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Halle Bailey Goes Blue For Australian Premiere of 'The Little Mermaid'

Halle Bailey Goes Blue For Australian Premiere of 'The Little Mermaid'

Halle Bailey wears a blue, wavy dress while hitting the carpet at the premiere of her new movie The Little Mermaid held at State Theatre on Monday (May 22) in Sydney, Australia.

The 23-year-old entertainer was joined by co-star Melissa McCarthy and director Rob Marshall for the latest stop on their press tour.

Also stepping out for the event Down Under were Australian actors Keiynan Lonsdale and James Majoos, RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Courtney Act and Trinity the Tuck, and The Wiggles.

That same day, the first trailer for Halle‘s other upcoming movie The Color Purple hit the web. Check it out here!

Just a few days before, the full soundtrack for The Little Mermaid was released and you can listen here.

We are just a few days away from The Little Mermaid hitting theaters. It debuts THIS Friday (May 26)!

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Halle Bailey Hugs Adorable Little Girl at 'The Little Mermaid' UK Premiere

Halle Bailey Hugs Adorable Little Girl at 'The Little Mermaid' UK Premiere

Halle Bailey wears white to the UK premiere of her new movie The Little Mermaid held at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on Monday (May 15) in London.

The 23-year-old singer and actress was seen meeting some young fans, and even hugging a little girl who carried Halle‘s Ariel doll.

Halle has been very vocal about being representation for young Black girls and kids, and what their reactions to seeing her as a Disney princess means to her.

Check out what she recently shared inside… More Here! »

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Halle Bailey Meets Up with Original Ariel Jodi Benson at 'The Little Mermaid' Premiere

Halle Bailey Meets Up with Original Ariel Jodi Benson at 'The Little Mermaid' Premiere

Halle Bailey looks amazing while stepping out on the blue carpet at the premiere of her new movie The Little Mermaid held at Dolby Theatre on Monday (May 8) in Hollywood.

The 23-year-old star was also seen meeting up with the original voice of Ariel Jodi Benson on the carpet and inside the after party.

If you didn’t know, Jodi reportedly has a little cameo in the film, with a sort of passing the torch moment.

“She doesn’t need any advice from me. She’s brilliant. I did get to meet her a few times and chat with her, and just to tell her how proud I was of her,” Jodi told ET on the carpet. “But I love that she has a purity of heart and a pure spirit. You can see that vulnerability, and that child-like, and that bravery and courage coming through. It’s beautiful. I’m so thrilled for her and I’m so proud of her.”

Also hitting the carpet at the premiere were Halle‘s co-stars Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, with husband Ben Falcone and daughter Vivian, Javier Bardem, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Art Malik, Simone Ashley, Lorena Andrea, Jessica Alexander and Sienna King. Director Rob Marshall, producer John DeLuca, composer Alan Menken and Disney CEO Bob Iger were in attendance as well.

The Little Mermaid hits theaters on May 26th. Check out the latest clips released here!

FYI: Halle is wearing a Valdrin Sahiti gown. Awkwafina is wearing Charles & Keith shoes. Jacob is wearing a Reiss suit.

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Director Rob Marshall Recalls How Halle Bailey's First 'The Little Mermaid' Audition Made Him Cry

Director Rob Marshall Recalls How Halle Bailey's First 'The Little Mermaid' Audition Made Him Cry

The Little Mermaid‘s director Rob Marshall is looking back on Halle Bailey‘s audition for the upcoming live action movie.

The director of the underwater film recalled how the 23-year-old entertainer caught his eye during her 2019 Grammys performance with sister Chloe.

“[Producer] John DeLuca and I were watching, and I said, ‘John, who is that? She looks like an angel,’” Rob told British Vogue. “I mean, Halle’s so beautiful, but she also has an otherworldly sensibility. This was so important for a character that’s a mermaid and a teenage girl, who has to have this combination of strength, passion and courage, as well as a kind of naivety and innocence.”

He then recalled her first audition, where she sang “Part of Your World.”

Keep reading to see what he said… More Here! »

Director Rob Marshall Says Live Action 'The Little Mermaid' Is the Most Challenging Film He's Done

Director Rob Marshall Says Live Action 'The Little Mermaid' Is the Most Challenging Film He's Done

Rob Marshall is dishing on his upcoming live action Disney movie!

The Oscar-nominated director’s next project is The Little Mermaid with Halle Bailey in the titular role of Ariel.

In a new interview, he shared an update on the movie, saying, “I’m very excited to be finishing up after four-and-a-half years. It’s a long time.”

He also added that this is the most challenging film he’s done.

Check out what he said inside… More Here! »

Halle Bailey's Director in 'The Little Mermaid' Talks About Decision to Have Her Play Ariel

Halle Bailey's Director in 'The Little Mermaid' Talks About Decision to Have Her Play Ariel

There was some controversy when Halle Bailey landed the role of Ariel in the live-action The Little Mermaid movie, but she was the right choice for the role and director Rob Marshall is explaining why she was picked.

The director says there was “no agenda” behind her casting and he also responded to the moving videos of young Black children reacting to seeing a Black Ariel in the teaser trailer.

Click inside to read more… More Here! »