In an extensive new interview with Rolling Stone, Harry Styles takes the time to address various issues on the minds of his fans, related to his personal life and the impact it has on his art.
Styles discussed his new role in the upcoming film “My Policeman,” a romantic period piece set in the 1950s, when same-sex relationships were illegal in the United Kingdom. Although he has been in a high-profile relationship with actress-director Olivia Wilde since 2021, Styles has been talking about starring in a gay drama.
“It’s obviously quite incomprehensible now to think, ‘Oh, you couldn’t be gay. I think everyone, including me, has their own journey of discovering sexuality and being more get comfortable with it. For me, this is not a story about gays. guys who are gay, but about love and wasted time.
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Styles also broke the vision of the sex scenes.
“The director of the film, Michael Grandage, wanted to show that gay sex is tender, loving and sensitive.
Despite taking the role, Styles also denied the accusations of “queerbating,” that is, subtly promoting himself as LGBTQ without identifying himself as a member of that community.
“Sometimes people say, ‘You’ve only been in public with women,’ and I don’t think I’ve been in public with anyone,” he said. “If someone takes a picture of you with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re choosing to be in a public relationship or anything.”
Despite this position, her relationship with Wilde has been well documented in the press, as they have been photographed together several times and seen at events together since he starred in his upcoming film “Don’t Worry Darling.”
Both Styles and Wilde spoke about the difficulties that arise when a vocal minority of their fans use social media to criticize Wilde and their relationship.
“Obviously, it’s a difficult feeling to feel like being around me means that you’re the Twitter corner rescuer or something,” Styles said. “I just wanted to sing. I didn’t want to go in here if it was going to hurt people like that.”
“What I don’t understand about the cruelty you’re referring to, that kind of toxic negativity is the antithesis of Harry, and everything he puts out there,” Wilde said. “I personally don’t think the energy of hate defines his followers at all. Most of them are true champions of kindness.”
“Don’t Worry Darling” will hit theaters on September 23rd, and “My Policeman” will be released in limited release on October 21st. Styles is currently in the middle of his 15-concert “Harry’s House” residency at Madison Square Garden.