This fantasy needed to be all real.
When 'Pirates of the Caribbean' producer Jerry Bruckheimer set out to cast mermaids in the upcoming fourth film, 'On Stranger TIdes,' he had a very specific requirement: they had to be real. Not fins, of course -- but breasts.
In an interview, EW brought up to Bruckheimer about an audition note posted last spring that told actresses with implants not to apply.
"I don't think they had breast augmentation in the 1700s," Bruckheimer told the magazine. "So it's natural for casting people to say, 'We want real people.'"
To play the role of Syrena the Mermaid, whom Jack Sparrow meets on his quest for the Fountain of Youth, the film eventually cast French actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey, whom, presumably, is un-enhanced in that area.