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Melissa McCarthy gushes about ‘delicious’ Ursula role

Melissa McCarthy has had “so much fun” playing the villainous Ursula in the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

The Life of the Party actress will take on the “delicious” sea witch role in Rob Marshall’s adaptation of the 1989 Disney classic.

And appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen alongside her husband Ben Falcone this week, Melissa revealed she’s hoping production will recommence in January (2021) in London after it was shut down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on travel.

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“For The Little Mermaid, hopefully, if everything is … safe, we go back to shooting in January in London,” she said.

The Bridesmaids star also revealed what kind of Ursula she will be.

“I have such an affection for Ursula. I know she’s the villain, but I’ve just always kind of been like, ‘Oh my god.’ I mean, she’s kind of delicious to play,” she gushed.

“I’m just kind of doing it as if I could be like the vaudevillian night club act that lives in my heart. It’s just so fun, you can’t go too far with her and I’m excited to see it.”

Halle Bailey is set to portray Ariel and Jonah Hauer-King is Prince Eric.

While among the voice cast is Awkwafina as Scuttle the seagull, Jacob Tremblay as Ariel’s faithful fish friend Flounder, and Daveed Diggs as lobster Sebastian.

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Javier Bardem is rumored to play King Triton, Ariel’s father, in the movie.

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