“The Little Mermaid”‘s Prince Eric, Jonah Hauer-King, Has a Link to Prince Harry

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It seems we’ve had to wait an eternity for the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid”, but it’s coming around faster than we can shake our imaginary mermaid tails at. Until the movie drops on May 26, we can dream about the cast’s leading man, Jonah Hauer-King, aka Prince Eric. Acting alongside Halle Bailey – who recently transformed into her character of Ariel off-screen at the world premiere – Hauer-King is taking on the iconic role and love interest in the Disney film.

Fans might remember a certain Mr. Harry Styles was originally in line for the role, but turned it down. And stepping into the “As It Was” singer’s shoes is no mean feat. Yet Hauer-King is not a stranger to tackling beloved romantic heroes: he stole plenty of hearts playing Laurie in “Little Women” alongside “Stranger Things” star Maya Hawke a few years back. He’s also worked with a whole host of big-name actors, and has a little something in common with some real-life princes. Keep reading to find out more about the man who’s about to steal Ariel’s heart.

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