Ursula is the best character in the whole thing. She is deliciously wicked, not funny. I don't need Melissa McCarthy hamming it up (and I don't dislike her). Wasn't a fan of Sherie Rene Scott's interpretation. Disney already messed up the movie Jafar by not finding something who could capture his villainous tone. Hope they don't mess this one up too. Another vote for Titus or Harvey, please.
Wasn't Gaga being considered?
I think the point when people say "Lizzo? Who is Lizzo?" is that especially for the biggest characters: Ariel, Ursula...Disney, Hollywood and the movie going public will want a "name". They will want an instantly recognizable, bankable name on those roles. It doesn't mean Lizzo doesn't have the chops to do the role...it is just that she isn't as known as Melissa McCarthy. I never heard of Awkwafina but that person is the role of Scuttle and I wouldn't buy (or not buy) my ticket based upon that character. I also watched Lizzo's video performance of Ursula and sorry...it was not a spectacular performance at all. Harvey was much better in the posted Hollywood Bowl video. Titus Burgess had some good moments but it wasn't solid for me. Ursula is also my favorite villain. I did see Sherrie Rene Scott's performance on Broadway and I did not like her interpretation.
Halle Bailey is playing Ariel!Disney's Live-Action Little Mermaid Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel
Its been an hour (IF THAT) and people are already being racist AF. Then trying to cover it up with "its because she's not a read head!"If Halle can play Ariel, then Lizzo is well-known enough to play Ursala.
Doesn't mater. The role is going to Melissa McCarthy (a two time Oscar nominee)... Why are we still acting like it's up for grabs?
I'm aware that Lizzo wont be Ursula. My point is that Halle and Lizzo have the same amount of "celebrity" since people keep saying "Lizzo Who?"
MemorableUserName said: "If anything, this should confirm exactly why they're going with McCarthy, when Queen Latifah would have been an obvious and better choice."."I would've been down with that.
Oh, she is beautiful! Congrats Halle!Queen Latifah should definitely be Ursula, especially if they keep the aunt-niece relationship from the musical and the original version of the movie
_(•_&bull_/ said: "Lizzo doesnt behave well enough for the “disney image”.Ursula is McCarthy. Give it up"There are going to be some seriously icky undertones to having a white Ursula try to steal the voice of a black Ariel.
perfectliar said: "There are going to be some seriously icky undertones to having a white Ursula try to steal the voice of a black Ariel."Good point. Hopefully they still have time to change their minds and go with Queen Latifah. Disney even knows she's perfect since they've already shown us exactly what she would look like in the part:https://cdn1.parksmedia.wdprapps.disney.com/media/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/alp333828SMALL.jpgI mean, come on:https://waltdisneyanimation.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/queen-latifah-annie-leibovitz-disney-051.jpgI can already hear her saying, "Never underestimate the importance of...body language!"
Uggghhhh, it was almost Hailey Kilgore!https://twitter.com/Skylerhxc/status/1146507797216940032
There are going to be some seriously icky undertones to having a white Ursula try to steal the voice of a black Ariel.Well I think icky undertones are just fine for the villain of the piece.
Tons of racial-insensitive comments under the film’s IG post about the Ariel casting. I looked in hopes people were as excited as I was...really disappointing.She’s going to be phenomenal. McCarthy will be serviceable, but I doubt it will be anything to write home about. They could have done much better for Ursula.
disneybroadwayfan22 said: "Uggghhhh, it was almost Hailey Kilgore!https://twitter.com/Skylerhxc/status/1146507797216940032"That explains the Muse tweet I guess!
I thought it said Halle Berry was going to be the mermaid, and I was very confused.
haterobics said: "I thought it said Halle Berry was going to be the mermaid, and I was very confused."So did I LOL
NOWaWarning said: "There are going to be some seriously icky undertones to having a white Ursula try to steal the voice of a black Ariel.Well I think icky undertones are just finefor the villain of the piece."I sincerely hope you can understand the difference in feeling icky because someone is a Disney villain and feeling icky because you're seeing a metaphor for centuries of racial tension and disrespect played out on screen.
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