The 23-year-old star makes his long-awaited movie debut in the new Christopher Nolan-directed war drama and Harry has insisted his focus was always on the film's success, rather than what critics would think about his own performance.
Styles, who recently added 56 dates to his upcoming solo world tour, said his One Direction bandmates were supportive of his acting dreams. Both Rylance and Christopher Nolan were oblivious to Styles' popularity, but it seems that it had worked in the singer's favor. My kids talked about him, but I wasn't really that aware of it.
As a director, I have to trust my instincts, my ability to figure out who's the right guy for the part.
Rylance also joked that about Styles and his "nice" hair as he collected his BAFTA for Wolf Hall last year, telling reporters: "My 11-year-old niece has taken interest in my profession all of a sudden because of Harry Styles". "I think what he does in the film is really remarkable in its subtlety and truthfulness", he said. In a new interview with ET Online, Nolan claims he didn't really know who Styles was when he assigned him the role. I went up in her estimation.' The film's United Kingdom release is on July 21.
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"I think the focus should not be Harry Styles doing a movie, it should be on the piece in general or his ability to act. I definitely feel like that's definitely a big part of the nerves", Styles said about the "Dunkirk" director, Daily Mail reported.
Still, Styles said filming was certainly stressful, and noted filming Dunkirk was a huge undertaking.
"Chris has this fantastic way of making you feel, you know, so welcome and so at ease while you're working and never lets the surroundings kind of intimidate you", he told ET.
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