Lindsay Lohan can’t seem to get her head around the casting decisions of The Little Mermaid live-action remake.
The Mean Girl had made it clear on at least two occasions back in 2016 that playing redhead Ariel was her dream. But apparently, the directors couldn’t see Ariel swimming around with a fake middle-eastern accent and a fag hanging out of her mouth.
The remake of the 1989 animated film hasn’t found their leading
lady fish yet, but they have cast Ariel in one live-action feature at the Hollywood Bowl: Scream Queen Lea Michelle.
Much to the confusion of Li-Lo, who perhaps doesn’t realise that Ariel needs to be able to sing. And I don’t mean like pop-jam Rumours “sing”, Ariel has NOTES, sis. And Lea has pipes.
When director Rob Marshall was asked in a recent interview about the Lohan’s bid to slip into Ariel’s scales, he responded:
“Gosh, I don’t know who’s gonna play these roles yet. We haven’t really got that far. I think we’ll start that process probably sometimes this summer. You know, right now we’re just focusing on the characters, the material, which is everything. You know, that’s the most important thing. I’m starting have some ideas. But it’s, you know, haven’t gotten there yet.”
Which sounds like a media-savvy SWERVE to us.
Lindsay needs to stick to reality TV, but not where she’s trying to be this ‘business professional’ (her biggest acting stretch yet). Something trashy and meme-able: like a modern Simple Life.