Javier Bardem's Daughter Influenced His Decision to Say Yes to 'The Little Mermaid'

Javier Bardem's Daughter Influenced His Decision to Say Yes to 'The Little Mermaid'

Javier Bardem speaks out about how his daughter helped him to take the role in the live action The Little Mermaid.

The 52-year-old actor will be playing King Triton in the upcoming Disney adaptation, and he’ll also be singing in the movie!

Javier recently opened up about getting the offer to the do the movie, and what he was doing when he got the call.

See what he revealed inside…

“[Director] Rob Marshall who I adore and admire and I love him. He’s a great artist, but most importantly he’s a great human being. I was so much looking forward to working with him,” he said on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. “And when we finally meet in The Little Mermaid, he was the very first one who really gave me the chance and trust in me to sing a song. So when the Ricardos offer came, I was already warming up for that and I felt more secure about it. But it’s all about Rob Marshall, a first chance of really helping me to sing a song.”

He then added that he was having breakfast with his kids, Luna and Leo, when he got a call for the movie.

“When I was offered the movie, I was on a breakfast with my two kids and then I said, ‘Well, they are talking about being in The Little Mermaid,’ and my daughter got so emotional and I said, ‘But I’m not playing Ariel. I’m not playing Ariel.’ [She said,] ‘Of course not Dad. You will be Triton, right?’ I said, ‘Yes,’” he shared.

“That was one of the reasons that I did The Little Mermaid. But I wanted to work with Rob so much,” Javier added.

If you missed it, see what Lin-Manuel Miranda recently said about the new music in the movie!

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