Halle Bailey, the current darling of the entertainment industry, has certainly earned her praise through immense dedication and hard work.
The talented singer and actress, who is currently captivating audiences as Ariel in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” recently shared some revealing behind-the-scenes footage from the film on her verified Instagram account. One particular moment struck a vulnerable chord with viewers.
In the video clip, Bailey takes a break from filming and can be seen adorned with small black dots, which aid in motion capture for the film’s extensive visual effects. Her hair is concealed under a swim cap as she indulges in a snack before returning to the set.
“It’s been a challenging day,” she confesses, mentioning that she has been shooting the iconic “Part of Your World” song sequence for the past two days. She explains that the initial two days focused on the song’s introduction and first two stanzas, while the upcoming third day will tackle the remaining portions, emphasizing the difficulty of the task.
“I’m overwhelmed with emotion because it’s such a desperate plea,” Bailey describes, referring to the intense emotions required to convincingly convey Ariel’s yearning to explore the world above—a driving force behind the entire story.
“The song itself is challenging to sing, and executing it properly is no easy feat,” she adds. “I’m striving to showcase every emotion on my face and execute the movements flawlessly.”
Suddenly, she is interrupted by the sound of her own voice singing the song. Bailey explains that she recorded this moment of struggle as a reminder of her hard work, which she now shares with her followers three years later.
Undoubtedly, her efforts have paid off handsomely—Bailey’s portrayal of the underwater Disney princess has received rave reviews, and the film’s box office success over the holiday weekend speaks volumes.
Bailey’s next venture will see her stepping into the role of a young Nettie in the cinematic adaptation of the Broadway musical “The Color Purple,” which itself is a revival of the 1985 classic film based on Alice Walker’s novel.
Audiences can anticipate the release of “The Color Purple” in theaters on Christmas Day.”