’13 Reasons Why’ Star Christian Navarro Auditioned for Prince Eric in ‘The Little Mermaid’

/Film | 9/5/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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As many a Disney movie has taught us: If you wish it, it could come true. That’s what may happen for 13 Reasons Why star Christian Navarro, whose tweet to Disney opened up an audition opportunity for Prince Eric in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Disney may have to go in another direction after Dunkirk‘s Harry Styles passed on the role, but Christian Navarro is more than happy to step in for him. On August 13, Navarro tweeted about his interest in playing Prince Eric, and offered his performance as Tony Padilla in season 3 of 13 Reasons Why as an “audition.”

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“So I heard Harry Styles passed on Prince Eric, well… can sing,” Navarro wrote before pointing out how groundbreaking it would be for The Little Mermaid to have a Latino Disney prince paired with a Black princess, played by Halle Bailey.

Lo and behold, it seems like tagging Disney in a tweet does a little more than shouting into the void. Three weeks later, Navarro revealed that he had sent an actual audition tape to Disney after the House of Mouse “wanted to see what...
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