Harry Styles praised by Little Mermaid's Jonah Hauer-King after casting swap
The 29-year-old pop star was considered in the casting process to take on the role of Ariel's iconic love interest before it ultimately went to Hauer-King.
When asked about Styles nearly taking the part, Hauer-King proved to be quite the fanboy at heart.
"He's pretty cool and amazingly talented, so yeah, it was cool to be mentioned in the same breath," the 27-year-old told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday.
Harry Styles dishes on The Little Mermaid and his movie career
In 2019, Styles dished about his near-involvement with the live-action Disney flick in an interview with The Face.
Confirming that his taking on the role of Prince Eric was "discussed," the Grammy winner said, "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."
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