The One Direction singer Harry Styles is showing his acting chops in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. The singer, who is known for his long locks of hair, is spotted with short hair while filming.
The One Direction singer is photographed in uniform on set, where he is expected to play a soldier from the Second World War.
The scenes are being shot in Holland; however, the movie is set in wartime France where the Allies forces battled Hitler’s German army.
The Telegraph reported the following about Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk movie.
“Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.”
The movie cast a lot of well-known actors, which includes newbie Harry Styles. Confirmed cast members include Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy and Kenneth Branagh.
Although the One Direction singer’s star status helped him land the role, Harry Styles has gone through grueling preparations to make the wartime movie realistic.
Harry Styles on set of Dunkirk in URK yesterday! pic.twitter.com/SrRZpM7hLT— Boy Crushes (@myboycrushs) July 9, 2016
The Sun report suggested that the singer is getting a brutal introduction to an actor’s life with a challenging role.
“The ONE DIRECTION star will sleep aboard an old Navy ship, without running water or electricity, with the rest of the cast and crew,” The Sun reports.
“It’s to help them get into the mindset of World War Two soldiers as part of his preparation for his debut movie role in Dunkirk. Film bosses believe replicating the conditions experienced by the military the film is based on will help everybody involved learn more about their part.”
A source tells the publication: “Harry is used to living the life of luxury so this will be a very interesting experience.”
While rumors of a split from One Direction keeps coming up, short hair rocking Harry Styles is focused on making his debut in acting a memorable one.
One Direction’s Harry Styles is reported to have signed a lucrative solo contract with Columbia Records reportedly worth $80 million for three albums. Many fans believe Harry Styles will join Zayn Malik in pursuing a solo career that has been successful for the former One Directioner.
According to Hits Daily Double, reports that Apple chased Harry first but got outbid by Columbia records.
“Apple supposedly offered $25m for one album, which set the bar high and drove up the offers to the extent that the winning bid was in the $75-80m range for three albums. Such a deal would have a break-even point of 5m units worldwide, not including marketing costs or streaming income.”
Some One Direction fans miss Harry’s long curly hair, most seems to warm up to Harry Styles with a short haircut.
Former One Direction star Zayn Malik may have helped Harry Styles get a big solo contract due to his success. Zayn’s lead single, “Pillowtalk” went number one on the charts of several countries including the UK and the United States.
His album Mind of Mine, was also a big success taking the number one spot in several countries including the U.S. Billboard 200 charts. The album also spawned hit singles “It’s You,” “Like I Would,” and “Befour.”
Many believe Harry Styles is the most popular member of One Direction. Therefore, he could replicate surpass Zayn’s success as a solo artist, which explain the big contract deal.
It is unknown what Harry Styles intends to do after filming the Dunkirk movie or whether he will keep his hair short. Do you want to see Harry Styles return to One Direction or pursue a solo career? Leave your comments below.
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