The live action adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid is packed with many popular and very gifted actors and actresses. One of the familiar faces we will be seeing after it officially premiers in May 2023 is Melissa McCarthy.
The 51 year old American actress will be playing the role of Ursula in the upcoming classic. In the live action, Ursula is going to portray Ursula’s evil aunt who, out of spite, gives her human legs in exchange for her voice.
Melissa told an interviewer that Ursula has always been one of her favorite villains of all time and getting to play her was a dream come true. She described her time on set as “an out of body experience” that she didn’t want to leave when the filming finally came to an end.
From the passion in her voice as she spoke of her underwater villainy experience, we are to expect nothing short of perfection from her and the rest of the cast come May 2023.