Halle Bailey was a vision in white as she stepped out in New York City on Thursday to head to Good Morning America.
The 23-year-old singer and actress – who has been busy promoting The Little Mermaid – donned an off-the-shoulder crop top and matching maxi skirt.
The Atlanta-raised beauty tastefully showed off her cleavage and a bit of her taut midriff in the stylish look.
The songstress, who is one half of the duo Chloe x Halle, was all smiles she made her way to ABC studios.
The star, who plays Ariel in the live-action iteration of the 80s animated film, finished her look with white heels.
Angelic: Halle Bailey was a vision in white as she stepped out in New York City on Thursday to head to Good Morning America
Fashionista: The 23-year-old singer and actress – who has been busy promoting The Little Mermaid – donned an off-the-shoulder crop top and matching maxi skirt
Halle started the day with simple, open-toe shoes with ankle straps that exposed a metallic blue pedicure.
She later swapped them out for a pair of chunky, open-toe white leather mules.
The fashionista’s two-piece ensemble was designed with a floral patterned material and the skirt featured small cutouts throughout.
Bailey beat the morning chill by draping a coordinating white coat over her shoulders.
The entertainer pulled her lengthy locked hair into a voluminous updo, setting a large bun at the top of her head.
Curly ends flowed down and framed her visage, which was carefully made up with flattering, natural-looking makeup.
Halle rocked tiny earrings and a single, understated necklace around her neck.
While on the morning show she spoke about her role in the upcoming movie, touching on representation and the experience she called a ‘dream come true.’
‘It makes me feel so happy, you know, that we’re just receiving such good critique about our film,’ she said during her segment. I’m just in a constant state of wow.’
Showing skin: The Atlanta-raised beauty tastefully showed off her cleavage and a bit of her taut midriff in the stylish look
Last week at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie, which comes out on May 26, Halle met Jodi Benson, who voiced the 1989 Ariel.
‘It was a dream to meet Jodi Benson because, honestly, she has been the soundtrack of a lot of our childhoods and our lives, and the work she did as the original Ariel was just so special,’ Halle gushed.
‘So to have her blessing and her stamp of approval was so beautiful and validating and I’m just honored to meet her, because she’s a legend,’ she continued.
And Bailey also talked about how meaningful it is to be a Black woman in the role of the originally white character, a theme that she’s discussed since she was first cast in the film back in 2019.
‘I mean, we deserve to have representation where we can look and say, “Wow, I’m worthy too. She looks like me. I have a doll that looks like me.”
‘It’s so special and, you know, I’m just so grateful to even be a part of this,’ she stated proudly.
Since promotional clips hit the media, young viewers have taken to the internet with joyous reactions to seeing Halle in the teasers.
Outer layer: Bailey beat the morning chill by draping a coordinating white coat over her shoulders; she was photo bombed by a woman on the left
Her movie: Seen here in a clip from The Little Mermaid
The entertainer opened up about how emotional the positive feedback has made her.
‘Honestly, seeing beautiful videos like this every day makes me cry. I literally have been sobbing every day seeing the reaction of these beautiful little girls and boys,’ she divulged.
‘I’m just in a constant state of awe and so grateful that they are able to see themselves in a character like Ariel.’
Halle’s casting was initially met with vitriolic comments from critics who thought the live-action film should align with the white, red-haired Ariel cartoon character.
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