Halle Bailey is a lady who loves to punch out loud—and who knows how to punch out loud. After landing the role of Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid, the "Do It" singer revealed what it was like to see racist trolls flood her remarks and how she was able to ignore it.
Bailey, 22, told Edition Modern Luxury: "It's been such a crazy journey, and I'm genuinely shocked and honored and grateful to be in this position."
The GRAMMY-nominated artist spoke forth about what her film and its representation personally imply.
Bailey explained that she was able to relate to her desire for self-determination. "She knew where she wanted to go, and she was not going to allow anyone to prevent her from doing so." I want the little girl in me and the little girls just like me who are watching to know that they are special and that they should be a princess in every single way."
Ariel has been a fan of the popular cartoon since childhood, and the Grown-ish alum has revealed what she expects from her interpretation of the beloved animated film. "I'm really excited for my interpretation of the film because it's so broad."
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