When Melissa McCarthy stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Stay! to speak about her new movie The Kitchen, the present’s host jumped proper to the great things and addressed the rumors about McCarthy taking up the function of Ursula within the live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
After Kimmel stated that he learn in regards to the rumors, in a video uploaded on Tuesday (July 30), McCarthy responded sarcastically, “What’s that?” Then, staring deep into the digicam, she went on to say, “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.”
“We’ll see…if it did happen, it would be very wonderful, Disney,” she added, winking on the digicam.
After that, the Bridesmaids star went on to clarify that the unique got here out when she was a nanny. The youngsters that she was babysitting on the time had been so obsessive about it, she spent each single evening for a couple of yr and a half watching the traditional movie. “I know it to my core, and I weirdly still love it,” she stated.
Earlier this month, followers additionally made a petition for Lizzo to star as Ursula after the “Juice” singer uploaded a video of herself singing “Poor Unfortunate Souls” on Twitter. Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle was lately confirmed to play the a part of Ariel.
The Little Mermaid follows The Lion King and Aladdin in Disney’s collection of live-action remakes.
Watch McCarthy handle the rumors under across the 10:57 minute mark.