It appears that acting is back on the list of options for Harry Styles’ solo career during the 1D 2016 hiatus. To make things even more exciting, there is a potential older woman/younger man angle in the acting offer Harry Styles is allegedly contemplating.
Adding to this, J-14 stated around February 23 that insiders close to Harry Styles reported the following about his visits to Los Angeles.
“Harry has been seeing an acting coach every time he’s in LA and is incredibly focused on a move to the big screen. His actor friends, including Scrubs star Zach Braff, have also been giving him tips.”
Around August 28, Business Standard wrote that insiders close to Harry Styles revealed that he would only go into acting if he got the perfect role.
Now, it appears that those rumors stating that Harry Styles might be working as an actor in the future may have been true.
But is playing an older woman’s much younger lover the ideal acting role Harry Styles has always dreamed of?
On October 16, 2014, Hollywood Life pointed out that Harry Styles will date a woman he is fond of — no matter how much older she is than him.
If rumors published by Yahoo! News Australia are correct, Harry Styles will be debuting as the lover of Patsy Stone in a new movie based on the BBC TV comedy, Absolutely Fabulous.
Jennifer Saunders is the main character of Absolutely Fabulous (and its creator), and her best friend in the TV show is Patsy Stone, played by 69-year-old actress, Joanna Lumley.
On September 14, insiders close to Absolutely Fabulous told The Sun the following.
“Jennifer [Saunders] has told friends she wants Harry to be part of the movie. She’s got some great cameos in the bag already, but wants to give the film a young, hipster edge. If she can find a way to work him into the script, then Patsy could have a new bit of totty to chase.”
But the real question for old-school Absolutely Fabulous fans will be whether Harry Styles replaces Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones in Patsy Stone’s life.
One interesting twist to the potential role that Harry Styles will play in Patsy Stone’s life is his physical similarities to Mick Jagger, as alleged by The Mirror and others.
Over the course of 25 years of episodes of Absolutely Fabulous, one of Patsy’s favorite things to reminisce about was being Mick Jagger’s groupie.
For example, IMdB recaps a 2001 episode of Absolutely Fabulous called “Menopause” and writes, “After the group has dispersed Saffy has a weird dream in which Patsy announces that she is pregnant with Mick Jagger’s sperm, which she bought at an auction.”
Although it appears that Harry Styles will be getting a chance to be an actor in the U.K. — will he be a big success in Hollywood?
MTV reports on September 18 that Pop Crush‘s King of Young Hollywood poll has not been receptive to Harry Styles so far. While the poll is not closed until about September 21, Harry Styles is losing to Shawn Mendes.
Many may speculate about Harry Styles as an actor — but in truth, he may be exclusively focused on his solo music career. On September 17, Belfast Telegraph said Harry Styles insiders claim that he has about 20 songs that he has been preparing to release in the near future.
Of course, if Harry Styles does not become an actor — there will likely be someone acting and playing the part of Harry Styles. On September 10, it was stated by MTV UK that Andrew Garfield was petitioning for the role of Harry Styles in a One Direction biopic — but claimed in the same interview that he was being sarcastic.