Halle Bailey is making ready for the world premiere of The Little Mermaid, and followers throughout the globe are anxiously ready to see her convey the character to life!
This live-action movie places a brand new spin on a Disney basic, whereas nonetheless staying true to the themes, characters, and songs introduced within the animated film.
And one factor Halle knew she could not eliminate was Ariel’s iconic crimson hair! Now, she’s opening up about why she made the choice to maintain her pure locs whereas nonetheless reworking right into a redhead.
“It was tremendous essential for me to have my pure hair on this movie,” Halle instructed Ebony journal. “I used to be actually grateful to [director] Rob Marshall, as a result of he needed to maintain my locs. It’s all the time essential to have someone to cosign.”
“I’ve had my locs since I used to be 5, in order that they’re an enormous a part of who I’m. We want to have the ability to see ourselves.”
“We want to have the ability to see our hair on large screens like this, in order that we all know that it’s lovely and greater than acceptable.”
It additionally helped that Halle had a supportive staff behind her to convey her imaginative and prescient to life, which included Halle’s hairstylist, Camille Buddy, and make-up artist, Kat Ali.
“[Ariel still] has crimson hair, as a result of that’s a really iconic a part of her, however I actually did admire the truth that as a result of I’m a Black lady and I’ve locs, [the producers] needed to include that into Ariel’s look,” Halle instructed Glamour journal.
As a way to obtain this look, Halle had her pure roots dyed crimson and wrapped her locs in the identical coloration you may see on display.
“[Camille and Kat are] each ladies of coloration, so I felt very snug. They know maintain me and my hair and make-up. I’ve been on units earlier than the place that’s not the case.”
Halle has really killed EVERY look we have seen on the carpet, from The Little Mermaid press tour to the 2023 Met Gala. And it has been lovely to see a lot versatility explored along with her locs.
You should definitely take a look at Halle and her beautiful tresses in The Little Mermaid when it hits theaters on Friday, Could 26!