Halle Bailey tears up unveiling new 'Little Mermaid' doll based on her: 'brb gonna go cry'
Halle Bailey can barely hold back her excitement for her latest milestone as "The Little Mermaid."
The 22-year-old singer, who stars as Ariel in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's 1989 animated classic "The Little Mermaid," took to Instagram on Monday to unveil a new doll based on her turn as the famed red-headed mermaid.
“I have something really exciting to reveal to you all. I am going to cry,” she said in a video, before holding up the toy. “This is the new 'Little Mermaid' doll. I am literally choking up, because this means so much to me, and to have one that looks like me, that’s my favorite Disney character, is very surreal."
Bailey also marveled at the detail that went into making the doll look like her.
"She even has my mole, see?" she said. "The hair and the tail... I’m just stunned, so I don’t quite know what to do with it, but I’m going to steal this and take it home and hide it forever."
In the video's caption, Bailey added that "the little girl in me is pinching herself right now."
"brb gonna go cry now," she continued.
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"The Little Mermaid" teaser trailers have been stirring tons of hype among Disney fans of all ages. A September teaser for director Rob Marshall's live-action adaptation had little girls everywhere are overjoyed, with many parents sharing videos online of their children's adorable first reactions to it.
The original "The Little Mermaid," starring Jodi Benson in the role of Ariel, grossed $84.4 million at the box office. Marshall's remake starring Bailey, best known as one half of the Grammy-nominated R&B duo Chlöe x Halle, is expected in theaters on May 26, 2023.
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Contributing: Edward Segarra