There’s this one man eagerly counting the days until Harry Styles’s downfall, and believe it or not, it’s Paul Feig! The Grammy-winning singer Harry Styles has truly come a long way from his One Direction days, becoming one of the most prominent faces on the face of the Earth.
In 2017, he graced the silver screen, and rumor has it that ever since Feig has been itching to cast the singer in his films. However, each time he tries, it seems to slip through his fingers. Thus, has his eyes set on approaching the actor on his way down.
This Is Why Paul Feig Is Waiting for Harry Styles’ Downfall
Director Paul Feig once disclosed to The Sun (via Mirror) that he had made numerous attempts to cast Harry Styles in his movies but faced continual setbacks. One of the most notable instances was when the Grammy winner was offered a role in Last Christmas, the 2019 spectacle directed by Feig. However, the singer turned down the role, expressing that he felt he was too young for the character. He revealed,
“I love Harry. We wanted him to play the part that Henry Golding played but he turned it down because he felt he was too young for the role.”
He thus continued,
“I’ve tried to get him in a few movies. Harry is a big-shot now. Maybe we will get him when he is on the way down.”
Since then, the singer has notably declined the director for several other roles, although the specifics remain unknown. Consequently, the director attributes these rejections to the singer’s meteoric rise to fame. Thus, he hilariously insists on waiting for the singer’s hypothetical downfall before considering offering another role.
Other Roles Harry Styles Almost Starred In
The singer made his debut in the 2017 Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk and has since landed roles in numerous movies like Don’t Worry Darling and Eternals. Surprisingly, he has turned down more roles than he’s accepted in his film career. Apart from Last Christmas, there are several others he nearly starred in, including Tulip Fever. Additionally, rumor has it he was also considered for a part in Dune Part 2.
He also took a shot at being Han Solo in the Solo: A Star Wars Story spin-off but didn’t clinch the role. However, fans still believe that the singer hasn’t discovered his perfect role yet, and despite being highly selective, fans remain confident that the ideal opportunity will eventually present itself.