Discover how Halle Bailey recreated the iconic image of The Little Mermaid_BSM Magazine

Halle Bailey, 23, recently discussed the iconic “Little Mermaid” image with Sherri Shepherd on the Sherri Shephard Show. During the conversation, Shepherd brought up the topic— “in the film— you do the iconic hair flip that Ariel does, but you have locs, “your locs are so beautiful,” did you hurt your neck doing this?”

“Yes, I did. It took me like twenty takes because, first of all, for those of you who have locs, our locs— are heavy, and when we’re in the water, they get heavier. It was so funny because we were really trying to make it as beautiful— how it looks in the animated iconic shot of Airel so— it was a funny day.”


Giles Keyte/Disney Halle Bailey's Ariel in 'The Little Mermaid'
Giles Keyte/Disney Halle Bailey’s Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid’


Bailey expressed she had to repeat the take around 20-ish times, and her neck was over it (tired).

Have you ever had to repeat a task multiple times to ensure it — was done correctly?