First the hair and now this! Harry Styles revealed his Little Mermaid rejection reason, and we’re only mildly satisfied. After Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel in Disney’s forthcoming live-action version of The Little Mermaid–rumors began swirling about who would become Prince Eric. There was buzz for a time that One Direction alum would step into the hunky prince’s shoes, and for a second it even looked like things were official. Unfortunately, in the final hour, Harry turned down the role.
But why sir?! Why would you do this to us? At the time, there was no reason given as to why Harry turned down the role. However, in a recent interview with The Face–he confirmed that he was in talks for the role and told us all why he broke out hearts. He explained, “It was discussed. I want to put music out and focus on that for a while.”
So there you have it. The “Ever Since New York” singer might not be making our Disney dreams come true, but he will be giving us some new tunes. It’s been two years since he debuted his solo album, Harry Styles–so we guess we can accept this for now.
Even though he won’t be Prince Eric–Harry did praise Halle Bailey and the entire cast of The Little Mermaid. “Everyone involved in it was amazing, so I think it’s going to be great. I’ll enjoy watching it, I’m sure,” he said.
Also, just because Harry won’t be in this film doesn’t mean he won’t be on the big screen ever again. He said, “Why do I want to act? It’s so different to music for me.” He added, ”They’re almost opposite for me. Music, you try and put so much of yourself into it; acting, you’re trying to totally disappear in whoever you’re being.”