Harry Styles Shares Why He Passed On Playing Prince Eric

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Harry Styles Shares Why He Passed On Playing Prince Eric. Recently, Harry Styles recently spoke with The Face about his career from One Direction, to his new direction in music and film.

Since his departure from One Direction, Harry Styles has been working on a solo album, as well as making his film debut in Dunkirk. Even getting a recommendation from Disney Legend, Sir Elton John, urging him to diversify his career and branch out into other avenues besides music.

Harry Styles Shares Why He Passed On Playing Prince Eric

Why do I want to act? It’s so dif­fer­ent to music for me,”  Harry shares, ​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.” The conversation quickly turned to Styles passing on the role for Prince Eric and what he was thinking since he does seem to be working towards making more appearances in film.

“It was discussed,” Styles said of the role as Eric for the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, ​“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.” Harry is set to release a solo album soon, having finished recording and chosen which single will be featured.

Disney is still on the lookout for their Prince Eric to parallel Halle Bailey’s Princess Ariel. Joining Bailey is Jacob Tremblay (Flounder), Awkwafina (Scuttle), and Javier Bardem rumored to play King Triton and rumors that Melissa McCarthy will portray the villainous Ursula.

Harry Styles Shares Why He Passed On Playing Prince Eric

Who would you like to see as Prince Eric in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid? What other Disney Classics would you like to see as a live-action remake? Do you think Disney has gone too far or do you like the remakes? Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear your thoughts.

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