A live action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid is currently in the early stages of development, with Lin-Manuel Miranda attached to write some songs for it, but no one has any idea who will star in the film yet. Well, that’s not exactly true. Lindsay Lohan has an idea about who should star in the film: Lindsay Lohan.
Lohan took to Instagram to convince estranged former employer Disney that she’d be perfect for the role, mainly because she has the same hair as the titular character (though it is also a little-known fact that Lohan can breathe underwater):
It’s a good thing Entertainment Weekly captured that screenshot, because, perhaps realizing that she was coming off a bit desperate, Lohan later edited the post, changing the caption to simply read “#thelittlemermaid.”
Lohan had a good relationship with Disney, starring in The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, and Herbie: Fully Loaded, as well as the acclaimed non-Disney film Mean Girls, before a few dozen DUI incidents, rehab stints, and probation violations derailed her career. Lohan’s most recent probation ended in 2015.
Disney has yet to respond to Lohan’s request, but if Mel freaking Gibson can make a comeback, Lindsay Lohan certainly deserves a shot as well, if we’re being fair about it.