Disney Princess Dreams Came True at the World Premiere of The Little Mermaid with Halle Bailey and Jodi Benson United on the Blue Carpet

– Halle Bailey, star of the new live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid,” and Jodi Benson, lead of the original 1989 classic, united on the sea-blue carpet at the world premiere of the movie.
– Benson praised Bailey’s “brilliant” performance as Ariel and expressed her pride and excitement for her. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the film, excited to see Bailey take on the coveted Disney part.
– Bailey acknowledged the historical significance of becoming the first Black actor to play Ariel and the second Black Disney princess, saying it is about time that roles like this are played by people who look like her.

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Halle Bailey, the star of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid,” and Jodi Benson, who voiced the lead in the original 1989 classic, embraced each other on the blue carpet at the premiere on May 8. In a video that has since gone viral on TikTok, the two actors shared a moment of admiration and kind words before watching the highly anticipated film.

Benson spoke to “Entertainment Tonight” and expressed how impressed she was with Bailey’s portrayal of Ariel. She shared that the young actress has a “purity of heart and a pure spirit” that is reflected in her performance. Benson added that she was proud of Bailey and that she didn’t offer her any advice, as the actress didn’t need it.

Bailey’s role as Ariel has garnered a lot of buzz, with fans eagerly awaiting the film’s release on May 23. The trailer for the movie was released during the Oscars in March, and fans have been vocal on social media about their excitement to see Bailey in the iconic role. Some have even dressed up as Ariel and met the young actress at Disney World.

In a March interview with POPSUGAR, Bailey spoke about the historical significance of becoming the first Black actor to take on the role of Ariel and the second Black Disney princess after Anika Noni Rose’s portrayal of Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog.” Bailey expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to represent her community on such a big project, saying “We deserve to have images that look like us and to see ourselves in the media on big screens and everything.”

Bailey’s performance as Ariel is highly anticipated, not just because of her groundbreaking role but also because of her talent as a singer and actress. Fans of the original film and newcomers alike are excited to see how she will bring the beloved character to life on screen.