Harry Styles Say He Feels Like He Has 'No Idea What I'm Doing' When Acting

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VENICE, Italy (AP) — Harry Styles already has an enviable acting resume for a newcomer, from Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” to the upcoming “Don’t Worry Darling” and “My Policeman.” But the popular prima said Monday astatine the Venice International Film Festival that, with acting, helium often feels arsenic if helium has “no thought what I’m doing.”

Styles’ accomplishment connected the Lido, wherever “Don’t Worry Darling” is having its satellite premiere Monday night, has been 1 of the astir anticipated events of a festival afloat of stars. At a property league earlier the premiere, Styles was peppered with questions astir his fans, his vocation and whether oregon not helium would enactment with director Olivia Wilde again — neither of which helium answered.

In “Don’t Worry Darling,” Styles plays Jack, who works for the mysterious Victory Project, tally by Chris Pine’s charismatic cult-like leader, successful a mid-century-styled experimental community. Florence Pugh plays Jack’s woman Alice, who gets each comfortableness successful the satellite successful speech for not asking questions. But soon, she starts to spot cracks successful the veneer.

“I deliberation it’s amusive to get to play successful worlds that aren’t needfully your own. This satellite that is supposedly truthful perfect, it’s truly amusive to play unreal successful there,” Styles said. “There wasn’t excessively overmuch acting.”

Styles took respective days disconnected from his Madison Square Garden appearances to be the “Don’t Worry Darling” premiere successful Venice, with Wilde and co-stars Pine and Gemma Chan. But though helium juggles 2 high-profile careers successful the arts, helium said helium doesn’t spot galore parallels betwixt euphony and acting.

Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Chris Pine and Olivia Wilde be  the photocall for "Don't Worry Darling" astatine  the 79th Venice International Film Festival connected  Sep. 5.
Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Chris Pine and Olivia Wilde be the photocall for "Don't Worry Darling" astatine the 79th Venice International Film Festival connected Sep. 5.

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“Personally I find them to beryllium benignant of other successful a batch of ways. I deliberation making euphony is simply a truly idiosyncratic thing,” Styles said. “There’s aspects of acting wherever you’re drafting from experiences you’ve had but for the astir portion you’re pretending to play idiosyncratic else. I deliberation that’s what I find the astir amusive astir it: playing pretend.”

He added: “I deliberation the amusive portion is you ne'er cognize what you’re doing. Music I’ve done for longer, but what I similar astir acting is I consciousness similar I person nary thought what I’m doing.”

Fans were already gathering successful beforehand of the theatre aboriginal Monday to get a premier perch successful beforehand of the reddish carpet for the premiere, hours successful advance. Many had idiosyncratic stories astir however Styles’ euphony impacted their lives.

“I’m incredibly grateful to the radical who’ve supported maine successful my beingness and the fans successful peculiar person ever provided maine with a spot to beryllium myself and consciousness comfy doing truthful and explicit myself,” helium said astir what it’s similar to mean truthful overmuch to truthful galore people. “I would similar to anticipation I tin springiness that abstraction backmost to them.”

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