Melissa McCarthy can’t get enough of life under the sea!
star on thursday The Little Mermaid The star posted a series of new behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the movie on Instagram, calling for “more sea witch goodness!”
“I’m so excited that you like our not-so-small movie. The incredible number of people it takes to bring it all to life is unbelievable,” McCarthy, 52, paid a sweet homage to the fans and the film’s cast and crew.
Playing the sea witch Ursula opposite Halle Bailey’s Ariel in the live-action retelling of the Disney classic, McCarthy gave fans an insight into what and who it takes to bring her famous villain to the screen.
In a snap, a smiling McCarthy sat cross-legged surrounded by what appeared to be the film’s cast and crew. Showing she knows how to combine sea witch charm with modern-day comfort, the actress paired her character’s voluminous white wig and signature black bustier with comfortable-looking black leggings and black sneakers.
This bridesmaid The actress also released an interesting video where she plays against an all-blue background, featuring two of her fellow actresses dressed from head to toe in blue cloth. In the clip, McCarthy looked around before stepping off the screen, leaving his blue-clad friends on set confused. The lack of audio accompanying the video caused fans to guess which scene was filmed.
A photo has been shown revealing that the film uses impressive technology The Little Mermaid The actress is holding two fish attached to mechanical arms that appear to be black. Proving that she didn’t spend every moment on set in sheer Ursuala glory, McCarthy instead wore a casual hooded sweater and looked makeup-free.
Don’t miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to stay up to date with the best PEOPLE has to offer, from compelling celebrity news to compelling stories that engage people.
McCarthy recently admitted that she sees a long future playing the collaborative sea witch. The actor pranked himself during a joint interview with 54-year-old Javier Bardem, who plays Ariel’s father, King Triton. Hollywood Reporter She would have loved to see “six or seven” Ursula spin-offs.
The redesign of the 1989 classic was a huge hit with moviegoers, smashing the competition on its opening weekend. Box Office Mojo, which was released in cinemas on May 26, The Little Mermaid It grossed $117 million domestically and $68.3 million in theaters abroad on its opening weekend.
In April, PEOPLE’s The Beautiful Issue cover star McCarthy discussed her role in the undersea classic. Revealing his love and familiarity with the film, he told PEOPLE “I threw myself in front of the cinema.” [director Rob Marshall’s] I begged her to play Ursula. I didn’t actually say it, but I begged him to talk to me. That part is true,” she added.
“I loved it so much. It’s so wide that I wanted to have a drink with it,” McCarthy continued. “And yes, he’s the bad guy, but I think I get him. He’s ostracized. Especially after COVID, I think we’re all getting Ursula a little bit more. Spending all this time alone. I thought she was funny. … And what she wanted I love that it’s about this young woman trying to understand.”
The Little Mermaid now in theaters.