Halle Bailey, 22, 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.”
Ahead of the release, the 22-year-old is celebrating Valentine’s Day by sporting red-hot lingerie, leaving her Instagram followers speechless.
Halle Bailey Celebrates Valentine’s Day
Halle Bailey is showing off her body as she poses in red, see-through lingerie for Valentine’s Day.
She is also wearing red lipstick and is hiding behind a red curtain, wishing her fans a Happy Valentine’s Day as she peeks through.
“happy valentine’s day 🫀,” she captioned the post, which gained nearly 200 comments in just 30 minutes.
Fans Are Left Speechless
Fans quickly took to the comments section of Bailey’s Valentine’s Day post as fans could not get over her look.
“Girl YESSSSSSSSS,” one fan wrote as another chimed in with, “Absolutely stunning ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.”
Another one of Bailey’s followers jokingly wrote, “HALLE HOW DARE YOU!!!!!! ❤️❤️ we just wanted to have a normal tuesday! dear god.”
While one of her fans wished her a Happy Valentine’s Day back, writing, “❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Hope its an amazing day for you.”
And one fan chimed in with, “Halle taking our breath away 😍😍😍” as another commented, “Unbothered queennnn, ate up as usual 😍😍😍🏾.”
Halle Bailey Faces Backlash For “The Little Mermaid”
In 2019, the Walt Disney Company 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.
Bailey addressed the backlash in a video posted to her social media accounts, saying, “I dedicated so much time, blood, sweat and tears into this work for this film and in the process I learned so much about myself.”
“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,” she concluded.
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.
Disney’s live-action “The Little Mermaid” hits theaters on May 26, 2023.