Lizzo is fairly good about reminding herself that she’s “the sh*t” however auditioning for roles? Apparently, that is a barely completely different story. In a latest interview with Selection, the three-time Grammy-winning cowl star opened up about auditioning to play Ursula in Disney’s upcoming live-action model of “The Little Mermaid.” “I am not good at auditioning. I am like, ‘Put me within the scene. Do not ask me to audition. Simply write it for me,'” she mentioned, earlier than including that she wished to make Ursula a “THOT, shaking ass.”
The “Rumors” singer additionally revealed what Melissa McCarthy, who landed the coveted function of Ursula, mentioned to her after they bumped into one another at Adele’s “One Evening Solely” live performance in November 2021. “She was like, ‘Hello, I am Melissa.’ And I used to be like, ‘Hello, I am Melissa. And I additionally auditioned for Ursula,'” Lizzo informed Selection. “And she or he was like, ‘Properly, why the hell did I get the half?,’ which is a basic Melissa McCarthy factor to say. After which I used to be like, ‘Lady, as a result of my audition was horrible,'” she added earlier than joking that she might have “ruined” her possibilities with Tyler Perry because the director walked by proper as she made these feedback.
She did, nevertheless, set the report straight about her Ursula audition, saying, “My audition was good. You’ll be able to ask Disney. I do not wish to discuss an excessive amount of about it. The singing was nice. I am going to simply say that.”
Contemporary off teasing a brand new self-love anthem through TikTok, Lizzo gave followers an thought of what they’ll count on to listen to from her subsequent album. “Broadly, I have been engaged on this album because the summer season of 2018. It has advanced to a spot the place I am proud,” she mentioned, noting that it is “one of the vital musically badass, daring and complicated our bodies of labor” she’s ever created so far. She added, “All I wish to do is assist individuals by way of my music.”
Whereas many of the particulars are nonetheless below wraps, Lizzo referred to as her subsequent LP a “love album,” which is smart provided that she was seen holding fingers with a thriller man whereas exiting Craig’s in West Hollywood on Valentine’s Day.
Along with new music, the 33-year-old performer spoke to lastly receiving credit score as a producer. “I have been producing for a very long time, and I did not even know that was what it was referred to as,” she shared. “I am lastly getting paid and credited doing this. I am a really hands-on particular person. Something that I’ve put out, I’ve touched so many f*cking occasions.”
No stranger to creating boss strikes, Lizzo not too long ago introduced she’s starring in a brand new actuality dance competitors collection, “Watch Out For the Huge Grrrls.” Within the eight-episode collection, she searches for curvy backup dancers for her upcoming world tour. “Women that appear to be me do not get illustration,” Lizzo says within the trailer for the brand new present, which is about to premiere on Prime Video on March 25. “It is time to pull up my sleeves and discover them myself. We thicc and we fairly and know what we ’bout. It is the battle of the massive women.” Try the trailer under!