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‘I expected this,’ says Halle Bailey about attacks over her role in ‘The Little Mermaid’

The live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’ debuts in Brazil on May 25

Since her casting as Ariel in the live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’, the actress Halle Bailey has been the target of racist attacks on the internet. In a recent interview for the Guardian portal, echoed by Omelete, the protagonist commented on her reaction to the frequent offenses she has suffered.

“I mean, of course I expected that. In the world we live in today, just being a black woman makes you aware of certain things that are going to happen in your life, generally speaking. I was neither surprised nor shocked by the attacks. that I received,” said Halle.

Even imagining that it could receive countless attacks, Bailey he also reveals that he decided to accept the role, as he felt the need to represent something he did not have in his childhood.

“If I had seen a black mermaid in my childhood… it would have been crazy, it would change my whole perspective, my life, my confidence, my self-esteem”, said the actress. you in certain roles. Some people think it doesn’t matter, but these people have generally seen themselves represented in these roles all their lives. It doesn’t mean a lot to them, but it does to us.”

With direction of Rob Marshallthe live-action of “The Little Mermaid” also features the participation of Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Barden, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs It is Awkwafina. In Brazil, the film is scheduled to premiere next Thursday, the 25th.

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Source: Recreio

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