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Why Halle Bailey Was ‘Sobbing’ After ‘The Little Mermaid’ : ‘I Had Come Out of This Cocoon with Ariel’

Halle Bailey tells PEOPLE that her journey making The Little Mermaid “mirrored what Ariel goes by way of within the movie”

Halle Bailey advanced proper alongside her character Ariel while making The Little Mermaid.

The 22-year-old singer transforms into the underwater Disney princess within the upcoming live-action re-imagining, which had its first teaser trailer debut on Friday. Bailey informed PEOPLE on the D23 Expo about how the function modified her — and why she broke down in tears after finishing the anticipated film.

“I might undoubtedly say coming into this movie I used to be much more, I feel, simply young-minded and a bit extra undecided of myself a lot,” she says. “The entire expertise of filming, in additional methods than one, mirrored Ariel’s journey of discovering herself and her voice.”

“I keep in mind on the finish of filming, wrap day, I used to be simply sobbing as a result of I actually felt like I had come out of this cocoon with Ariel,” says Bailey. “This story has accomplished a lot for me and the filming course of has actually type of modified my life. I might undoubtedly say it mirrored what Ariel goes by way of within the movie.”

Bailey provides that the movie has “modified my perspective on the whole lot” and “impacted my life in so some ways.” And she or he hopes the illustration she now brings to the long-lasting story will imply simply as a lot to younger audiences.

“The truth that now it is attending to be performed by me, an individual who appears to be like like me, girl of shade, I am identical to, wow, I am so grateful what it can do for all the opposite little Black and brown girls and boys who will see themselves in me,” she says. “As a result of I do know if I had seen myself after I was youthful, I feel my entire perspective would’ve modified.”

As for a way she put her personal private stamp on Ariel, Bailey says: “Properly, I can solely be myself in the case of taking over one thing this grand and nice.”

“Generally it may be overwhelming to take the character that everyone has beloved and identified for years and make it your individual,” says Bailey. “However I simply listened to the little lady that is in me, and I hearken to her and make her completely happy after which I do know if I put my all and my ardour and the whole lot into it that I am going to give it my finest. And I really feel like I did.”

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