Lizzo Details ‘Little Mermaid’ Audition, Losing Ursula Role – What We Know!

When Rob Marshall’s live-action “The Little Mermaid” debuts subsequent 12 months, it’ll accomplish that with Melissa McCarthy vamping it up because the villainous sea witch Ursula. McCarthy nabbed the half over Lizzo, the Grammy Award winner who used social media to pitch herself for the “The Little Mermaid” position. One viral video of Lizzo, dressed as Ursula, belting the movie’s basic track “Poor Unlucky Souls” generated over 3 million views on Twitter. As a part of her new Selection cowl story, Lizzo mirrored on auditioning for “The Little Mermaid” and dropping out on her probability to play Ursula.

“Everybody is aware of I auditioned for Ursula in [Disney’s upcoming live-action] ‘The Little Mermaid,’ and I didn’t get it. However you recognize, I’m superb as hell,” Lizzo stated. “That has nothing to do with Ursula, however I used to be all the way down to make Ursula a THOT, shaking ass.”

Lizzo ended up operating into McCarthy in the course of the taping of Adele’s “One Night time Solely” CBS live performance particular in Los Angeles, and the 2 girls bonded over their shared Ursula historical past.

“She was like, ‘Hello, I’m Melissa,’” Lizzo stated. “And I used to be like, ‘Hello, I’m Melissa. And I additionally auditioned for Ursula.’ And she or he was like, ‘Properly, why the hell did I get the half?,’ which is a basic Melissa McCarthy factor to say. After which I used to be like, ‘Lady, as a result of my audition was horrible.’ And I say that as Tyler Perry walks by. And I used to be like — ruined my probabilities there. After which she goes, ‘That is my daughter Vivian.’ And I’m like, ‘Get out of right here, as a result of my title is Melissa Viviane.’ We have been taking a look at one another like, ‘What the hell is happening?’”

Lizzo was solely kidding when she instructed McCarthy that her “Little Mermaid” audition was horrible. Because the pop star clarified to Selection, “My audition wasn’t horrible. Typically I wish to make jokes. My audition was good. You possibly can ask Disney. I don’t wish to discuss an excessive amount of about it. The singing was nice. I’ll simply say that.”

Whereas she gained’t seem in “The Little Mermaid,” Lizzo has a number of new tasks on the horizon such because the Amazon actuality collection “Watch Out for the Massive Grrrls” and her love-inspired new album.

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