We were puzzled by the fact that Harry Styles turned down the role of Prince Eric in the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid…until now.
The 25-year-old singer recently sat down for an interview with The Face magazine and opened up about what happened. While he previously “discussed” the role with Disney, Styles revealed that it didn’t work out, since he wants to focus on his music for the time being.
“I want to put music out and focus on that for a while. But everyone involved in it was amazing, so I think it’s going to be great,” he said. “I’ll enjoy watching it, I’m sure.”
Back in July, rumors started circulating about Styles’s potential involvement in the film, which will star R&B musician Halle Bailey as Ariel. One month later, People confirmed that the “Sign of the Times” singer “respectfully declined” Disney’s offer to star in The Little Mermaid.