VIDEO: Melissa McCarthy Addresses Those Little Mermaid Casting Rumors
Here at MickeyBlog, we reported earlier this Summer that Melissa McCarthy is in talks with Disney to take on the role of nefarious sea-witch Ursula in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” McCarthy addressed these rumors for the first time during her recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night.
Check out the clip :
“What’s that?” she teased when asked about the remake. “I hadn’t heard about that. It seems like it will be an awfully fun thing to do. Oh, I’d love if Disney gave me a little ringy dingy. We’ll see.” But just when you think the rumors may be wrong you realize she’s trolling us by giving a very exaggerated wink! During her interview, she went on to add, ” If it did happen, it would be very wonderful, Disney.”
In terms of her affinity for the film, McCarthy is admittedly a fan, “I was a nanny when it first came out and one of the little girls I was watching, we watched it every single night for about a year and a half. No, I’m kidding at all. I’m like, I know it. I know it to my core and I weirdly still love it.”
This is just one of several stories about Little Mermaid casting over the last few months. It has already been confirmed by Disney that Halle Berry will be starring as Ariel in the film. Other rumors we’ve heard is that former One Direction member Harry Styles could be in talks to play Prince Eric. Javier Bardem is looking into playing King Triton and apparently, Jacob Tremblay is being considered as Flounder and Awkwafina as scuttle.
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for the latest Little Mermaid news and updates.
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