Emily Coates Joins the Cast of Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid‘. Actress Emily Coates has now signed on to Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid, though her role is said to be kept under wraps. Reportedly, the Cursed actress is set to appear as Ursula’s human persona, Vanessa. Previously, it was believed that musician Kacey Musgraves had been approached for the role, but soon after conversing with Disney the singer ultimately passed on the role.
Vanessa is the name of the human persona that Ursula transforms into leading to the climax of the second act, creating conflict in the third act, towards the end of The Little Mermaid to stop Ariel from fulfilling the deal with Eric. She was the sly fiancée of Prince Eric for a day, an attractive woman who briefly becomes the center of the plot and became a fan favorite character. She is voiced by Jodi Benson (Ariel) and later in the animated movie, then byPat Carrol after her necklace breaks and releases Ariel’s voice.
The Little Mermaid is currently set to resume production at Pinewood Studios in London after abruptly shutting down production due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in March 2020. The Cast for Disney’s Live-Action The Little Mermaid currently includes: Halle Bailey (Ariel), Jonah Hauer-King (Prince Eric), Melissa McCarthy (Ursula), Javier Bardem (King Triton), Jacob Tremblay (Flounder), Emily Coates (Unspecified), Daveed Diggs (Sebastian), and Awkwafina (Scuttle).
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