“I’ve one thing actually thrilling to divulge to you all. I’m gonna cry,” the youthful half of Chloe x Halle stated in an Instagram video. “That is the brand new Little Mermaid doll! I’m actually choking up as a result of this implies a lot to me. And to have one that appears like me, that’s my favourite Disney character, could be very surreal. And look, she even has my mole! See? And the hair, and the tail…I’m simply surprised, so I don’t fairly know what to do with it, however I’m gonna steal this and take it residence.”
Certainly, the brand new model of Ariel is modeling precisely after Bailey’s character within the upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1989 animated basic, and the actress added much more context about how significant the toy was to her in her caption.
“Omg…the little woman in me is pinching herself proper now ..I’ve my very own Little Mermaid Ariel doll !!!” she wrote. “I can’t consider how a lot she captures my model of this iconic character…brb gonna go cry now.”
Late final 12 months, Bailey opened up in an interview with E! Information about letting go of the “pressure” she initially felt to step into Ariel’s fins. “I feel that earlier than I began filming, I did really feel some nerves naturally as a result of the movie is so essential to so many individuals,” she stated, happening so as to add, “The truth that all these little Black and Brown infants are going to have the ability to really feel like they’re being represented is basically particular to me. I do know that if I had that after I was youthful, it will have modified an entire lot for me and my perspective on who I’m as a person.”
The Little Mermaid is about to hit theaters nationwide on Could 23, and the newest teaser gave followers a quick glimpse of Melissa McCarthy’s villainous Ursula, in addition to Flounder and Prince Eric.
Watch Halle’s cute response to seeing her Ariel doll for the primary time beneath.