Melissa McCarthy previous revealed that she based much of her performance as Ursula in The Little Mermaid on her love of drag queens. This also is something that resonated from the original 1989 version of the Disney villain, who animator Rob Minkoff said was inspired by drag performer Divine. However, following the release of behind the scenes make-up footage and images, the make-up artist behind McCarthy’s look in the live-action remake became the subject of criticism from the LGBTQ+ community, who said that a queer make-up artist should have been hired and replaced him on the movie.
The Little Mermaid make-up artist behind Ursula’s live-action look his hit back at criticism over his work. Read More