The 23-year-old actress plays the Little Mermaid who dreams of becoming human in the film, which had its world premiere on Monday night in Los Angeles, more than 30 years after the release of the original, writes Reuters.
“My hopes for this film are just that people take so much love and joy and happiness with them when they leave and especially that all the little black and brown…boys and girls can see themselves represented on such a grand scale,” Bailey told Reuters.
“I’m just honored to be in this position,” said Halle Bailey.
There was a racist backlash on the internet when the trailer for the film was released last year, but many videos were also posted of black children excited to see her as a Disney princess.
“It’s so important for little girls to see themselves in things, in movies, in representation,” said Awkwafina (Nora Lum), who voices Scuttle the seagull.
Melissa McCarthy takes on the role of the villainous Ursula, Javier Bardem plays King Triton, and Jonah Hauer-King plays Eric, Ariel’s lover.
“We all love that instinctive love story that you have between Disney characters, but in a live action version … we wanted something maybe even deeper,” Hauer-King said of the new film’s approach to romance. between Ariel and Eric.
The film premiered amid a nearly week-long strike by thousands of Hollywood film and television writers.
“There is no story without screenwriters. They are the basis of what we do and I hope they receive the respect and treatment they deserve in these negotiations,” said Bardem.
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