Can you imagine Harry Styles in the role of Eric in the live action of The little Mermaid? It was as good as cheese on any taco. As the offer was on the table, Harry seriously contemplated it, because the offer was very tempting, but in the end he didn’t accept it.
Harry Styles turned down the role of Eric in The little Mermaid
According to Rob Marshall, the director of the new version of The little Mermaid to Entertainment Weeklythere were several meetings where Harry was charming and even came very close to accepting the role of Eric, but in the end he turned it down.
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The reason was that, being such a well-known singer, he did not want his first film roles to be musicals, since the former One Direction wanted to prove himself as an actor with darker characters, which he did.
It was for this reason that last year we saw him in movies like Do not worry honey and mypolicemanwhere their characters are the complete opposite of the star we know.
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Once Harry Styles turned down the role of Eric, it fell into the hands of British actor Jonah Hauer-King, who will be Halle Bailey’s partner in the new version of The little Mermaidwhich will be released on May 26.
Do you think Harry was right or wrong to turn down this role?
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