First Look: Melissa McCarthy as Ursula in Disney's Live-Action "The Little Mermaid

First Look: Melissa McCarthy as Ursula in Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’


Get a sneak peek of Melissa McCarthy as Ursula in Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid.

Disney recently gave audiences a first look at Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of Ursula in the upcoming live-action movie musical, The Little Mermaid. A short teaser trailer was released, offering a glimpse of the film.

The teaser trailer features a snippet of Halle Bailey singing “Part of Your World” and culminates in a brief appearance of Ursula the Sea Witch. Fans can expect to see McCarthy’s portrayal of the villain when the film hits theaters on May 26, 2023.

Many actors vied for the role of Ursula but ultimately lost out to McCarthy. Fans who missed the teaser can view a screen grab of the Ursula moment in the gallery below. The Little Mermaid is sure to make a splash in theaters next year.

The film, directed by Rob Marshall, features a talented and diverse cast, including Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Eric, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, and Javier Bardem as King Triton. The story is brought to life through stunning visual effects, captivating musical numbers, and an engaging storyline that will delight audiences of all ages. The live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid is a must-see film that promises to transport audiences to a magical world under the sea.

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Who is Melissa McCarthy?

Melissa McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is well-known for her roles in television shows such as Gilmore Girls and Mike & Molly and films such as Bridesmaids, The Heat, and Can You Ever Forgive Me? She has been nominated for numerous awards and has won several, including a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

McCarthy was chosen to play Ursula in the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid due to her versatility as an actress and her ability to bring depth and complexity to a character. Ursula is the iconic villain of the story, and fans of both the actress and the original Disney film highly anticipate McCarthy’s performance. Her performance will surely be memorable and will be closely watched by fans when the film is released in 2023.

Live-Action The Little Mermaid Synopsis

The live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid is an enchanting retelling of the classic Disney animated film. The story follows Ariel, a curious and headstrong mermaid who longs to explore the world beyond her underwater kingdom. When she saves the life of a human prince named Eric, she falls in love with him and becomes determined to become human herself. With the help of the sea witch Ursula, Ariel agrees to trade her voice for legs and embarks on a perilous journey to win her true love’s heart.

As Ariel navigates the unfamiliar human world, she must overcome various obstacles and challenges, including Ursula’s deceitful schemes and Eric’s impending marriage to another woman. With the help of her loyal friends Flounder, Sebastian, and Scuttle, Ariel fights to break the spell and regain her voice, discovering the power of love, family, and self-acceptance.

First Look: Melissa McCarthy as Ursula in Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’
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