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13 Reasons Why's Christian Navarro Might Play Prince Eric And We're Not Mad About It

We'd never considered him before now.

There are so many actors who I’ve imagined playing Prince Eric in Disney’s new live-action reboot of The Little Mermaid, but I’m going to be honest and say that 13 Reasons Why star Christian Navarro wasn’t one of them.

We know that Harry Styles passed on the role and now Navarro, who plays Tony Padilla in the Netflix show, has confirmed via his Twitter account that he auditioned for the role after Styles said no.

On August 14, he wrote, “So I heard Harry Styles passed on Prince Eric, well…I can sing. Black Ariel/Latino Prince…no ones called but [13 Reasons Why] Season 3 drops next week and I think it’s one hell of an audition.”

Credit: Netflix

He then reported this week, “Idk what happened to the other tweet.
But! @disney saw this, saw your support, and gave my team a call. They wanted to see what I could do. Tapes sent. Fingers crossed. Let’s make some history.”

And fans are super pumped about the news:

Fans of 13 Reasons Why know Navarro as Tony, the reliable, yet troubled friend of Hannah Baker, and while he’s relatively new to Hollywood, the 28-year-old has had a few big-screen roles.

Most recently he starred opposite Melissa McCarthy, who’s rumoured to be Ursula in the film, in Can You Ever Forgive Me? so maybe she can put in a good word for him?

Navarro’s previously shown off his singing chops in the song Hello Again which is described on YouTube as, “Tony’s Love Letter to Hannah Baker.”

It would be a very different role for the actor, but I am starting to picture him in the role and it could be pretty cool – especially because it would be great to see a multicultural cast.

Do you think he’d make a good Prince Eric?

Netflix Finally Confirms Gillian Anderson Is Set To Star As Margaret Thatcher In 'The Crown'

After months of rumours, it's official!

Netflix has finally announced that X-Files and Sex Education star Gillian Anderson will be playing former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Crown’s fourth season.

The casting news had long been rumoured, but the streaming service waited until now to officially confirm the news.

In a statement, Anderson said, “I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of The Crown and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman.”

“Thatcher was undoubtedly formidable but I am relishing exploring beneath the surface, and dare I say, falling in love with the icon, who whether loved or despised, defined an era.”

Fans of the show were quick to share their excitement at the news on Twitter:

The third and fourth seasons of the show will feature a new cast as the royal family with Olivia Colman taking over from Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II.

Colman spoke to Entertainment Weekly recently and revealed she has the “worst job”.

“Everyone loves Claire Foy so I have got the worst job in the world at the moment,” she joked.

She spoke about her casting, telling the mag, “I was incredibly uncool about it.”

“The producers went, ‘So…’ [I said,] ‘Yes! Yes! I’m really excited! Thank you very much!’ I loved the first two seasons.”

Tobias Menzies takes over from Matt Smith to star as Prince Philip, Helena Bonham Carter replaces Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Josh O’Connor will star as Prince Charles.

Bonham Carter revealed to EW that she actually met Princess Margaret once before, “My uncle was actually very close to her… She was pretty scary. At one point, she met me at Windsor Castle and she said, ‘You are getting better, aren’t you?’”

The actress added she believed she was referring to her acting ability, “I presume that’s what she meant.”

In the third season, we’ll also meet Emerald Fennell as Camilla, who we now know as the Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess Diana will be played by Emma Corrin in season four.

EW reports that season three will take place between 1964 and 1976.

The Crown season three will be available on Netflix from November 17.

Disney+ Is Coming To Aus Sooner Than We Thought And You Won’t Have To Give Up Avo Toast To Afford It

Hell. Yes.

Get excited, guys, Disney+ has finally announced its Australian release date and it’s much sooner than expected – oh, not only that, but it’s actually affordable.

Australia will actually be one of the first five countries to gain access to the streaming service. It launches in the US, Canada and the Netherlands of all places on November 13, then on November 19 it’ll be available for Australia and New Zealand.

In a press release, Disney announced it will cost Aussie users either $8.99 a month or $89 for the full year. A standard Netflix account costs $13.99 a month and a standard Stan account is $14 a month, so Disney+ is one of the cheaper streaming services available.

They said, “Disney+ will launch in Canada and the Netherlands in tandem with the US on November 12th, priced at $8.99CAD per month (or $89.99 per year) and €6.99 per month (or €69.99 per year), respectively.”

“The following week, Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19th, priced at $8.99AUD per month (or $89.99 per year) and $9.99NZD per month (or $99.99 per year), respectively.”

They added, “Disney+ will offer fans of all ages a new way to experience the unparalleled content from the company’s iconic entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, and will be available on nearly all major mobile and connected TV devices at launch with global distribution agreements in place with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Sony.”

According to Gizmodo, Disney confirmed earlier this year that the first episode of The Mandalorian will be available from the launch date of the service.

At the moment Australians are able to watch a lot of Disney’s titles on Stan, so if you don’t plan on getting Disney+, I’d recommend watching as much of that content as you can now!

Some of the original Disney+ shows include:

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

The Mandalorian

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Monsters at Work

Diary of a Female President

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (season 7)

Loki

WandaVision

Marvel’s What If…?

Hawkeye

Untitled Cassian Andor series

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