Melissa McCarthy recently appeared on The Ellen Show to discuss her upcoming projects. During her visit, the actress talked about playing Ursula in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
McCarthy said she spent a week in London for rehearsals and was having an “absolute blast” getting ready for the role.
“I play Ursula, the sea witch. It is so fun, we’re just in rehearsals. It’s been an absolute blast. Stepping into the world of Rob Marshall, it’s like a fever dream, I just went to London for a week, I was like, ‘I don’t get to go to dance camp for a week.’ All day he’s like, ‘Do you want to slide down this 40-foot clam shell?’ I’m like, ‘Yes! Of course I do. What are you, crazy?’ It’s been wildly creative.”
You can watch the full clip of Melissa McCarthy’s appearance below:
The Little Mermaid will also star Halle Bailey from Grown-ish, as Ariel and Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, with Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Daveed Diggs as Sebastian.
The movie will see film composer and Disney Legend Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda work together to remaster the original songs as well as add four new songs to the soundtrack.