Halle Bailey dons burlap dress to recreate key scene on the Sardinian set of ...

Halle Bailey dons burlap dress to recreate key scene on the Sardinian set of ...
Halle Bailey dons burlap dress to recreate key scene on the Sardinian set of ...

Five-time Grammy nominee Halle Bailey was hard at work on the Sardinian set of Rob Marshall's live-action The Little Mermaid on Sunday recreating a key scene.

Once Princess Ariel's wish for legs is granted, she preserves her modesty by donning a makeshift dress made from scrap fabric used on a ship.

In the reboot, the 21-year-old R&B belter's shoulder-baring dress is made from burlap by four-time Oscar-winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood.  

Action! Five-time Grammy nominee Halle Bailey was hard at work on the Sardinian set of Rob Marshall's live-action The Little Mermaid on Sunday recreating a key scene

'You look sensational!' Tony nominee Jodi Benson voiced Princess Ariel in the original 1989 animated classic

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'You look sensational!' Five-time Grammy nominee Halle Bailey was hard at work on the Sardinian set of Rob Marshall's live-action The Little Mermaid on Sunday recreating a key scene

Bailey wore a ginger-shaded waist-length wig to better portray the 16-year-old mermaid, whose hair was originally painted red because blonde looked too dingy in the underwater scenes.

But rather than having Prince Eric whisking Ariel back to his castle like in the cartoon, the Atlanta-born beauty's character hitches a ride into town in a wagon.

The cameras rolled on a dolly rig as Ariel peeked from under a blanket in the back ot the wagon to catch her first glimpse at seaside villagers.

It's the first sign that the 60-year-old filmmaker will definitely be deviating from the plot of Ron Clements and John Musker's 1989 animated classic. 

Background: Once Princess Ariel's wish for legs is granted, she preserves her modesty by donning a makeshift dress made from scrap fabric used on a ship

However, Ariel will not be wearing black sneakers in the film

Background: Once Princess Ariel's wish for legs is granted, she preserves her modesty by donning a makeshift dress made from scrap fabric used on a ship

Crafty: In the reboot, the 21-year-old R&B belter's shoulder-baring dress is made from burlap by four-time Oscar-winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood

Crafty: In the reboot, the 21-year-old R&B belter's shoulder-baring dress is made from burlap by four-time Oscar-winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood

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Wigging out: Bailey wore a ginger-shaded waist-length wig to better portray the 16-year-old mermaid, whose hair was originally painted red because blonde looked too dingy in the underwater scenes

Wigging out: Bailey wore a ginger-shaded waist-length wig to better portray the 16-year-old mermaid, whose hair was originally painted red because blonde looked too dingy in the underwater scenes

Stowaway! But rather than having Prince Eric whisking Ariel back to his castle like in the cartoon, the Atlanta-born beauty's character hitches a ride into town in a wagon

Stowaway! But rather than having Prince Eric whisking Ariel back to his castle like in the cartoon, the Atlanta-born beauty's character hitches a ride into town in a wagon

Fish out of water! The cameras rolled on a dolly rig as Ariel peeked from under a blanket in the back ot the wagon to catch her first glimpse at seaside villagers

Fish out of water! The cameras rolled on a dolly rig as Ariel peeked from under a blanket in the back ot the wagon to catch her first glimpse at seaside villagers

Spoiler alert! It's the first sign that the 60-year-old filmmaker will definitely be deviating from the plot of Ron Clements and John Musker's 1989 animated classic

Spoiler alert! It's the first sign that the 60-year-old filmmaker will definitely be deviating from the plot of Ron Clements and John Musker's 1989 animated classic

Diversity: The townspeople were all cast with actors of African descent, marking yet another change from the all-Caucasian original film

Diversity: The townspeople were all cast with actors of African descent, marking yet another change from the all-Caucasian original film

The townspeople were all cast with actors of African descent, marking another diverse change from the all-Caucasian original film.

When the cameras weren't rolling, Halle - whose

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