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Jessica Alexander Discusses Her Experience Filming ‘The Little Mermaid’

Over the last few months, stars of Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, and Javier Bardem have discussed their experiences filming the project. Well now, one of the films newcomers have shared their thoughts on filming.

While speaking with TotalFilm, in their February 2022 issue, Jessica Alexander revealed that the songs and costumes are something to behold.

“I mean, obviously it was unbelievable. They gave me free rein of this character. I think I’m going to develop a reputation for being a screamer because in all my projects I’m just screaming and being monstrous! The songs are amazing. And the costumes are just unreal. I’m very excited for the world to see it.”

It is currently unknown who Jessica Alexander is playing, but the best guess based on this quote is Vanessa, the name of the human persona that Ursula transformed into leading to the climax of the second act, creating conflict in the third act, “the end” of The Little Mermaid to stop Ariel from fulfilling the deal with Eric. However, this has yet to be confirmed.

The Little Mermaid wrapped filming over the Summer and is still in the extensive post-production process. Disney has the film on schedule to hit theaters on May 26, 2023. We should expect some first look images and possibly a teaser during Disney’s D23 Expo, which is set for September 9-11, 2022.

Directed by Rob Marshall (Into The Woods), The Little Mermaid will feature the original music by Alan Menken (Tangled and 1989’s The Little Mermaid) in addition to four brand new songs co-written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto). The cast also includes Jonah Hauer-King (A Dog’s Way Home) as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) as Ursula, Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) as Scuttle, and Daveed Diggs (Snowpiercer) as Sebastian. Also set to star is Emily Coates, Jude Akuwudike, Noma Dumezweni, Russell Balogh, and Adrian Christopher.