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13 Reason Why's Christian Navarro Slams Jonah Hauer-King's Prince Eric Casting in 'Little Mermaid'

It was revealed earlier in the week that actor Jonah Hauer-King will be portraying Prince Eric in the upcoming live action Little Mermaid film opposite Halle Bailey in the title role.

However, 13 Reasons Why‘s Christian Navarro, who sent Disney audition tapes for the role, is not happy with the casting.

After the news of Jonah‘s casting was announced, Christian returned to Twitter briefly to share his thoughts, before deleting his account again. He also echoed his statement on his Instagram story.

“Just came back to say; after months of seeing every person of color they could think of for the role of Prince Eric, @DisneyStudios somehow still cast a white guy,” he wrote on Twitter. “I guess diversity is just a word. And THATS Hollywood. One brown person is enough, two brown leads is unthinkable.”

“Literally @disney saw a who’s who list of actors of color and STILL went with the white guy. So much for diversity. I guess two brown leads would have tanked the movie right? Boring,” he wrote on Instagram.

Find out which other actors reportedly read for the role over on

Jonah Hauer-King Will Play Prince Eric in 'Little Mermaid' Live Action Remake!

Disney has announced that Jonah Hauer-King will be playing Prince Eric in the upcoming live-action remake of the classic movie The Little Mermaid!

The 24-year-old British actor will join a cast that includes Halle Bailey as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, and Javier Bardem as King Triton. Rounding out the cast are Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle, and Daveed Diggs as the voice as Sebastian.

Harry Styles was previously in talks to take on the role, but he ultimately passed on the role.

You might recognizes Jonah from his work in A Dog’s Way Home and the 2017 BBC adaptation of Little Women.

Rob Marshall is directing the adaptation of The Little Mermaid and production will begin in early 2020.

READ MORE: Harry Styles Revealed Why He Passed on Prince Eric in ‘Little Mermaid’

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John Stamos Transforms Into Chef Louis for 'The Little Mermaid' Live Performance - Watch Now!

John Stamos is bringing the humor to The Little Mermaid Live!

The 56-year-old actor took on Chef Louis for the live show taped on Tuesday (November 5) in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of John Stamos

For his kitchen performance, John battled a scurrying little crab as he attempted to make dinner for Prince Eric and Ariel.

In the end, the crab outwitted John and the performance ended with John getting covered in flour.

Ahead of the show, John revealed what his son Billy‘s reaction was when he first saw his dad in character!

Shaggy Performs 'Under the Sea' as Sebastian in 'The Little Mermaid Live' - Watch Now!

Shaggy is performing one of Disney’s biggest songs!

The 51-year-old reggae musician hit the stage during The Little Mermaid Live! to perform “Under the Sea” as Sebastian the crab, which was taped on Tuesday (November 5) in Los Angeles.

For his costume, Shaggy kept things cool in a red, leather shirt and matching red pants as he took on the role of Sebastian for the show.

You can stream the soundtrack for The Little Mermaid Live here!

READ MORE: Watch Auli’i Cravalho Sing ‘Part of Your World’ & Fly Around the ‘Little Mermaid Live’ Set (Video)

'The Little Mermaid Live!' Soundtrack Stream & Download - Listen Now!

The soundtrack for The Little Mermaid Live! is now available!

ABC has officially released the soundtrack for the new live special starring Auli’i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, Shaggy, and John Stamos.

READ MORE: ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ – Full Cast, Performers, & Song List!

The show is being aired in a film and live musical hybrid, with the performances being interwoven into the broadcast of the original animated, feature film.

You can download the soundtrack for The Little Mermaid Live! through ABC here – and stream it below thanks to Spotify!

Where to Stream 'The Little Mermaid' Movie Online for Free?

If you’re watching ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live and wondering where you can watch the original animated Disney movie, we have you covered.

The movie is currently not available to stream for free, but in one week, you can. The film, along with all of its sequels, will be on Disney+ for unlimited streaming as part of a subscription to the service.

In the mean time, you can purchase a copy of the digital HD version of The Little Mermaid on Amazon, iTunes, or wherever you get your digital content.

READ MORE: Disney Plus Unveils Full List of Over 600 Movies & TV Shows for Launch Day

'The Little Mermaid Live!' - Full Cast, Performers, & Song List!

The Little Mermaid Live! is airing tonight and we’ve got all the details on the highly anticipated musical!

The star-studded show will feature lots of familiar faces, like Auli’i Cravalho and John Stamos, as it airs just before the 30th anniversary of the classic animated film.

The show will be aired in a film and live musical hybrid, with the performances being interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film.

After months of rehearsal, the cast is finally ready to perform live for America. We’re so excited to welcome these characters in our living room!


Tune into The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! tonight (November 5) at 8 PM on ABC!

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