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Will Melissa McCarthy Take On The Role Of Ursula In Disney’s Live-Action “Little Mermaid”?

Comedy Actress May Make Her Disney Debut During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” comedian and actress Melissa McCarthy hinted that she’ll play the role of Ursula in Disney’s...

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Comedy Actress May Make Her Disney Debut

During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” comedian and actress Melissa McCarthy hinted that she’ll play the role of Ursula in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” McCarthy said she became familiar with the original animated movie because she was a nanny at the time of its 1989 release. She hinted she would love a role in the upcoming film, scheduled for release in 2020.

“I read that you are going to be a part of the live-action remake of Little Mermaid,” Kimmel said on Monday night’s show.

“I hadn’t heard about that. It seems like it will be an awfully fun thing to do. I’d love if Disney gave me a little ringy-ding-ding,” McCarthy replied. “We’ll see. If it did happen, it would be very wonderful, Disney.”

Disney has already remade several of its classic animated films into live-action films, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King.” Production on “The Little Mermaid” is currently underway. The film will star Halle Bailey, one half of the R&B group Cloe X Halle, as Ariel.

While refusing to confirm her role in “The Little Mermaid,” McCarthy said she watched the original movie “every night for a year and a half” when she was a nanny.

“I know it to my core, and I weirdly still love it,” she told Kimmel.

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