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A Photoshoot of Harry Styles Dressed as Ariel From 'The Little Mermaid' Is Going Viral

Harry Styles has social media freaking out again.

The 27-year-old “Watermelon Sugar” superstar got dressed up as Ariel from The Little Mermaid at some point, and those pictures are now doing the rounds on Twitter on Friday (April 16).

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Harry can be seen wearing a seashell bra, green tail and red wig and holding a glass of champagne and a cigarette in the pictures, which are said to be from his 2019 Saturday Night Live photoshoot.

It isn’t the first time that he’s been in the headlines regarding The Little Mermaid: he also turned down the role of Prince Eric in the forthcoming live-action film, which stars Halle Bailey.

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Daveed Diggs Says He's Worked Harder on His 'Little Mermaid' Character Sebastian Than Anything Else He's Done

It was just recently confirmed that Daveed Diggs will star in the upcoming live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid as Sebastian, and now the actor is opening up about the role.

“I worked harder on Sebastian probably than I have for any role in my life,” the 39-year-old actor revealed in a new interview with Collider. “It’s tricky.”

Daveed continued, saying that he tends “to say yes to things when I feel like I can do it, but I’m actually not sure I’m the smart choice or the person naturally who should be doing it. That’s true of Sebastian, for a lot of ways that are uncomfortable.”

“I’m not of Caribbean descent, doing that kind of work and trying to immerse myself. I’ve spent a lot of time in Trinidad and I went to Jamaica to research, and I did a lot of voice work with Chris Walker and with the late Tony Hall, to try to get the voice right,” he added. “But more than the voice, the thing about a dialect is that everybody’s voice is actually very different, so consistency is really more important than accuracy. Your speech pattern is based on culture, and that was the thing I didn’t wanna let down.”

Daveed admits that with his role as Sebastian, he wants “somebody who is from Trinidad or from Jamaica, depending on where we landed with the role, to be able to see themselves in this, in some way.”

He also went on to say that it is cool being part of the film, as he does get to hear most of the new songs before anyone else.

“[It's] pretty wild. You get to hear a new song before it comes out and it’s amazing, and then you hear the performance of it by an actor you might not expect to be able to do that and that’s also amazing,” he shares. “There are so many cool surprises that I know and I’m just sitting on.”

Daveed will star with Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina in the upcoming film.

Daveed‘s TNT series, Snowpiercer, returns for season two tonight.

The Undoing's Noma Dumezweni Joins 'Little Mermaid' in a New Role!

Actress Noma Dumezweni, who is well known for her work on HBO’s recent hit The Undoing, has joined the cast of The Little Mermaid movie, Deadline reports.

Interestingly enough, the role that Noma will be playing is a brand new role that is new to the universe! While Noma‘s casting has been revealed as a new character, no other details were made available. Stay tuned as we find out more about the mystery role!

The live action version of the film, which stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, is being directed by Rob Marshall, and features songs from the original film as well as new songs from composer Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Be sure to check out the entire cast of the upcoming live action Little Mermaid right here if you missed it!

Noma is also very well known for originating the role of Hermione Granger in the West End and Broadway runs of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Her portrayal earned her a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Disney Confirms Cast for 'The Little Mermaid' Live-Action Movie!

Disney made so many announcements this week and among them was the confirmation of the cast of the upcoming The Little Mermaid live-action remake.

It has been months since we first learned about who would be bringing these roles to life, but this is the first time Disney has confirmed some of the names.

The cast includes an Oscar winner, a five-time Grammy nominee, a Tony Award winner, and more.

The upcoming movie will be directed by Rob Marshall, who previously directed movie musicals like Chicago, Nine, Into the Woods, and Mary Poppins Returns.

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Kacey Musgraves Rumored to Be In Talks for Vanessa, the Human Form of Ursula, in 'The Little Mermaid' Movie

Rumors are swirling that Kacey Musgraves has been in talks to play a role in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid!

The news has not yet been confirmed by Disney or Kacey‘s reps, but a report claims that the Grammy winner is in talks to play Vanessa, the human form of the villain Ursula.

TheDisInsider reports that Kacey has had meetings with Disney about the project, though they say there’s a chance she could have passed on the role. Nothing has been confirmed at this point so it should be noted that this is NOT official news.

Halle Bailey will be playing Ariel and Melissa McCarthy is taking on the role of Ursula. Filming is expected to begin later this summer in London and Oscar winner Rob Marshall is directing.

Kacey previously worked with Disney on the soundtrack for Frozen 2. She performed a cover of the song “All Is Found.”

Last week, Kacey announced some very personal news about her marriage.

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 JustJaredJR.com

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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