Published Jul 04, 2019Yesterday (July 3), Chloe x Halle fans were treated to news that Halle Bailey will be playing Ariel in the upcoming Disney live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Not to be outshone, Lizzo's fans are now campaigning to get the Cuz I Love You artist cast as Ursula.
An eager fan has started a petition to get Lizzo hired to play the villainous, voice-stealing sea witch.
And Lizzo herself seems on board with the idea, since she shared the Change.org link.
Omg ! 🐙🧜🏾♀️ https://t.co/lMJypRWxkF— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) July 3, 2019
The idea has some serious substance behind it too. Last fall, Lizzo shared a post-Halloween video of herself decked out in full Ursula garb, singing a spot-on rendition of "Poor Unfortunate Souls."
So far, Melissa McCarthy is rumoured to be in talks to play the role of Ursula, but she hasn't been confirmed yet.
In addition to Bailey as Ariel, Jacob Tremblay has been confirmed as Flounder and Awkwafina has been confirmed as Scuttle the seagull.
If you want Lizzo added to that cast, sign the petition.