Halle Bailey’s The Little Mermaid co-star got emotional talking about her rendition of the film’s music.
While appearing on a recent episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, McCarthy opened up about Bailey’s singing chops. In addition to praising Bailey for her vocals, McCarthy also revealed her reaction to hearing the singer’s vocal performances in the new film for the first time, sharing that she couldn’t hold back tears.
1. McCarthy said she 'burst into tears' when she heard Bailey singing
“I had a truly, really — not weird reaction, just overwhelming,” said McCarthy, who plays Ursula in The Little Mermaid live-action remake. “It’s so beautiful and it’s just different. That girl has got roots down and she sings from her heart. When I heard it, there were like seven of us that just burst out crying because we had not heard it.”
2. McCarthy went on to praise Halle Bailey's talents.
Though McCarthy didn’t share whether the songs Halle Bailey — who will star as Ariel in the upcoming film — sang were covers of the original animation’s songs or new ones for the live-action remake, she still commended the Chloe x Halle singer’s incredible skills.
“She is a remarkable young woman in every moment, how she is on set, how she is as a person, and I burst out crying,” McCarthy confessed. “And now I realize, now she’s thinking, ‘There’s a really old woman in front of me crying and this is weird.’ But I couldn’t get it together.”