The actress is actively seeking the role of Ariel in the live-action remake, and in an online plea to studio bosses last month (Feb17), the Mean Girls star suggested Condon should direct her.

Now the filmmaker has responded by insisting Lohan as Ariel is no fairytale.

"It was very sweet of her (to mention me)," he tells Vulture magazine. "I hope she gets to make that movie.

''I feel like I was so lucky in getting this crown jewel (Beauty and the Beast), but I'll see her in Little Mermaid, absolutely.''

The Freaky Friday star uploaded photos of herself alongside the cartoon Ariel and added the caption: "I will sing again, as #ariel #thelittlemermaid.

''@disney approve that #billcondon directs it along with my sister @alianamusic singing the theme song for the soundtrack."

Disney bosses have yet to respond to Lohan's plea, but they confirmed they are working on a new version of Hans Christian Andersen's mermaid tale last year (16). Lin-Manuel Miranda will work with Oscar-winning songwriter Alan Menken on the music for the revamp.