Halle Bailey Shares Importance of Natural Hair in 'The Little Mermaid' Remake

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Halle Bailey, the star of the highly anticipated live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid", recently spoke with Ebony about her experience playing Ariel and the importance of staying true to herself, including her natural hair.

Bailey expressed gratitude to director Rob Marshall for allowing her to keep her locs in the film, saying, "It's always important to have somebody to cosign."

She also emphasized the significance of representation on the big screen, especially for young people, saying, "We need to be able to see ourselves, we need to be able to see our hair on big screens like this, so that we know that it's beautiful and more than acceptable."

Bailey also shared her excitement for her upcoming role in the remake of "The Color Purple", in which she not only acts but also contributed an original song.

Bailey's commitment to authenticity and representation serves as an important example for audiences, particularly young people, who may see themselves reflected in her performances.

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