Terry Crews wants to be Ariel’s dad!
The 50-year-old actor is campaigning for his next film role in the most hilarious way.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star took to social media sharing an image of himself photoshopped onto King Triton’s fish tail while also holding a trident and floating in front of the kingdom of Atlantica. Crews captioned the image with “Ariel’s Dad!!!!” as well as two hashtags to help promote his casting in the film — #ArielsGotTerry and #AmericasGotTerry.
Following the announcement that Halle Bailey was recently cast as Ariel rumblings about who would play her on-screen dad began. While many fans have been pushing for Idris Elba to get the part, with the amount of like Crews’ image garnered on Instagram and Twitter (over half a million on total!) looks like fans are taking to the idea.
Should Crews play Ariel’s dad in Disney’s forthcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, he could join Awkwafina, Jason Tremblay and Melissa McCarthy, who are all in talks to join the film’s cast as Scuttle, Flounder, and Ursula, respectively.
Check out the hilarious fan art below.