For quite a few months fans were hoping that former One Direction member, Harry Styles, would be joining the cast of live-action remake “The Little Mermaid” and taking on the role of the dashing Prince Eric. But unfortunately, Disney fanatics everywhere became quite disappointed when they heard Styles had officially turned down the role. But why would he do this?
Styles is a young musician who showed the world his singing talent during his time with band One Direction, and has even already proved himself as an actor in the box office hit, “Dunkirk.” It almost seemed perfect for Styles to take on the love interest in “The Little Mermaid,” but Styles admits he has other dreams to pursue.
In a recent interview with “The Face,” Styles stated he wanted to focus on his music more than his acting career. “It was discussed,” Styles said. “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.”
Who do you want to take on the role of Prince Eric now that Styles has officially turned down the role?