The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey discusses the black representation in the ... trends now
The actress, 23, who is the cover girl across four Glamour publications this month, discussed the black representation in the film during an interview with the magazine.
During the chat, Halle touched on the emotional videos of young girls seeing a black woman as a Disney princess and how she managed to keep her own identity during filming for the remake.
When asked about the videos, Halle said: 'When I saw those for the first time, I just cried. I was sobbing uncontrollably. The fact that these babies are looking at me and feeling the emotions that they're feeling is a really humbling, beautiful thing.'
She compared the feeling when Anika Noni Rose played Tiana in the Princess and the Frog in 2009, saying: 'I know how much of that movie changed my whole perspective on life. Wow, this is possible. Black princesses are possible.
Interview: Halle Bailey has revealed how she broke down watching videos of children gleefully reacting to her playing Ariel in The Little Mermaid live action film
Cover girl! The actress, 23, who is the cover girl across four Glamour publications this month, discussed the black representation in the film during an interview with the magazine
Iconic: Her hair stylist Camille Friend dyed Halle's roots red and wrapped her locs with hair the same shade in order to give her Ariel's iconic look
She added: 'We deserve to take up these spaces too.'
Halle discussed how the glam team endeavoured to let her keep her own identity while playing the character, who has previously been portrayed as white.
Her hair stylist Camille Friend dyed Halle's roots red and wrapped her locs with hair the same shade in order to give her Ariel's iconic look.
She said: '[Ariel still] has red hair, because that's a very iconic part of her, but I really did admire the fact that because I'm a Black woman and I have locs, [the producers] wanted to incorporate that into Ariel's look.
'They're both women of color, so I felt very comfortable. They know how to take care of me and my hair and makeup. I've been on sets before where that's not the case.'
Halle said: 'I really hope that I put my own stamp on her character by showing more of her vulnerability.
'I felt like I could relate to her growing up in a big family and having older sisters to guide you, and having a father that's very protective and overbearing at times but loves so hard.'
Alongside the interview, Halle posed for an incredible shoot, featured in and on the cover of Glamour U.S., Mexico, Germany and Spain.
Radiant: During the chat, Halle touched on the emotional