Sea-witched! Melissa McCarthy Talks About Taking On ‘Little Mermaid’s’ Ursula

Melissa McCarthy as Ursula in Disney’s live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID. Photo courtesy of Disney. © 2023 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

There are few modern-day Disney animated features more beloved than The Little Mermaid, the film that returned Disney to dominance in the world of animated movies. And there are few characters more recognizable than the sea witch Ursula. In the new live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, Ursula is being played by Melissa McCarthy, who told us she felt a lot of pressure stepping into such a well-known role. (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa McCarthy)

The Little Mermaid is now playing in theaters.

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