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.