Harry Styles Talks 'Little Mermaid,' Upcoming 'SNL'

styles

Harry Styles says the decision not to play Prince Eric in the live action/CGI adaptation of The Little Mermaid was all about timing.

“They shoot for so long and I want to tour next year and stuff,” Styles told the UK’s Capital FM. “It just didn’t quite line up.”

Last summer, there were reports that Styles was being considered for the role. According to Deadline, he didn't want to commit to the film until he found out if he was chosen to portray Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's forthcoming biopic (that role went to Austin Butler). A tweet in August claiming that Styles had signed on to play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid was quickly shot down.

The singer, who recently released “Lights Up” from his forthcoming sophomore solo album, is expected to announce a 2020 tour following his Nov. 16 appearance on Saturday Night Live as both host and musical guest.

“I’m nervous a little bit but I’m excited about it,” Styles said of doing double duty. “I’ve been before to perform and know … the insanity that goes on backstage. The idea of doing both is a little terrifying but I’m definitely excited about it. It’s going to be fun.”

In the same interview, Styles was asked for more details about his Oct. 23 tweet: “Kiwi walked so Watermelon Sugar could run.” Many fans assume that since “Kiwi” was the name of his 2017 song, “Watermelon Sugar” is likely the title of his next single.

Styles replied: “You’ll have to wait and find out.”

Artist Radio

Listen to music from Harry Styles

  • Icons of the Decade: Drake

    No other artist has defined the sound of the 2010s like Toronto's own Drake. From chart topping hits, to entrepreneurial endeavors, and a love for his hometown like no other, we look back at the one and only Drake's accomplishments this decade.

  • Icons of the Decade: Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 have been an unstoppable force this decade! We look back on Maroon 5’s multiple award wins, chart topping hits, and iconic performances that have made them one of the standout acts of the last 10 years!

  • Icons of the Decade: Imagine Dragons

    Few bands have broken on to the scene and made an impact in the 2010s like Imagine Dragons.

    iHeartRadio looks back on some of Imagine Dragons' incredible achievements from 2010-2019, including their GRAMMY Awards Wins, their outstanding performances, and their commitment to giving back to the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Icons of the Decade: Lady Gaga

    From 'Born this Way' to 'A Star is Born' Lady Gaga has influenced the world of music like few others this decade. iHeartRadio looks back on some of Lady Gaga's incredible achievements from 2010-2019, including her OSCARS and GRAMMY Awards Wins, her legendary performances, and her chart-topping music.