Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker

Tony Padilla as a prince? It could happen.

Following the news that Harry Styles will not be playing Prince Eric to Halle Bailey’s Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, 13 Reasons Why actor Christian Navarro threw his hat in the ring via Twitter. On Aug. 13, he tweeted, “So I heard Harry Styles passed on Prince Eric, well…I can sing. Black Ariel/Latino Prince…no ones called but Season 3 drops next week and I think it’s one hell of an audition.” (Season 3 was in reference to the third season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.)

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Christian Navarro attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Party during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images,) Little Mermaid Prince Eric
Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images; Disney

And now, it seems his tweet at least sort of worked. On Tuesday, Navarro shared that Disney saw his tweet and “gave my team a call.” As he put it, “They wanted to see what I could do.” Navarro then ended his tweet with, “Tapes sent. Fingers crossed. Let’s make some history.”

In other words, Navarro is taking his shot at becoming a Disney prince.

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Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker
13 Reasons Why

Based on the 2007 novel written by Jay Asher, the Netflix drama follows a teen named Clay who attempts to figure out what led his classmate and crush, Hannah, to commit suicide.

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