Billboard Pride stopped to talk with Ginger Minj throughout RuPaul’s DragCon 2018 on Friday (Sep. 28), discussing the thought of her enjoying Ursula within the new Little Mermaid remake, her upcoming look in a movie with Jennifer Aniston and Dolly Parton and when followers can count on the discharge of her new album.
Following the information that Disney is making a live-action Little Mermaid remake (doubtlessly starring Zendaya because the lead character), there was buzz amongst followers — and Billboard — in regards to the thought of Ginger Minj becoming a member of the challenge because the villain octopus, Ursula.
Speaking of the marketing campaign to solid her within the function, Minj tells Billboard Pride editor Patrick Crowley that she would like to play the character. “It was simply this loopy avalanche of affection all at one time,” she says.
“And after all, I’m a woman of a sure dimension, who would like to play that function, nevertheless it by no means dawned on me that it might be a factor. All of a sudden, all people’s pulling for it, I’m like, ‘Well s–t, this would possibly truly occur.’”
The drag queen additionally treats followers to a brief rendition of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” within the clip, proving that she positively has the chops to play the ocean witch.
Minj additionally talks about her upcoming look within the movie Dumplin’ alongside Jennifer Aniston. “I’m actually enthusiastic about it,” she says. “It’s an important story, I believe it’s an necessary story and an exquisite solid.”
She reveals that she had a chance to work with Dolly Parton on the challenge, as effectively, because the nation legend penned some authentic music for the movie. “She wrote a pair new songs for the film, so she wished to ensure that we actually understood what she was making an attempt to say with them,” Minj shares, “And they’re nice songs. They’re like true, typical Dolly Parton songs that individuals are gonna fall in love with.”
As for Aniston, Minj says that the actress truly introduced her espresso on her first day on set and thanked Minj for becoming a member of the solid. “She was pretty,” says Minj. “She’s only a actually heat and alluring individual, she was very good to me.”
In the video interview, which you’ll watch above, Minj additionally divulges that her new album (“It’s a superb Christian gospel album. It’s referred to as Clown F–ker.”) will probably be out in December to coincide with the discharge of Dumplin’ since one of many songs on the report ties into it.