The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey recently shared the correct way to pronounce her name during an Instagram Live. A video clip uploaded to Twitter by a fan account shows the Chloe x Halle singer explaining the correct way to say her two-syllable moniker. She also lightly explained her frustration at having people get it wrong so often.
"You know, I really appreciate you asking because so many people don't know how to pronounce it correctly. It's literally just Halle. It's simple, it's easy: It's Halle. Not Holly, not Haley. It's Halle. Okay? Thank you." Bailey explained at the time. The live stream was a way for the Atlanta native to thank her fans for supporting her career journey as the official trailer for her debut movie, The Little Mermaid was released at the 2023 Oscars.
Halle Offers a Tutorial On Saying Her "Simple" Name
This isn't the first time there has been confusion over the Ungodly Hour singer's name. There have been several cases where the 22-year-old has been confused for Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry, which the Catwoman lead has previously joked about. When a fan replied to one of her posts saying, "Can't wait to see you under da sea! ," the older starlet was quick to reply, "... wrong Halle lol. I can't wait to see her too though."
In the same live stream, the young Disney princess expressed her excitement about playing the role of Ariel. "I feel like everything is falling into place. I feel like this is my Jordan year, right?" To be fair, everything does seem to be falling into place for the young singer-turned-actress.
Excitement Under the Sea
Earlier this month, Halle Bailey unveiled The Little Mermaid doll modelled after her. The long-awaited movie is finally set to release in theatres on May 26, 2023. In an interview with Variety, she spoke about being an inspiration for young girls watching her on the big screen. "I want the little girl in me and the little girls just like me who are watching to know that they're special and that they should be a princess in every single way. There's no reason that they shouldn't be," the star said. Will you be heading to theatres this spring to catch Disney's upcoming remake? Tell us in the comments below.