As the Grown-ish star prepares to head under the sea for Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid, she’s taking a note from her superstar mentor’s book: Be your own self. “One thing that we love about Beyoncé is that she always gives us the space to grow on our own and to accomplish things on our own and fly with our own wings,” the actress told E! News during an interview with her sister Chloe Bailey at the Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood event. “We love her inside and out.”
Since news of her casting was announced last month, Halle has been pinching herself.
“I am just feeling really grateful, feeling really blessed,” the 19-year-old raved. “Praying. Getting myself together just in time for rehearsing and filming that all starts in January. Very excited, just enjoying myself.”
As for who will kiss this girl, the options for Prince Eric seem to be limitless.
On the short list: Harry Styles. There’s industry chatter that the former boy bander is in talks to take on the iconic role.