Harry Styles Might Play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid

Harry Styles Might Play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid

Who else to play the swoon-worthy prince but Harry Styles?

Who else to play the swoon-worthy prince but Harry Styles?

Text: Teddy Willson

The internet has never been happier. Recently, it was announced that Harry Styles is in talks to play Prince Eric in the new The Little Mermaid.

While casting for Disney’s live-action remake is still in its early stages, the rest of the world is dead-set on it. Styles’s mammoth fanbase practically took over Twitter with its over-the-top responses. While some tweets were typical fangirlish squeals of excitement digitized, plenty of others got a little more creative.

Mostly, fans are offering up their acting skills—or hysterical lack thereof—for the far-off chance of being cast alongside the heartthrob. Some of the sought-after parts include Prince Eric’s dog, seaweed, fish, eels, frogs, even a grain of sand. Many of the posts are accompanied by hilariously ridiculous “audition tapes” for the aforementioned “roles.”

While the royal title “prince” is already taken by the Duke of Sussex (heyyy, Prince Harry), fans can’t help but feel that Styles is the true prince making all of their fairytale dreams come true. At this point, picking anyone other than Harry Styles to play Prince Eric would practically be Armageddon.

It’s been a big year for Disney and its live-action remakes. Beyoncé, Donald Glover and Seth Rogen all hold lead roles in the upcoming The Lion King. Here’s to hoping Disney’s lineup of star power holds with Styles as Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid.

See some of the best Harry as Prince Eric tweets below.

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