Melissa McCarthy Addresses Little Mermaid Rumours And We're Listening

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Fingers crossed!

Melissa McCarthy has poked fun at the rumours she'll play Ursula in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Disney have reportedly tapped the Bridesmaids star to play the villainous sea witch in the upcoming flick, and the actress teased fans over the rumours during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday.

"I read that you are going to be a part of the live-action remake of Little Mermaid," said Kimmel, before McCarthy jokingly interrupted: "What's that?

"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."

Winking at the camera, she said: 

"We'll see. If it did happen, it would be very wonderful Disney."

McCarthy went on to share she watched the 1989 animated classic "every single night for about a year-and-a-half" when she worked as a babysitter, adding: "I know it to my core and I weirdly still love it."

Halle Bailey has been confirmed to play mermaid Ariel in the Rob Marshall-directed flick, with Harry Styles reportedly in early negotiations to star as Prince Eric. 


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