Will Harry Styles quit One Direction to become a Hollywood actor — or fill another role in the world of movies?
As it appears, Harry Styles is officially taking the plunge with Hollywood by hiring an agent — but the exact angle of his career move may not be acting.
Did Harry Styles fans already had an inkling that he would become an actor or some sort of Hollywood player?
On March 25, when Zayn Malik quit One Direction, Entertainment Weekly stated via an insider source, “Harry has told his friends that the wants to get into acting. He loves Los Angeles.”
On June 24, Harry Styles was acting in a television commercial for a new perfume, according to People Magazine.
Obviously, Harry Styles has toyed with the idea of acting (and the idea of being taken “seriously” as an artist), but will his sister be able to take on more bullying if her brother becomes even more popular?
On July 3, UnReality TV states, “Gemma Styles has opened up about the hate and abuse she faces on a daily basis and all because she happens to have a famous sibling.”
Despite the heat that Harry Styles’ sister might take if he becomes a Hollywood star, it looks like that is on the horizon for him — in some form.
Over the years since joining up with One Direction, there have been reports that Harry Styles was asked to be involved with certain acting roles — but never went through with them.
Evidently, this repeated push to get Harry Styles to be a part of Hollywood has worn him down. On May 2, TV3 said insiders told them that, over the years, Harry Styles has “been besieged with movie offers and commercial opportunities.”
In addition, on February 23, J-14 reports that insiders told them, “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.”
On January 10, Metro reported, “[Harry Styles] has been confirmed to be on the look out for film roles and has met with American film producer Harvey Weinstein… who is keen to snap him up… Harvey was bowled over by the talented star after meeting him at the producers Oscars party and having lunch together.”
However, Harry Styles turned down the part, and Harvey Weinstein said, “We offered him a part and he couldn’t do the movie because he had the tour. The amount of money their tour did is crazy, so he’s got obligations.”
Part of the reason that Harry Styles might have been avoiding Hollywood or acting is because of his One Direction contract and his commitment to 1D fans. Regardless, it now appears that Harry Styles no longer has that barrier.
Harry Styles has been given a go-ahead to make Hollywood plans, according to a Mirror report on July 4. They state that insider sources say the following.
“Harry Styles’ movie career is set to take off now record bosses have finally given him the green light… Harry Styles is represented by top movie agent Nick Styne at agency CAA, and his bosses now agree movies would be a great step for the star.”
Their insider source also states that Harry Styles is starting to look at offers via his new agency. The new agency also alleges that anything with Harry Styles will be a “commercial success” — and that is easy for Harry Styles fans to believe since they regularly break the internet.
Nevertheless, this new report conflicts with earlier rumors from the Daily Star on February 22, where they stated Sharon Jackson, the agent for Cara Delevingne, would be signing Harry Styles’ first Hollywood deal.
Will Harry Styles be a good fit for Hollywood? Louis Walsh, the long-time X-Factor judge, seems to think that Harry Styles would make an excellent addition to any silver screen project. On May 14, Walsh said the following to the Mirror.
“Harry’s a star. He will be a global star and I think he’s going to do movies. He’s got the ambition, the talent and the drive. He knows how to work the room and he’s nice to everybody.”
About Harry Styles, Harvey Weinstein told the Sun, “I’ve met him two or three times and he was very interested and charming. I think the guy is a movie star. Like David Niven or Douglas Fairbanks, he’s got that vibe, he really does.”
What will the upcoming role that casts Harry Styles as an actor be? Clues about where Harry Styles might be headed in Hollywood were leaked in May.
On May 11, Hollywood Life stated that, “According to fan tweets and an IMDB movie profile, Harry’s name was allegedly listed as an actor on the movie The Goldman Castle, co-staring Nicky Hilton, 31, and her big sister, Paris!”
Other possible roles for Harry Styles include playing lead character Hardin Scott for author Anna Todd’s After.
Alternatively, the angle that Harry Styles might be taking for his new Hollywood career may have nothing to do with acting. July 4 reports stated that Harry Styles has a Hollywood agent — but it was never said if he would actually be an actor or choose another movie-related job.
Instead, doing behind-the-scenes soundtrack writing under his alias, Mick Greenburg, may be his Hollywood dream job.
Capital FM reported on June 22 via the Daily Star that an insider source said the following about Harry Styles as a Hollywood non-actor.
“Harry Styles writes a lot of music and loves movies. Getting good music into movies is a great stepping stone for any future projects and would help gain a new audience outside of One Direction.”
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