CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES.- Halle Baileythe actress who plays “The Little Mermaid” in Disney’s live-action film, He spoke for the first time after the controversy that his role has generated due to his skin color.
The 22-year-old has caused a stir and diverse opinions for the role since they assure that she is not Caucasian, however, she does not seem to care about the racist attacks against her since recording the famous movie helped her learn a lot about herself.
It was in a video for YouTube, that the former Chloe x Halle star She mentioned, “I put a lot of time, blood, sweat, and tears into working on this movie, and I learned a lot about myself in the process.”
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“I remember that at the beginning of the shoot I was much more shy than at the end, so I felt that I had grown up with the character of Ariel and that makes me very happy. Even today, with all the comments and opinions from people, I remember to keep my feet on the ground and be grateful for having this opportunity and for the fact that it is sparking a debate for all of us, “he added.
The former child star assured that if she had seen a “colored Ariel” when she was a girl, it would have changed her vision of life.
“So the fact that I can do it is really cool and amazing to me, and the girl in me is screaming with excitement about it,” she said.
It was at the beginning of October that Bailey became a trend on social networks after a disney movie teaser who will star
The material shared on all its platforms did not receive the expected boom and, on the contrary, is generating negative and critical reactions.
In fact, the video on YouTube had more than a million dislikes, not to mention the memes that emerged on social networks causing controversy and racist attacks.
Starring Halle Bailey and directed by Rob Marshall, “The Little Mermaid” is a direct adaptation of the animated film released in 1989, a free version of Hans Christian Andersen’s story.
The Disney film was a resounding success at the time and soon became a Disney classic, permanently penetrating the unconscious of the younger generation.
However, the new version presents a reinvention of the typical Ariel, with fair complexion and coral red hair, for a beautiful dark-skinned protagonist.