'Little Mermaid' Halle Bailey shares note she received from Latina Delta pilot for 'inspiring brown girls'
The note was signed 'Jess O' who described herself as 'Your young Latina female Delta pilot'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Halle Bailey, who will next be seen as Ariel in Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' shared the picture of a heart-warming note she received during a flight. Describing it as a "beautiful note," the singer revealed it was from the "amazing pilot" who was flying the plane she had boarded.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday, November 6, the 22-year-old actor revealed that the pilot of a Delta airlines flight sent gave her the hand-written note during the flight. The note read, "Miss Bailey, It is an honor to have you on board today. Thank you for being an inspiration to little brown girls all over the world like we were a few years ago." The message was signed "Jess O" who described herself as "Your young Latina female Delta pilot."
this amazing pilot on the plane gave me this beautiful note today 😢♥️ pic.twitter.com/uE1P3oynQP— Halle (@HalleBailey) November 7, 2022
Posting a picture of the note, the hand-written message was a touching one. "This amazing pilot on the plane gave me this beautiful note today," read Bailey's tweet. The actress then shared the note on her Instagram story as well, with a short caption: "Real tears."
Halle made headlines when it was announced that she will be essaying the role of Ariel in the live-action remake of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid.' Recognizing the impact of being a woman of color to take on the role, she stated, "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," adding, "There’s no reason that they shouldn’t be. That reassurance was something that I needed," during an interview with Variety.
Halle Bailey is Ariel.— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) October 13, 2022
Disney’s The Little Mermaid, in theaters May 26, 2023 pic.twitter.com/4bkLQjItep
The outlet also reported that Rob Marshal, the director of the live-action children's favorite spoke highly of Halle, adding that she gave her all to the role. "Halle had this incredible facility to be able to dig deep, find the truth of Ariel’s passion and her heart. It was like watching a great film actor being born," he was quoted as saying as per the Daily Mail. The 22-year-old, who is a five-time Grammy nominated singer, gained fame as one half of the duo 'Chloe x Halle' with her sister, Chloe Bailey. Halle will be next seen in two movies scheduled to release in 2023 - 'The Litle Mermaid' and 'The Color Purple'.