Jonah Hauer King, the star of ‘Little Mermaid,’ says it’s cool to be mentioned in the same breath as Harry Styles

“Rob [Marshall] Hauer King said that Disney and its producers didn’t have an agenda in casting the right person for this role.

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Jonah Hauer-King I am flattered to have been mentioned in the same sentence with Harry Styles.

The relative newcomer spoke The Hollywood Reporter What is the best way to get in touch with us? landing the role of Prince Eric The upcoming Little Mermaid Live-action film after Grammy Award winner was considered for same part.

Hauer-King said Styles was “pretty cool” and “incredibly talented”.

Rob Marshall, director of Entertainment Weekly Styles told him in April that they had discussed the role of the love interest.

Marshall, 62 said that Styles felt “really like he was going to do the darker movies he did,” referring to his R-rated movie 2022. films Don’t Worry Darling The following are some examples of how to get started: My Policeman.

Related:Harry Styles Refused Prince Eric Role In ‘Little Mermaid,’ Says Director. He Wants ‘Darker Roles’

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Styles has previously spoken about turning down the Little Mermaid role. He said The Face magazine In 2019, he said that a potential role “was discussed”, but it never materialized.

He said, “I’m going to focus on music for a little while and put it out there.” “But all the people involved were amazing. I think it will be fantastic. “I’m sure I’ll like watching it.”

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Hauer King was cast in the opposite direction. Halle Bailey’Ariel. Marshall said EW It was said that the actor possessed a “sweetness”, and “deep passion”, which fit the character.

Related:All About Jonah Hauer-King, the Actor Playing Prince Eric in ‘The Little Mermaid’



Hauer King and Bailey, the 23-year-old half of the sister vocal duo, discussed how they prepared for the role. Chloe x Halle“We both were experiencing something new by doing a movie like this.”

He added, “She had vast experience, far more than I had, in the world of music. I have probably done more acting than she has, but there was no way we could be prepared for a film such as this.”

The new Little Mermaid The album features three original songs by Lin-Manuel MirandaThere are several songs, including “Wild Uncharted Waters” for Prince Eric. Other songs include “For the First Time”, “Scuttlebutt”, and “For Ariel” (both sung by Awkwafina The following are some examples of how to get started: Daveed Diggs).

Cast also includes Javier Bardem, Melissa McCarthy The following are some examples of how to get started: Jacob Tremblay, plus The Undoing Noma Dumbezweni is a new actress in the role of Queen Selina.

The Little Mermaid Swims to theaters on May 26.

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