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Melissa McCarthy fuels The Little Mermaid Ursula casting rumours: It would be very wonderful

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Melissa McCarthy has cheekily gone and fuelled all the rumours that shes in talks to play Ursula in Disneys live action remake of The Little Mermaid and now we dont know what to think.

Curse you, McCarthy.

The Bridesmaids actress, who has reportedly been in talks to play the sea witch, wasnt giving anything away as she spoke on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

After the host brought up the rumours, she joked: I hadnt heard about that. It seems like it would be an awfully fun thing to do. Id love if Disney gave me a little ringy-dingy.

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Turning to face the camera, like something straight out of The Office, she said: Well see, before adding: If It did it would be very wonderful, Disney.

Guys, we think she really wants that job.

Speculation about the casting has been rife over the past month, with Variety claiming that the 48-year-old is set to take on the role of the villain.

However, shes not the only one keen, after Lizzo also volunteered herself for the role.

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The 31-year-old rapper quoted an article about McCarthys talks with a pleading-faced emoji on Twitter, followed by a repost of a video of her dressed up as the Disney character from last Halloween.

Melissa McCarthy and Jimmy Kimmel

Melissa made it clear she wants the role (Picture: Getty Images)

Looking like the spitting image of Ursula herself, the video showcases the rapper powerfully belting out one of the films numbers, Poor Unfortunate Souls.

Theres definitely some strong competition.

Meanwhile Halle Bailey has been confirmed to play the lead role of Ariel, after director Rob Marshall has spent the past couple of months meeting potential stars.

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However, insiders have said that Halle had been a front runner from the start. After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role, Rob said in a statement.

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This will be the singers feature film debut, after having success as part of the duo Chloe X Halle, with her sister Chloe.

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