If you haven’t gone to see Disney’s new version of The little Mermaid and you are a big fan of the 1989 animated film, the question may have already arisen. What will Vanessa be like, the human version of Ursula?
We know that, in its marine version, it has been Melissa McCarthy the one in charge of giving it life, with that characteristic white hair and lilac skin. However, neither in the promotional posters nor in the official trailer could we see the actress who would give life to the human Ursula.
They gave us clips with halle bailey singing Part of Your Worldwith Eric (Jonah Hauer King) and Ariel in the boat while Sebastián (daveed diggs), Flounder (Jacob Trembley) and Scuttle (Awkwafina) sang kiss the girlwe saw King Triton of Javier Bardem in the trailer and also McCarthy’s Ursula and, however, at no time did they show us Vanessa.
If you have already gone to see the film, surely you have wondered: who is the actress who plays her? We tell you where you’ve seen it before.
Jessica Alexander, her facet as a model
The one in charge of interpreting Vanessa has been Jessica Alexander, English actress and model. Born in London in 1999, she is 23 years old and has a small but solid filmography. However, to date, her work has focused more on her role as a model.
Alexander has been the image of brands like Yves Saint-Laurent either Prada and, recently, it has been on the cover of magazines dscene and hungryin which he has spoken about the importance of the remake of The Little Mermaid and about his path in the world of the film industry.
Jessica Alexander movies and series
The first time he stood in front of the cameras was in 2013, at the age of 14, for the short film Venice 70: Future Reloadedwhich was followed by two other productions: Truck in 2016 and Birthday in 2021, when he was already 22 years old.
Before shooting her latest short film, the actress made her first television appearance in 2018 playing the leading role of Lucy Carpenter in Penny in MARSspin-off of the Disney Channel original series Alex & Co.. Three years later, she starred in the series thirst for revenge (2020) from the BBC, with which he began to gain more recognition and which you can now see on Netflix.
In addition to the success that this series about girls who decide to ally themselves and uncover the injustices that occur in their institute brought to the model, her film works are added, which, leaving aside her recent appearance in The little Mermaidhave focused on horror movies.
His first appearance in theaters came from the hand of the director kelsey gan with the movie glasshouse (2021). In it, Alexander plays a young woman who lives confined in a greenhouse with her family to survive The Shred, a toxin that erases her memory. There they live in peace until a stranger unearths a past they would rather not remember.
In the same year was his second feature film, Banquetthriller about a widowed mother who is told by her teenage daughter (played by Alexander) that she has had a supernatural experience and that her body is now at the service of a higher power.
Finally, last year he was part of the cast of into the deep (2022), a story about a young woman who, in an act of desperation, decides to follow a handsome stranger who promises her a romantic journey, only to soon realize that all that awaits her is deceit and violence.
Now, The little Mermaid It may become her definitive leap to fame in the film industry after playing the human version of Ursula in the Disney remake, since her appearance in the film, although short, has been one of the film’s pleasant surprises.
For now, we know that we will see her soon in the series fall, in which she plays a young woman who faces a sentence for a crime she claims she did not commit. A new face to keep track of.
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Who is Jessica Alexander? The actress who plays the human version of Úrsula in ‘The Little Mermaid’