Christian Navarro wants to be a Disney prince.
Ever since Harry Styles declined the role of Prince Eric, the role for the titular character in Disney’s live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” is still open.
Back in August, the 28-year-old actor expressed his interest to portray Prince Eric while promoting the 3rd season of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”. Not did he claimed to have some vocal chops but the star also reasoned that a Latino prince would be a perfect match to Halle Bailey‘s Black Ariel.
Thanks to the power of social media, Disney took notice and “gave my team a call.” As he put it, “They wanted to see what I could do.” Before ending his tweet, Navarro updated his fans, saying, “Tapes sent. Fingers crossed. Let’s make some history.”
Idk what happened to the other tweet.
But! @disney saw this, saw your support, and gave my team a call. They wanted to see what I could do. Tapes sent. Fingers crossed. Let’s make some history. #iloveyou3000 #PrinceEric #TheLittleMermaid https://t.co/192ZTsfqyH
— Christian Navarro (@ChristianLN0821) September 3, 2019
Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay, and Awkwafina are expected to play Ursula, Ariel’s best friend Flounder, and Scuttle respectively. Meanwhile, Javier Bardem is being eyed to possibly play Ariel’s father King Triton.
Source: The Disinsider.