10 Drag Queens Who Could Play Ursula in Live Action 'Little Mermaid'
By Glenn Garner
Who should play Ursula in the live-action 'Little Mermaid'?
After years of pre-production, rumors have recently begun to circulate that Disney has cast Zendaya as Ariel in the live-action The Little Mermaid. Not only is this excellent casting for the sheer fact that Zendaya can crush a high note. But it's also a win for inclusion, as it would be an actress of color portraying an iconic Disney princess that's traditionally been portrayed as white.
This has us wondering, who should play Ursula? It's a widely-known fact that John Waters' muse and drag icon, Divine served as the inspiration for the villainous character in the 1989 animated movie. Can't you see the resemblance?
So, if Disney is actually making an effort for inclusion, they should bring the character full-circle and have a drag queen bring the character to life onscreen. They certainly owe us after their recent straight-washed Jungle Cruise casting. But in case they need some help, here are our picks for Ursula.
This drag icon brings the '90s back with her sitcom parodies. We have a feeling she could do the same with a certain Disney character.
With an aesthetic heavily inspired by Divine, we have no doubt this RPDR fan fave could embody the spirit of the villainous sea witch.
The Wigstock founder has been known for her shameless brand of comedy, which we'd love to see in Ursula.
One third of drag music trio DWV, who better to keep Zendaya's voice in a shell?
This wickedly iconic queen serves parodies of some of our favorite dark and campy films, and she'd be a great choice to portray this dark and campy character.
This "glamour toad" could bring a unique brand of comedy to the Disney villain, which kids will love and the parents will die for.
This RPDR icon has more than enough sea witch glamour, as well as all the reads to make a Disney villain.
We'd love to hear this American Idol alum belt out some "Poor Unfortunate Souls."
Miss Sherry Pie
The NYC queen is best known for dark and evil drag, and can often be seen performing as a villain from a number of animated Disney classics.
The Dragula alum has what it takes to upstage Zendaya with some wicked characterization.