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- Lindsay Lohan still wants to play Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid.”
- “‘The Little Mermaid’ is my favorite movie since I was a kid,” she told Variety during an interview. “Whenever I put that movie on, it makes me happy. I’m like, ‘Everybody, stop. Watch this movie.'”
- Previously, Lohan said that she’d like Meryl Streep to play Ursula alongside her.
- Lohan is also still rallying for a “Mean Girls” sequel, but only if everyone from the original cast returns.
“‘The Little Mermaid’ is my favorite movie since I was a kid,” the actress told Variety during an interview. “Whenever I put that movie on, it makes me happy. I’m like, ‘Everybody, stop. Watch this movie.'”
At the time of the interview, the 32-year-old added that Disney hasn’t reached out to her about starring as the iconic character, but she’s still holding out hope.
“I’m going to harass my agent about it after this,” she said.
This isn’t the first time Lohan has made it clear that she’s a fan of the 1989 film. In August 2018, she shared a photo of Ariel and Ursula on her Instagram story and said that she’d love to star alongside Meryl Streep as the sea witch named Ursula.
Details regarding the latest Disney remake are sparse since it’s still in the early stages of development. But the film’s original composer, Alan Menken, is returning and will be joined by “Mary Poppins Returns” star Lin-Manuel Miranda. That Hashtag Show also reported that Zendaya was offered the role of Ariel. Neither Disney nor the actress has commented on the speculation.
Lohan, who has now become an entrepreneur with clubs and beach houses in Greece, has reemerged in the spotlight with her new reality show on MTV, called “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach House.” But she hasn’t stepped away from acting entirely. And she’s still lobbying for a “Mean Girls” sequel.
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“If anyone has asked for this more than I have, please tell me,” Lohan, who played Cady Heron, told Variety. “I’ve said it so many times, and so many people have asked me, and I think we’d have so much fun doing it.
Lohan continued to gush over Tina Fey (who wrote the screenplay and starred as Ms. Norbury) and Lorne Michaels (who produced the 2003 film).
“Tina and Lorne are so amazing, and to bring everyone back together would be great,” she said. “Last time I was in New York, I went up to Lorne, and I was like, ‘Please!’ It’s in their hands.”
The actress added that a “Mean Girls” sequel would only work if everyone reprised their roles.
“I don’t know what else you could do, unless someone is killed off, but that would not be ‘Mean Girls,'” she said. “It has to be everyone.”
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