12 Actors We'd Pick To Play Prince Eric in 'The Little Mermaid'
Who would we want to forsake the sea for?
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The Little Mermaid is crushing at the box office (even if people have feelings about Ursula's beat) and Jonah Hauer-King is making both the girlies and the gays swoon in his role of Prince Eric, so no shade to him. And yet... we still can't help imagining what could have been should we have gotten our hands on that casting call for our forever crush...
If The Little Mermaid purists were upset over Ariel being Black, imagine if Tessa Thomspon were Prince Eric. Thor proved she's a swoon-worthy badass and Men in Black: International proved she looks good in a suit.
The model and activist has already been petitioning to make the role truly groundbreaking. And we must say, the resemblance is astonishing...
Melton's summer rom-com The Sun Is Also a Star showed us that he's leading man material, and who can resist that smile!
Those dimples! That charm! Curiel has already swept us off our feet as the loveable Papi in Pose, so we'd love to see him do the same to Ariel.