Filming for Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid has wrapped.
Star Halle Bailey shared an emotional post on Instagram to celebrate the milestone. Her casting was first announced in 2019.
Alongside a sunset picture of her at a beach, she wrote: "And just like that.. that's a wrap. After auditioning for this film when I was 18, just about to turn 19, to now finishing filming through a pandemic when I turned 21, we have finally made it."
The singer added that she was grateful for the experience and that it was a challenging experience "being away from everything and everyone I've ever known, to feeling self-doubt/loneliness, but also feeling such freedom and perseverance as I've reached the end".
The 21-year-old went on to thank her castmates for welcoming her - Jonah Hauer-King (Prince Eric), Jacob Tremblay (the voice of Flounder), Javier Bardem (King Triton), Melissa McCarthy (Ursula), Awkwafina (the voice of Scuttle), and Daveed Diggs (the voice Sebastian).
"I cannot wait for time to speed up so you all can watch this film because it was made with so much love (plus blood, sweat and tears) lol thank you, Sardinia, for a wonderful ending," she ended the post.
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On Twitter, the Grownish actor added: "feels strangely surreal to be finished."
feels strangely surreallll to be finished ????????— Halle (@HalleBailey) July 12, 2021
The new film will feature original songs from the 1989 animation and new songs from composer Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. A release date has yet to be announced.