Disney’s upcoming “The Little Mermaid” remake has been trending on social media following the official announcement of Princess Ariel.
Beyonce’s protege, Halle Bailey, will be taking on the titular role, making her the 2nd coloured person to play a white Disney princess. There’s now one question on everyone’s lips – who’s playing Prince Eric?
K-pop fans, or more specifically ARMYs, have been pushing for Jimin (박지민) from BTS (방탄소년단). Their reasoning? The 23-year-old K-pop star has the perfect hair and the jawline to be Ariel’s love interest.
A Korean (Asian) Disney prince together with an African American Disney princess – now that would be a first in a decade, wouldn’t it? Netizens were also lobbying for 32-year-old Remy Hii who starred in “Crazy Rich Asians” and more recently in “Spider-Man: Far from Home”. We personally think he’s too old for Bailey though.
Other big names that were thrown out there include pop star Shawn Mendes, “Hamilton” actor Jordan Fisher, Nick Jonas, Alex Landi, Harry Styles, and Noah Centineo.
Take a look:
Selfishly I want Harry Styles as Prince Eric 😭 pic.twitter.com/2OUkic6J05
— Kirbie Johnson (@kirbiejohnson) July 3, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
— Laura (@lsirikul) July 3, 2019
This next one doesn’t count.
(Unless I’m right, in which case, I knew it all along)
But, Halle’s super young, at 19. So, I need someone around her age (under 25) for Prince Eric.
I wouldn’t be mad at Noah Centineo. pic.twitter.com/GGlIXcXQWT
— KYLE A.B. (@kyalbr) July 3, 2019
Who else do you have in mind?