A Magical Moment: Halle Bailey Launches Look-Alike Doll Of Ariel

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This is a full circle moment for all of us, including Halle Bailey, who found it hard to hold back the happy tears as she showed off the new Little Mermaid doll made in her exact replica. She took to Instagram to share this big news with her friends and fans.

Keep reading for the details.

Halle Bailey Gets A Doll

The beauty posted a short clip to update her 4 million+ Instagram followers about the new Little Mermaid doll which was made just like her, including the locs and that pretty mole.

A+ For Style

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The style icon delivered the news in a gorgeous hot pink blazer with feather cuffs. She kept her makeup minimal, paired the look with gold hoop earrings, and styled her pretty locs in a tight ponytail.

Expressing Her Excitement

Bailey continued as she addressed her teeming online fans.

"This is the new Little Mermaid doll!' This means so much to me and to have one that looks like me, that's my favorite Disney character, is very surreal."

She accompanied the post with the caption, "omg 🥹💗the little girl in me is pinching herself right now ..i have my own Little Mermaid Ariel doll !!! I can’t believe how much she captures my version of this iconic character 🥹💕brb gonna go cry now …"

The Little Mermaid Doll

The doll looked incredibly chic in a blue bustier and matching blue mermaid tail. It also had long orange-red tressed and a Halle Bailey's signature mole.

A Cute Steal

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The Do It star joked about stealing the toy and hiding it forever while a background voice added, "And it can be in the water."

'The Little Mermaid"

The actress is set to star in the movie, featuring Jonah Hauer-King as Principe Eric and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.

The Plot

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Just like the original, the movie captures Ariel's deal with Ursula to have human legs in exchange for her voice.

Speaking On Ariel

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During the D23 Expo last September, the vocalist told the audience, "I’m sure all of you in here can relate to Ariel and how special she is to all of us. Being a little girl swimming in the pool, imagining I was a mermaid, I never imagined that would come to life like this."

About 'Part Of Your World'

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She spills juicy details about filming Part Of Your World and describes it as the most beautiful experience of her life.

"...feeling all the feelings she feels, her passion, discomfort, everything she’s experiencing."

The Audition

Bailey revealed that she auditioned for the role in 2019 and wrapped up shooting in 2021. The world saw her embody the character for the first time in a teaser trailer released in September 2022.

Mixed Views

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While many celebrated Bailey landing the iconic role, including Nicki Minaj, others felt a white actress with red hair would have represented Ariel better.

Dealing With The Negatives

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The actress said her family stuck by her side throughout the heavy criticism, including her grandparents, who spoke about their fair share of discrimination.

Celebrating The Milestone

Despite the negativity, the actress celebrated representation by sharing videos of young Black girls who watched the trailer in admiration.

The Director

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is directed by Rob Marshall, a Disney household name. He has worked on the film adaptation of Into The Wood and Mary Poppins Returns.

Songwriters For The Film

Miranda teamed up with composer Alan Menken to bring pen down amazing songs for the projects. Menken wrote music for the original Little Mermaid Film alongside Howard Ashman.

Release Date

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The film is slated to hit theatres on May 26, 2023.

More About The Casts

Javier Bardem, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Awkwafina all play notable roles in the soon-to-be-released blockbuster.

The Impact Of The Movie

Bailey said the movie changed her perspective on everything and impacted her life in many ways. She also hopes it influences other young Black girls positively.

For The Brown And Black Boys And Girls

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Bailey continued, "The fact that now it's getting to be played by me, a person who looks like me, woman of color, I'm just like, wow, I'm so grateful what it will do for all the other little Black and brown boys and girls who will see themselves in me."