‘Cursed’ Star Joins Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’

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The actress from one of Netflix’s hottest shows Cursed has just joined the cast of Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. The 25-year-old actress Emily Coates, who portrays villainous nun Sister Iris in Cursed, is now trading her habit for a spotlight “under the sea”!

Emily Coates
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According to The DisInsider, the live-action production team is keeping Coates’s exact role under wraps. But, according to the website’s sources, there is a chance that Coates is being cast as Sea Witch Ursula’s (Melissa McCarthy) human form, Vanessa.

Little Mermaid
Credit: Disney

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This comes after Kacey Musgraves passed on the part of Vanessa. Coates could also be a better fit since she is closer in age to the other actors cast for the roles of Arie (Halle Bailey, 20) and Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King, 25).

Ursula Reflection in the Mirror GIF
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So far, here this is the full list of actors and actresses that will be playing parts in Disney’s upcoming Little Mermaid adaptation:

  • Ariel – Halle Bailey
  • Prince Eric – Jonah Hauer-King
  • Ursula – Melissa McCarthy
  • King Triton – Javier Bardem
  • Flounder – Jacob Tremblay
  • Sebastian – Daveed Diggs
  • Scuttle – Awkwafina

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The Little Mermaid live-action adaptation was supposed to start production earlier this year, but due to COVID-19 production has been delayed multiple times. Now, the production is supposed to start in November or early December.

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Could you see Emily Coates as Vanessa? What are you most excited about Disney’s The Little Mermaid live action remake? Let us know in the comments below. 

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