Christian Navarro Eyes the Role of Prince Eric in “The Little Mermaid”

Christian Navarro at the "Can You Ever Forgive Me" premiere, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, Sep 2018. Photo by Todd Williamson/January Images/Shutterstock (9877159bh)

13 Reasons Why actor Christian Navarro is crossing his fingers in the hopes of playing Prince Eric in Disney’s forthcoming live-action remake of the animated classic The Little Mermaid. 

Navarro took to Twitter to share with his fans just how much he would like to make history and star as Disney’s first Latino prince. 

“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.” 

“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,” he added on Instagram. “Wouldn’t it be amazing if we had a truly multicultural Little Mermaid?! Fingers crossed beautiful people.”

And his call for a social media campaign actually worked! On Tuesday Navarro updated that 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.”

Should he join, he will star opposite Halle Bailey’s Ariel.