in the course of an intimate interview with E! On the News team at D23 Expo, Halle shared her thoughts on the role of Ariel for the upcoming version of the Disney film The Little Mermaid.

The singer, who was clearly emotional, declared, "I'm so excited about this film. You know being here today is so surreal.

I'm just a fan of all of the other projects and the fact that I get to be a part of something like this. It's amazing."

The film has already stirred up quite a buzz in anticipation of the film's release in 2013 and she's sure that pressure is mounting.

"I definitely think that because I love this movie so much, and I've treasured it since I was a little girl,

I did put a bit of pressure on myself," she admitted. "Just because I want to deliver all of the feels that I saw when I was a little girl."

Now that she is a grown-up this little girl has become her role as the Little Mermaid, saying she put in all her effort.

Halle said, "Knowing that gave it my all and gave 110 percent into everything of this film, I am really proud of myself."

She should be when she saw the film's debut trailer at the Disney ceremony. The adorable reaction of her was for everyone else's: as the 22-year old put it, "Wow, it's really good."