When it comes to casting 18th century mermaids — as opposed to modern mermaids — Jerry Bruckheimer is on the record stating that his sirens must look natural. “I don’t think they had breast augmentation in the 1700s,” Bruckheimer told EW in January, after casting call postings were specifically anti-implant. “So it’s natural for casting people to say, ‘We want real people.'”
The newest poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which features a trio of mermaids resembling a seafaring Charlie’s Angels, seems to take a different approach. That’s not a commentary on their womanly figures, but the three windswept ladies don’t seem to have just leaped out of the surf for their close-ups, and the watercolor stylings resembled those found on the covers of romance novels.
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