It’s been a while since we heard word one about Zendaya possibly stepping – um, er, swimming into the role of Ariel in a live-action adaptation of the Disney animated classic The Little Mermaid.
And since those initial reports, Zendaya’s denied anything is immediately afoot. However, a new rumor has
We have heard from a source close to the project, that music superstar Lady Gaga is high on Disney’s wish list for a role in the film. Most likely the role of Ursula. While we haven’t been able to confirm any of this (we reached out to a studio representative who could not comment at this time), we’ve decided to share it as a rumor and nothing more.
Skyler Shuler added:
Gaga is receiving fan and critic praise for her role as Ally in A Star Is Born, which is in theaters now. She has also received praise for role in the popular FX series American Horror Story. Lady Gaga’s name has also floated around DCU as it was rumored she was offered a role in “Birds of Prey” alongside Margot Robbie she reportedly passed on the project.
Having not seen either project, I can’t say much about Lady Gaga’s acting chops. But holy cow does that seem like an interesting casting for Ursula.
And, in the interest of ticket sales, Lady Gaga’s army of “little monsters” might help the cause.
But what do you think? Who would be your dream casting for Ariel and Ursula?