Halle Bailey went to theater in disguise to watch The Little Mermaid and no one recognized her
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Halle Bailey went into full incognito mode this week during a trip to the theater to watch herself in The Little Mermaid.
The live-action remake of the Disney animated classic has already been hailed as the 'best live-action film ever created', as fans across the globe rush to their local theaters to watch the highly-anticipated movie.
The Little Mermaid has already been estimated to scooped in $197.8 million worldwide, according Box Office Mojo, which means there will be a lot of butts in theatre seats watching Bailey's otherworldly performance as Ariel.
And to celebrate her incredible feat as a Disney princess, singer and actor, the 23-year-old went to the theatre to watch the film but nobody recognised her.
Bailey wore a face mask, dark sunglasses and a black trench coat as she casually strolled past a huge digital billboard for the film in the theater.
A fan can be seen taking a selfie in front of the display just as Bailey walks past, and we can only imagine how she feels now knowing she was mere inches away from her idol.
“Can’t believe the little mermaid is the #1 movie in the world you guys!! went to the theatre to go see it last night,” Bailey wrote in the caption.
The actor also had an adorable The Little Mermaid popcorn bucket with her face on it.
The video then showed Bailey entering the screening room where she watched the film from the sidelines.
As we all know, recording the film on phones is a bad idea of us regular folk, but Bailey managed to share short snippets of the film in her TikTok video.
Clearly, theater etiquette is a little bit different when you’re the star of the film.
Leading up to the film's release, Bailey's casting announcement and the release of the teaser trailers was met with disgusting racist backlash and trolling.
"Seeing the world’s reaction to it was definitely a shock," she admitted in an interview with Edition earlier this year.
The Little Mermaid trailer was met with review bombing, which describes when homophobic and/or racist people target a film or TV show by leaving negative reviews in droves.
But Bailey has revealed what made it all worthwhile.
"Seeing all the babies’ reactions, all the brown and Black young girls, [it] really tore me up emotionally," she said.
When the first teaser for the film was released last year, heartwarming reactions of young Black girls viewing the trailer for the first time went viral online.
In one TikTok video, a little girl named Sienna can hardly contain her excitement once she sees Bailey appear on screen.
A starry-eyed Sienna then asked off camera, 'That is Ariel? That is her?' while ‘Part of Your World’ softly played in the background.
Hopefully Bailey managed to see a couple of wholesome reactions IRL to the film!