Harry Styles has admitted he auditioned for the title role in the upcoming elvis biopic.
The singer will release his third solo album. Harry’s houseon Friday (May 20).
Alongside his focus on music, the former One Direction star has also built a significant acting career with films don’t worry darling and my cop is scheduled to premiere later this year.
In a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show On Wednesday (May 18), the “As It Was” singer revealed to the radio DJ that he also tried to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming movie, which hits theaters June 24.
“Elvis was probably the first person I knew besides my family when I was a kid,” he explained.
“Because of that, there was something incredibly sacred about him, so I thought I should try to get the part.”
Though Styles admitted he was “fascinated” by the role, the job was ultimately given to Austin Butler — a choice Styles is comfortable with.
“I feel like if a director doesn’t feel like I’m the best person for the role, then it’s better for him and better for me,” he argued.
“If they think the film will be better with someone else, then I don’t want to do it because I don’t want to be the less good version.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, Styles debunked a rumor that Taylor Swift inspired his new song “Daylight.”
The track, about unrequited love, shares its title with a Swift song from her 2019 album. Lover. Some have concluded that the song is linked to the “Cardigan” singer, who he dated from 2012 to 2013.
“You’re smiling,” Stern told Styles while discussing the Swift Theory.
However, the singer was quick to clarify that the rumor wasn’t true.
“You know, I’d like to tell you that you’re spot on, but you’re not,” he replied. “We will always wonder.”
You can read The Independent‘s review of Harry’s house here.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/harry-styles-elvis-taylor-swift-daylight-b2083120.html Harry Styles admits he unsuccessfully auditioned for Elvis biopic and denies Taylor Swift rumour