her sister, both of them form the Chloe X Halle band which was also nominated for two Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Urban Contemporary Album.
But will the R&B songstress be able to nail the iconic “Part of Your World” which is practically the heart of the movie? We’ll just have to wait for the movie to find out!
2. Continuing the Beyoncé legacy
Spotted by queen of pop, Beyoncé in 2014 when the sister band posted a cover of “Pretty Hurts” – and the rest was history. From singing under Beyoncé’s record label Parkwood Entertainment to touring around with the super diva, these girls has got a great mentor to look up to!
3. She has starred in several TV sitcoms before
The young actress Having acted in several American sitcoms, such as 2018’s Grown-ish, and in the big screens for films like Last Holiday, Let It Shine, and Joyful Noise.
4. The sister duo has composed several Original Motion Soundtracks
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Music covers aren’t the only thing the sister band are good at, but they’ve also composed songs for Original Motion Soundtracks including Little, A Wrinkle In Time, and Trolls.
5. She is the second coloured actress to be casted as a Disney Princess
After the 1997 Cinderella live-action remake actress, Brandy Norwood. Disney is certainly bouncing back after being bombarded with the whole “white-washing” critiques.
6. A wide circle of Hollywood supporters
The casting of Halle Bailey was 100% celebrity-endorsed! With many Hollywood celebs congratulating the new Disney Princess in her Instagram posts, including Ariana Grande, Jordin Sparks, Willow Smith and many more.