Why Baz Luhrmann Didn’t Cast Harry Styles in ‘Elvis’
The real issue with Harry is, he's Harry Styles. He's already an icon," the Aussie director admits.
Harry Styles is so hot right now. His third studio album
is No. 1 on the Billboard 200,
and its lead single “As It Was” is the best-seller on both sides of the Atlantic, and around the globe.
So Styles, with his effortless style, great hair, adoring fanbase and growing list of movie
credits would have been a natural to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s new biopic,
Well, no. The Australian director reckons audiences would struggle to see past the Brit.
Harry is a really talented actor,” Luhrmann tells Fitzy & Wippa, the breakfast radio team at Sydney’s Nova.
There’s nothing but respect between the pair, he continues.
Harry and I came to a place, genuinely I mean, he was just desperate to put the suit on and explore.