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EntertainmentHarry Styles Reveals Why He Passed on Playing Prince Eric in ‘The Little Mermaid’

07:10  06 september  2019
07:10  06 september  2019 Source:   etonline.com

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Harry Styles revealed why he passed on playing Prince Eric in Disney's ' The Little Mermaid ' in a new interview with 'The Face' magazine. However, after some sources confirmed he officially signed on to the project, E! News quickly reported Styles had "respectfully declined the offer."

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Harry Styles is finally offering a response to all the reports that he didn't want to be a Disney prince.

The "Sign of the Times" singer covers the latest issue of The Face and in his interview, he confirmed that he was up for Prince Eric in the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, while also explaining that other aspects of his career took precedence over the gig.

Harry Styles Reveals Why He Passed on Playing Prince Eric in ‘The Little Mermaid’ © Getty Singer/Actor Harry Styles during an interview on July 19, 2017 "It was discussed," he says of the project, before quickly changing gears. "I want to put music out and focus on that for a while. But everyone involved in it was amazing, so I think it's going to be great. I'll enjoy watching it, I'm sure."

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Harry Styles is finally revealing why he is not playing Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid after his name was originally attached to the role in the upcoming live action movie. The search is still on for the next Prince Eric , who will play opposite Halle Bailey in the movie.

Harry Styles is just one of the many cover stars for the comeback issue of The Face magazine. On going into acting: “ Why do I want to act? It’s so different to music for me. On passing on The Little Mermaid to focus on music: “It was discussed. I want to put music out and focus on that for a while.

The 24-year-old heartthrob also shared why he loves acting.

"Why do I want to act? It's so different to music for me," he says. "They're almost opposite for me. Music, you try and put so much of yourself into it; acting, you're trying to totally disappear in whoever you're being."

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Since news circulated in August that the Dunkirk star had chosen not to join the film, it quickly became the most sought-after role in Hollywood.

This week, 13 Reasons Why star Christian Navarro revealed to his Twitter followers that he auditioned for the role after Disney responded to his social media campaign.

"@disney saw this, saw your support, and gave my team a call," he wrote of a previous tweet asking for an audition on Tuesday. "They wanted to see what I could do. Tapes sent. Fingers crossed. Let's make some history."

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Harry Styles has passed on the role of Prince Eric in “ The Little Mermaid ,” sources confirmed to Variety. Sources say the initial reports about his casting were The original “ The Little Mermaid ” was a hit when it debuted 30 years ago and was credited with sparking a Disney animation renaissance.

Harry Styles was one of the men in the running to play Prince Eric in the upcoming live-action version of Disney favorite, The Little Mermaid , and the star's new cover story for The Face sees him admit why he passed on the opportunity. "It was discussed," the 25-year-old told the magazine of

Harry Styles Reveals Why He Passed on Playing Prince Eric in ‘The Little Mermaid’ © Getty Harry Styles visits The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show at Z100 Studio on July 19, 2017 in New York City. In July, actress and songstress Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel. Awkwafina is rumored to be up for the role of Scuttle, the seagull, child star Jacob Tremblay is rumored to be up for Flounder, Ariel's fishy pal, and Javier Bardem is reportedly in talks to play King Triton.

While at San Diego Comic-Con in July, Shazam! star Asher Angel revealed that he'd also auditioned for the role of Prince Eric.

Harry Styles Reveals Why He Passed on Playing Prince Eric in ‘The Little Mermaid’ © Getty Harry Styles arrives for the 2019 Met Gala celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. "I've auditioned. I went in for it," he told ET. "It means so much to me. I started off doing musical theater. One of my first-ever shows, I was Flounder. It was really cute. There's video everywhere, if you guys want to look it up."

The 16-year-old added of Bailey, "She's gonna be amazing. Hopefully we get to work together."

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Harry Styles Prince Eric today! Beyond The Trailer's reaction & breakdown! First confirmed, then he passes ?! What happened? Share your own reaction to this casting embarrassment for Disney's live action The Little Mermaid , and who you'd like to now see cast as Prince Eric opposite Halle Bailey!

Harry Styles confirmed that he 'discussed' playing Prince Eric in the live-action remake of ' The Little Mermaid .' This is why he backed out! News, with no explanation given to satisfy curious Disney fans. Now, Harry not only confirmed that he was in the running to play Prince Eric , but revealed why he

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Harry Styles Reveals Why He Passed on Playing Prince Eric in ‘The Little Mermaid’

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