Can you imagine Tony Padilla as the lovable Disney prince Eric?
Well, 13 Reasons Why actor Christian Navarro certainly can!
Navarro could be playing Prince Eric opposite Halle Bailey’s Ariel in Disney’s forthcoming live-action remake of the animated classic The Little Mermaid.
After hearing that Harry Styles exited the project, Navarro took to Twitter to share just how much he would like the opportunity to join the feature.
“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.”
He later 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.”
On Tuesday Navarro updated fans that much to his delight, Disney saw his tweet and contacted him! “They wanted to see what I could do.” Navarro wrote, “Tapes sent. Fingers crossed. Let’s make some history.”