Watch LEAKED Footage of Halle Bailey In ‘The Little Mermaid’

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Halle Bailey as 'The Little Mermaid' sings.

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We previously reported the all-new trailer for The Little Mermaid (2023), a live-action remake of the animated classic, released at D23 last weekend.

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However, convention-goers also got an exclusive, for-the-room-only look at Ariel (Halle Bailey) singing “Part of Your World.” Though meant to remain private, footage of that scene has leaked on TikTok:

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♬ original sound – Cory Nation

@beardedbeauty_ shared the video from @corynation, who has since deleted his reaction. It is unknown who originally leaked the video, but it appears authentic.

As of September 15, @beardedbeauty_’s video appears to have been taken down. However, another version was uploaded to Twitter by @PagingDrPetty:

Ignore the guys 😭😭

Halle Bailey Little Mermaid
Credit: Halle Bailey Instagram

The Little Mermaid features a star-studded cast, directed by Rob Marshall, with original music by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken. Bailey is Ariel, Melissa McCarthy is Ursula the Sea Witch, Jonah Hauer-King is Prince Eric, Javier Bardem is King Triton, Daveed Diggs is Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay is Flounder, and Awkwafina is Scuttle the seagull.

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Some critics oppose the film because the animated Ariel is white and Bailey is Black. However, the original Ariel, Jodi Benson, fully supports Bailey’s casting. 

More on The Little Mermaid (1989)

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Travel under the sea with Ariel (Jodi Benson) in a remake of this Disney Renaissance classic. From Disney:

With unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures, soaring Academy Award®-winning music (1989: Best Music, Original Score, and Best Music, Original Song, “Under The Sea”), The Little Mermaid is one of the most celebrated animated films of all time. Now spectacularly transformed for the first time on Blu-ray with digitally restored picture and brilliant high-definition sound! Venture under the sea where Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world. After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, Ariel will need all of her courage and determination to make things right in both her worlds.

What do you think of Halle Bailey’s “Part of Your World?” 

This story has been updated since its publication. 

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