Other than her hilarious passenger’s seat rendition of Kelis’s twerk anthem “Milkshake” alongside Jason Bateman within the 2013 comedy Identification Thief, Melissa McCarthy hasn’t sung a lot onscreen earlier than.
So the Oscar-nominated actress admits she was terrified to belt out the Howard Ashman- and Alan Menken-penned Disney traditional “Poor Unlucky Souls” because the villainess Ursula within the new live-action remake The Little Mermaid.
“It was terrifying. Insane,” McCarthy tells us in a brand new interview. “I used to be like, ‘Why am I doing this? What am I doing?’”
No matter she did, it labored. From the scene’s debut final month in entrance of movie show homeowners at CinemaCon to early reactions following final week’s premiere of the entire characteristic, McCarthy is scoring raves for her showstopping deal-with-the-devil quantity. Ursula makes use of the burlesque-esque tune to lure Ariel (Halle Bailey) right into a deal the place the younger mermaid agrees to commerce the ocean witch her voice for the prospect to turn out to be human.