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'The Little Mermaid' Star Halle Bailey Looks 'Pretty In Pink'

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on February 12, 2023 at 7:30 PM EST

Halle Bailey is known for her work in ABC’s “Grown-ish” and as one half of the popular R&B singing duo Chloe and Halle, but she is  also getting ready to take on the role of the iconic Disney Princess — Ariel — in the upcoming live-action Disney film, “The Little Mermaid.”

The 22-year-old has been making many appearances, with her most recent in a bright pink two-piece set.

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Halle Bailey Brightens The Room In Pink Outfit

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The "Grown-ish" actress is grabbing the attention of her Instagram followers after she posed in a bright pink two-piece outfit.

"pretty in pink 🥰💖," she captioned the post, which others chimed in saying, "Prettiest in pink 😍" and "the prettiest!"

While another said, "When your soul is pure, and your heart is soooo giving ... your beauty shines different 🩷✨️🩷✨️."

"THE PRINCESS IS BACK 💗💗," one of Bailey's followers commented.

And one other user chimed in with, "Focus on yourself Queen ! You have many beautiful blessings coming your way ! 💕."

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Halle Bailey Opens Up About ‘Black Ariel’ Backlash

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In 2019, Disney announced that actress Halle Bailey, who is known for her work in ABC’s “Grown-ish” and as one half of the popular R&B singing duo Chloe and Halle, would portray the iconic Disney Princess, Ariel, in the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid.”

Not long after the announcement, fans took to social media to express their frustrations about the casting of the Disney Princess and the hashtag #NotMyAriel immediately began to trend.

Some, however, stood up for Bailey, including The Walt Disney Company, Jodi Benson (the original voice for Ariel in the 1989 animated classic), and Lin-Manuel Miranda, one of the producers and composers for the upcoming live-action remake.

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Bailey also addressed the backlash, saying, “And even still today with all of the commentary and people’s opinions going on, it just reminds me to be number one: grounded, and grateful that I have this opportunity.”

She continued, “And the fact that it’s sparking such a discussion for all of us … I mean, I know what it would’ve meant to me as a little girl to have been able to see a Black Ariel.

“When I was younger, if I would’ve seen that, it would have changed my whole outlook on life so the fact that I’m kind of getting to do that is really cool and unbelievable to me and the little girl inside of me is screaming and freaking out,” Bailey concluded.

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"The Little Mermaid"

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The upcoming live-action film will star Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Jacob Tremblay as Flounder.

Walt Disney Studios describes the movie as:

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“The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.

Disney’s live-action “The Little Mermaid” hits theaters on May 26, 2022.

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