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Halle Bailey: 'The Little Mermaid' star connects with her inner Ariel

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"I just sat on my floor and cried for 30 minutes straight," Bailey said.

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As one half of R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle, Bailey has enthralled YouTube viewers with patriotic songs, 

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Beyoncé classics, and Super Bowl crowd renditions.

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But the 23-year-old Atlanta native grew up worshiping Disney princess Ariel

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 never did she think she'd be playing her.  When Bailey and her older sisters,

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Ski and Chloe (she also has a brother), used to flap imaginary fins in the pool as children,

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she pretended to be Ariel and hid from Ski, who attacked a merfolk-eating shark. did. Did. 

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Bailey's role is attracted by Ariel's curiosity about the unknown and its logic. 

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He said that the mermaid-tailed princess was part of the reason she learned to swim.

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