Fans of Disney’s The Little Mermaid are one step closer to watching its live-action reboot. Star Halle Bailey, who plays Ariel, confirmed that filming on the flick just wrapped.
Taking to Instagram on Monday to share a sunset photo of her lounging at the beach while in costume, the singer reflected on starring in her first breakout role.
“And just like that..that’s a wrap,” Bailey remarked. “After auditioning for this film when i was 18 just about to turn 19, to now finishing filming through a pandemic when i turned 21 ..we have finally made it.”
“I feel so grateful to have experienced this film in all of its glory..it has been the toughest experience being away from everything and everyone i’ve ever known, to feeling self doubt/ loneliness, but also feeling such freedom and perseverance as i’ve reached the end,” the Chloe x Halle singer continued. “This experience has made me so much stronger than i ever thought i could be.”
Bailey shouted-out her fellow cast and crew mates who worked on the movie, noting how proud she was to have worked alongside such professionals.
“I cannot wait for time to speed up so you all can watch this film because it was made with so much love (plus blood sweat and tears),” the Grammy-nominated singer expressed before further shouting-out the movie’s filming location in Sardinia “for a wonderful ending.”
While The Little Mermaid’s release date has yet to be announced, the movie is slated to swim into theaters next year.
Besides Bailey, the movie will also star Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Awkwafina as Scuttle and Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric.
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