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The Little Mermaid fans want Gordon Ramsay to play the angry chef in live-action remake

This could be an inspired casting choice as the TV chef is known for his outbursts, which has left cooking show contestants in tears.

The Little Mermaid fans want Gordon Ramsay to play the angry chef in live-action remake

Fans want Gordon Ramsay to play angry chef Louis in the live-action remake of The Little Marmaid. (Photo: AFP/ Getty Images North America/ Ethan Miller)

The Little Mermaid fans want chef Gordon Ramsay to play Louis in the live-action remake of the movie, which will star 19-year-old black actress Halle Bailey in the lead role.

In the original 1989 animated film, Prince Eric’s chef, Louis, constantly tries to cook Sebastian the crab every time he ventures into the kitchen.

The 52-year-old Ramsay is known for yelling, cursing and generally being very scary in shows such as Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares.

Fans started floating around the idea on social media when one person tweeted: “Okay, hear me out, Gordon Ramsay as Prince Eric’s angry French chef, Louis.” Another fan agreed: “Okay can we have Gordon Ramsay as chef Louis for the live action of the little mermaid?!?”

The role of the angry chef hasn’t been cast as yet, along with Sebastian, King Triton, Prince Eric and Ursula’s eels, Flotsam and Jetsam.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay are in talks to play Scuttle and Flounder, respectively. Melissa McCarthy is also in discussions to star as Ursula the witch.

The announcement that 19-year-old actress Bailey will be playing Ariel was met with some backlash from those who want the character to remain white.

Meanwhile, Gordon’s angry side stayed hidden while he was teaching Lil Nas X to cook a Panini. The American rapper has a hit song called Panini, which has nothing to do with the food item and references a cartoon character from the animated TV series Chowder.

The special collaboration happened when Lil Nas X exchanged tweets with Ramsay on Jul 1, asking the chef to teach him how to make a Panini. He later revealed that Ramsay didn’t yell at him.


Source: CNA/sr