Little Mermaid Melissa McCarthy Ursula: How She Nailed the Role of the Sea Witch

Melissa McCarthy is Ursula: The Fans Are Going Crazy Over Her Transformation

Are you ready to go under the sea with Melissa McCarthy? The hilarious actress is playing Ursula, the wicked sea witch, in Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. And let me tell you, she looks amazing! 😍

In a new clip released by Disney, we get to see Melissa sing Ursula's iconic song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” while sporting white hair, purple skin, and tentacles. She looks unrecognizable as she cackles and charms Ariel (played by ) into giving up her voice for a chance to be human. 🧜‍♀️

But how did Melissa transform into Ursula? And what did she think of playing one of Disney's most beloved villains? Let's find out! 🕵️‍♀️

How Melissa McCarthy Became Ursula

Melissa McCarthy is no stranger to comedy, but playing Ursula was a different challenge for her. She had to channel her inner drag queen and embrace Ursula's edginess, humor, and sadness. 😢

In an interview with Weekly, Melissa revealed that she “begged” for a chance to play Ursula in The Little Mermaid. She said she was terrified of singing “Poor Unfortunate Souls” until she stopped trying to sing it as herself. 🎤

“I thought, ‘I can't do this as me.' And then I thought, ‘Oh my God, I'm not doing it as me. I'm doing it as Ursula,'” she said. “And then it just clicked.” 🔥

Melissa also said that she used drag as an inspiration for her . She said that there's a drag queen that lives in her and that she loves everything about Ursula. 💜

“She's the villain, but there's such an edge to her,” she said. “To keep the humor and the sadness and the edginess to Ursula is everything I want in a character — and frankly, everything I want in a drag queen.” 👏

How Fans Reacted to Melissa McCarthy's Ursula

The fans are loving Melissa McCarthy's Ursula! After watching the clip of her singing “Poor Unfortunate Souls”, many people took to to praise her transformation and performance. 🙌

One fan wrote on YouTube: “I think Melissa was the biggest surprise. She really transformed herself for Ursula. She's unrecognizable.” 😲

Another fan commented: “This is why viewers should really wait and see how an actor/actress portrays and plays their character before judging whether they're good or bad for the part…and Melissa didn't disappoint; she is phenomenal as Ursula.” 🙌

A third fan gushed: “She is such an incredible actress, she totally possesses this character, or this character possesses her, and I cannot take my eyes off of her.” 👀

Some fans even compared Melissa's Ursula to other iconic villains like Maleficent (played by Angelina Jolie) and Cruella (played by Emma Stone). They said that Melissa has joined the ranks of these amazing actresses who have given new life to classic Disney villains. 🏆

When Can We See Melissa McCarthy's Ursula on The Big Screen?

The Little Mermaid is set to hit theaters on May 26th, . It is directed by Rob Marshall, who has also directed other movie musicals like Chicago, Into The Woods, and Mary Poppins Returns. 🎬

The film also stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, and Daveed Diggs as Sebastian. has also collaborated with Alan Menken on the for the film. 🎶

The Little Mermaid is a live-action remake of Disney's animated classic from 1989, which was based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. It tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid princess who falls in love with a human prince and makes a deal with Ursula to become human for three days. But things don't go as planned when Ursula has her own evil agenda… 😈

Are you excited to see Melissa McCarthy as Ursula in The Little Mermaid? Do you think she will do justice to the role? What are you most looking forward to seeing in the film? Let know in the comments below! And don't forget to share this article with your friends who love Disney ! 😊

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