Harry Styles has admitted that he felt “uncomfortable” watching himself in Dunkirk.
The 23-year-old made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s WWII epic, playing a young British soldier named Alex.
The film premiered in London last week, and the former One Direction star said that it felt “weird” to see himself on the big screen.
Speaking to Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show, Harry said, “I really don’t like it very much. It’s a bit weird.”
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The singer also revealed that he got emotional watching the film, and admitted that he wanted to cry while watching the movie at its UK premiere.
“I [am a crier] sometimes. Sometimes things will just get me. The first time I watched it I hadn’t seen anything or how the director had put the story together, so was more like kind of watching to see what the story was.
“But when I watched it at the premiere in London, it got me a couple of times. There’s an emotional couple of bits where I was like, ‘I don’t know if I’m allowed to cry at a movie that I’m in!’ But yeah, it’s really emotional.
“The thing is, sitting in a cinema full of people, you still feel like you’re watching it on your own. It’s such a personal experience. You feel surrounded by it and it doesn’t feel like you’re watching a screen really. It feels like you’re in there,” he explained.
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Harry landed the role after sending a tape into casting directors and secretly auditioning in London, and told how he purposely attended the audition dressed down in a beanie hat and jumper, so they saw him as a “blank canvas” – and not a pop star from One Direction.
“I walked in and everyone in the room was people I’d seen in movies. It’s so weird because you do it then go home and obsess over whether it was good or not. It was a really strange thing.
“I was in a writing session [when I found out I’d got the part] and couldn’t tell anyone I’d got it. My agent and manager called me, I shouted with them on the phone, walked back into the room and they were like, ‘Are you okay?’
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“I was like, ‘Yeah, my friend got a job and it’s just really good…’,” he revealed.
The Sign Of The Times singer also revealed that his biggest fear on set was forgetting his lines, even though he revised them all before each day of filming.
“Walking onto the set was so overwhelming. Trying to imagine something of that size then actually seeing it is insane. My first day on set was one of the hardest weather days as well, so I was really thrown in the deep end. It was freezing!”