The incredibly talented Melissa McCarthy has shown off her amazing singing debut in the new live-action remake of Disney's ‘The Little Mermaid.’
Now, we all know Melissa for her hilarious comedy roles, right? Well, this time, she's taking on a whole new challenge by playing the villainess Ursula and let me tell you, she absolutely belts the iconic song ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’.
In a recent interview, Melissa confessed that she was terrified to take on this role.
She couldn't help but question herself, wondering why she had agreed to do it in the first place.
“It was terrifying. Insane. I was like, ‘Why am I doing this? What am I doing?’,” she told Yahoo Entertainment.
Melissa also shared that the process of preparing for the role with a voice coach was both nerve-wracking and fun.
Instead of trying to sing perfectly as herself, she learned to sing as Ursula. That realisation helped her find her voice as the character and brought the performance to life.
“I was really nervous and I couldn’t kind of shake the nerves. And [my vocal coach] said, ‘Well, you’re trying to sing really well as Melissa, and that’s never gonna happen.’ I was like, ‘OK, that's getting right to it,’” she joked.
“SO THEN I KNEW HOW URSULA COULD SING. I COULDN'T POSSIBLY SING IT AS MYSELF. SO THAT REALLY HELPED. BUT IT WAS TERRIFYING, BUT SO FUN. MY GOD, SO FUN.”
While Melissa’s performance was a standout in the film, something that stood out to fans for all the wrong reasons was the new live-action look of the beloved characters Sebastion and Flounder.
Fans of the original movie have recently shared their opinions on whether Ariel's animal sidekicks look too much like, well, animals.
Rather than cute and loveable-looking cartoons, Sebastian and Flounder now actually look like what they were written to be: A crab and a fish.
So, while we’re totally here for Ursula and her wicked pipes, we’re still making our minds up on what we think of our fishy friends' new cgi makeover!
The Little Mermaid is in theatres now.