Did Harry Styles Really Turn Down ‘Prince Eric’ in ‘Little Mermaid’ Remake?

It seems like it was only yesterday when fans found out that our resident curly-haired boy was being considered for the role opposite Halle Bailey's Ariel.

The search for Prince Eric continues, as Former One Director singer and Dunkirk actor Harry Styles recently addressed why he turned down the role of Prince Eric for Disney's upcoming live action remake of "Little Mermaid."

Speaking to Capital FM, radio host Roman Kemp asked his involvement on the remake.

Styles, however, answered in a rather confusing and vague way -- suggesting that he can't reveal the real reason why he turned down the part.

"I had a meeting with Rob Marshall, the director, who is the most wonderful man. He's great. And it was just, honesty, it was just a few things," Styles said. "It was just, I think it's gonna be amazing, obviously it's an amazing film." 

Other male celebrity names have also been thrown around for the job of Prince Eric.

Curly-headed men such as Shawn Mendes, Jordan Fisher and Timothée Chamalet have all been considered. There's still no news who will be Prince Eric, however

Mellissa McCartney will play Ursula; Jacob Tremblay will voice Flounder and Awkwafina for Scuttle.

"The Little Mermaid" will be directed by Marshall and written by David Magee. The new film will add previous songs from the original 1989 version by Alan Menken.

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is producing the show with Marshall.

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Another reason Styles turned down the role was possibly because he was busy making music.

"It was discussed. 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," Styles told The Face.

There's still no official release date for Harry Styles' album, but the English singer-songwriter did release one song with accompanying music video, "Lights Up," which is going to be part of what fans dubbed to be "HS2."

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Actors like Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller were running the Elvis Presley biopic movie, but Styles has also auditioned for the role.

"Elvis was such an icon for me growing up. There was something almost sacred about him, almost like I didn't want to touch him. Then I ended up getting into his life a bit and I wasn't disappointed," Styles told The Face.

In the end, the role went to Austin Butler.

When asked how he felt about losing out on the role, Styles said, "I feel like if I'm not the right person for the thing, then it's best for both of us that I don't do it, you know?"

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