The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey shares heartfelt advice Beyoncé gave her
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The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey has revealed the heartfelt advice Beyoncé gave to her at the beginning of her acting career.
While the likes of Jonah Hauer-King and Melissa McCarthy playing huge roles, Bailey is certainly the star of the show as the main character, Ariel.
The actor has quickly become a rising star in Hollywood and following the Disney reboot, Bailey will appear in remake of 1985’s The Color Purple which is set to be released later this year.
In 2018 Bailey and her sister, Chloe, got their big break after signing to Beyoncé's management company, Parkwood Entertainment.
This came after a video of the duo - known as Chloe x Halle - covering the singer's hit 'Pretty Hurts' went viral in 2015.
As a result of the signing, Bailey has received a lot of guidance and advice from Beyoncé ever since she was 18.
And in an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Bailey spoke about what she has learnt from 'Single Ladies' hit-maker.
"I think with Beyoncé, you really learn by watching her, and the example of the human being she is," Bailey explained.
"Seeing her work ethic and how hard she works for herself and her family, and how kind and good-hearted she is.
"I think I just watch [Beyoncé] by example. She’s one of those people that are very humble and doesn’t like to, I don’t know, say, ‘Do this! Or do that!’ It’s very much - ‘I’m proud of you, you spread your wings and fly.’”
Elsewhere in the interview, Bailey spoke about her 'anxiety' as she took on the role of Ariel, with filming starting five years ago when she was just 18.
She said: "I was scared, and filled with this like anxiety and nervousness because I want to do a good job.
"Not only for the little girl within me, but for everyone else who this movie has impacted so much.
"We all get so territorial over the stories we know and love. I tried to approach it from a place of honesty and truth. I’m still finding out who I am every single day.
"Ariel, she taught me a lot about myself, what I am capable of - [I approached] it from that mindset, allowing her to teach me."