Rolling Stone cover Harry Styles talks film career, sexuality and therapy
Harry Styles is at a great stage in his career. The star released his album, “Harry’s House”, in May, and is now preparing for the premiere of two films with his performance, “Don’t Worry, Honey” and “My Policeman”, which will be released in September and October respectively. No wonder, the musician graced the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which highlights the phrase “The most wanted man in the world”.
During the interview, Styles talked about his career in music and film and even addressed differences between the two, such as the nervousness of acting alongside actors such as Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan and Nick Kroll, in the movie “No Worry Honey”, directed by Olivia Wilde, with whom he is now in a relationship.
“In music, there’s such an immediate response to what you do. You finish a song and people applaud. When you’re filming and someone says ‘cut,’ maybe there’s a part of you that expects everyone to start clapping, but they they don’t. Everyone obviously goes back to doing their job, and you’re like, ‘Oh shit, was that bad?'” he said.
About following the future of his career in cinema, the star says he “doesn’t see himself making films for a while”, but clarifies that he doesn’t rule out taking on new roles. “I think there will be a time again when I look forward to it,” he says. “But when you’re making music, something is happening. It looks very creative and feeds things. A big part of acting is the doing nothing, waiting thing. And if that’s the worst part, then it’s a pretty good job. But I don’t find that part so satisfying. At the moment, I like to do it, but I don’t think I’ll do it very often.”
Another point raised in the conversation was the fact that the singer has started to do therapy more routinely in recent years. “I committed to doing this once a week. I feel like I exercise every day and take care of my body, so why wouldn’t I do that with my mind? Many of your emotions are so strange before you start to analyze them properly. I really like to lean into [uma emoção] and look at her head on. Not like, ‘I don’t want to feel this way,’ but more like, ‘What makes me feel this way?'”.
In the conversation, Hary Styles also talked about being an artist who seeks to separate public life from personal. “I have never spoken publicly about my life away from work and I have found that it has benefited me positively. There will always be one version of a narrative, and I think I decided I wasn’t going to waste time trying to correct it or redirect it in any way.”
By having as a characteristic the fluidity of gender in fashion – something that is seen a lot in the costumes of his shows and in rehearsals for magazines – the star generated a lot of curiosity around his sexuality and has already had to deal with some accusations of “queerbating”, term used for someone who uses these characteristics to attract the LGBTQIA+ community. “Sometimes people say, ‘You’ve only been publicly with women,’ and I don’t think I’ve been publicly with anyone. If someone takes a picture of you with someone, that doesn’t mean you’re choosing to be in a public relationship or anything.”
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