Did Disney’s “Little Mermaid” Find Its Prince Eric?

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The 13 Reasons Why star is eyeing the role of Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. 

Christian Navarro, who stars as Tony Padilla on Netflix’s teen drama, took to social media and shared just how much he would like to play Arielle’s prince. 

Following the news that Harry Styles decided not to play the lovable Disney prince, Navarro took to Twitter writing, “So I heard Harry Styles passed on Prince Eric, well…I can sing. Black Ariel/Latino Prince…no ones called but Season 3 [of 13 Reasons Why]drops next week and I think it’s one hell of an audition.” 

And he didn’t stop there. He also took to Instagram writing, “Just a brief reminder that there’s always another mountain, another goal to strive after, and with your help, I’ll keep pushing the limits. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we had a truly multicultural Little Mermaid?! Fingers crossed beautiful people.”

And boy did his plead work! On Tuesday, Navarro updated fans that Disney saw his tweet and “gave my team a call.”

“They wanted to see what I could do.” Navarro added, “Tapes sent. Fingers crossed. Let’s make some history.”

Could Navarro be our Prince Eric? We’ll just have to wait and see!

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