When it was announced that Halle Bailey will be portraying Ariel in the upcoming live-action remake of the Disney classic, The Little Mermaid, the news practically shook the internet. And though the role has proven to be a life-changing moment for the singer, it has been a nerve-wracking one as well.
In an exclusive interview with Essence magazine, the 22-year-old singer (who is the other half of the R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle) opened up about starring in the new live-action film and playing the Disney princess.
“I was so nervous to do something on my own,” Halle told the publication. “I was like, I don’t know if I can do it without [sister Chloe Bailey] I’m so used to her being there and giving me that final push.”