Halle Bailey's "The Little Mermaid" Has Memorial Weekend's 5th Largest Opening.
Which co-star Daveed Diggs called "transcendent" in a recent ESSENCE interview, Bailey was the target of a barrage.
Of sexist remarks and bigoted remarks when she was revealed to be the live-action version of the formerly white animated character.
However, as Bailey exclusively revealed to ESSENCE, she instead chose to concentrate on the positive responses her casting received, .
Particularly from some of her youngest fans who will grow up with a Black girl with long, flowing locs as one of their first princesses.
Being able to represent this younger generation in this popular movie that we've all known and loved for a very long time feels absolutely incredible, Bailey told ESSENCE.