Halle Bailey‘s teaser for “The Little Mermaid” might have blown her followers away, but it surely looks as if nobody is extra proud than her boyfriend, DDG. The rapper/YouTuber reacted to the primary trailer for the live-action movie in a video posted on his YouTube channel on Sept. 12, three days after it was unveiled throughout this yr’s D23 expo. “This is what you name superb,” DDG says firstly of it. “I be telling [Halle] on a regular basis, she do not even perceive how nice that is. This is unbelievable.”
“She simply do not perceive how superb she really is.”
Disney’s 1:24 clip of Bailey options lovely photographs of her as Ariel underwater as she sings the enduring “Part of Your World” track from the unique Disney film. D23 viewers members obtained to see the total musical sequence on the occasion, however Bailey and the teaser’s theatrics have been sufficient for DDG to make a nine-plus-minute video about them. “I teared up a bit bit, not going to lie,” he says midway by means of the response video. “She sounds so good, man. She simply do not perceive how superb she really is. I be attempting to inform her and he or she simply be attempting to be all humble and sh*t . . . Man, you higher speak your sh*t.”
DDG additionally acknowledges Bailey making historical past as the primary Black lady to play her Disney character earlier than showering her with extra reward. “Do you hear how she held ‘world’? Mind you, I hear this each morning. She sings on a regular basis. I hear her singing in the lounge, she actually be singing in all places she go. But it is simply one thing totally different about this proper right here. I caught chills all by means of my physique,” he says.
Just as DDG states in his video, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” teaser is simply a *tiny* glimpse of Bailey’s efficiency within the film. But it is already had a profound impact on followers who’ve seen it, particularly little Black women whose mother and father have filmed them having fun with the clip. One mother or father on TikTok captioned a video of their daughter, “When your favourite Disney princess appears to be like such as you.” Another mother or father posted a TikTok video of their daughter captioned, “That’s why illustration issues! We cannot wait to watch this ❤️.” Even Bailey caught a candy TikTok video of a bit woman marveling over her film’s trailer posted by way of Twitter. “ok i simply sobbed watching this thanks 😭💕she’s so candy ❣️,” she wrote on Twitter on Sept. 11.
Bailey’s extremely anticipated “The Little Mermaid” is predicted to arrive in theaters in May 2023. But till then, take pleasure in DDG’s glowing commentary on the film’s trailer above.