One little girl felt the true magic of Disney after spotting her favorite princess — and the internet is loving it.
It was a typical day at Disney World for most families as they enjoyed the rides and food. One thing they didn’t expect was to see Halle Bailey, the star of the upcoming live-action “Little Mermaid” adaptation.
One little girl couldn’t hold back and just had to hug her favorite Disney princess.
“Oh my gosh, you’re so pretty!” Bailey tells the girl in the video. “She’s so sweet!” It took a bit of convincing to get the girl to release her grip around Bailey’s neck, but she did eventually — just to take a picture.
A little girl would not let go of Halle Bailey after she saw her at Disney World🥺❤️— Pop Tingz (@ThePopTingz) March 24, 2023
The live action “Little Mermaid” is highly anticipated, as the original is one of the most popular Disney animated films.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bailey said she was in the water for nearly 13 hours a day while filming. She also dished on how the new adaptation is a little different than the original.
“I’m really excited for my version of the film because we’ve definitely changed that perspective of just her wanting to leave the ocean for a boy,” Bailey explained. “It’s way bigger than that. It’s about herself, her purpose, her freedom, her life, and what she wants.”
Unfortunately, while the film hasn’t even been released, there’s already been plenty of backlash over whether or not a fictional mermaid can be Black.
“As a Black person, you just expect it and it’s not really a shock anymore,” Bailey told The Face. “I never read my comments. Don’t ever read the comments. Honestly, when the teaser came out, I was at the D23 Expo — the biggest Disney fan event — and I was so happy. I didn’t see any of the negativity.”
“The Little Mermaid” hits theaters May 26.
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