‘A chef who loves food but has a fiery temper and destroys the kitchen when something is out of line.’ I could easily be talking about The Little Mermaid’s Chef Louis or Gordon Ramsay, so it’s easy to see why fans want the British chef to play the character.
Last week, Disney announced 19-year-old Halle Bailey had been cast to play Ariel in the live action remake of the animated film and ever since fans have since been speculating about who else might join in to bring the much-loved characters to life.
It’s been rumoured Melissa McCarthy will play the sea witch Ursula, and many people have been calling for Idris Elba to play King Triton – though he might have some competition as Terry Crews has expressed his desire to take on the role.
While for the most part the cast remains a mystery, a lot of fans agree Ramsay is surely the only man for the job when it comes to Chef Louis.
In the 1989 film, the hot-headed chef has a French accent and makes his love for cooking clear as he sings and dances his way around the kitchen, though things go awry when the lobster Sebastian escapes his cooking pot.
Though Ramsay isn’t French, his professional career in cooking certainly qualifies him for the role – plus he spent some time working in France when he was younger, so he might be able to imitate the accent! Of course, his habit of getting angry in the kitchen is just a coincidental bonus.
It’s unlikely the 52-year-old has ever had to chase an anxious lobster around his stove but he’s certainly thrown enough ingredients, plates and pans around in his time. I have a feeling the role would fit like a glove.
One Twitter user pitched the idea at the weekend and a number of people have since expressed their support for the suggestion.
“Le poisson is FUCKING RAW”
— 𝕲𝖔𝖙𝖍 𝕵𝖆𝖈𝖐𝖎𝖊 𝕭𝖚𝖗𝖐𝖍𝖆𝖗𝖙 (@gothjackieburk) July 7, 2019
Many tagged the Hell’s Kitchen star and encouraged him to audition.
One person wrote:
Please @GordonRamsay to audition the angry French Chef,Louis for “The Little Mermaid;” movie
@Disney I will be thoroughly disappointed if you dont cast @GordonRamsay to be Chef Louis!!!!
— 💞Siobhan Moreau💞 (@1SMacFarlanefan) July 6, 2019
— Emily (@EmVonk) July 7, 2019
Okay can we have Gordon Ramsay as chef Louis for the live action of the little mermaid?!?
— 💜🦄 Kyara Mazzello 💜🦄 (@DISNEYBITCH97) July 6, 2019
The chef doesn’t appear to have responded to the requests yet, though that might be because he’s busy planning another culinary road trip with Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix.
Hopefully he’ll find time in between cooking and travelling to play Chef Louis – the world needs this to happen!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.