Christopher Nolan Says He Didn’t Know Who Harry Styles Was During ‘Dunkirk’

There’s several reasons people are hyped for Christopher Nolan’s soon-to-be-released WW2 film ‘Dunkirk‘, but you’d be hard-pressed to find an article online surrounding the movie which doesn’t predominantly feature the fact that former One Direction member and future father of my children, Harry Styles is, well… in it.

The babin’ British boyband member, and more recently solo artist/sex god, is making his acting debut in the flick and in order to really solidify the chances of an entire generation of teens paying money to see a gritty period drama, Harry’s been front and centre for a lot of ‘Dunkirk’s press tour.

Which is why we’re gonna go ahead and call bullshit on Nolan supposedly admitting in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, that he didn’t really know how famous Styles was before casting him as a painfully handsome British soldier, and that it was his pure, unadulterated talent, which scored him the gig.

“I don’t think I was that aware really of how famous Harry was. I mean, my daughter had talked about him. My kids talked about him, but I wasn’t really that aware of it. So the truth is, I cast Harry because he fit the part wonderfully and truly earned a seat at the table.”

Please know that I am in no way doubting Harry Styles’ unquestionable acting talent. Even without having seen the film I’m expecting Golden Globe/Oscar/Nobel Peace Prize buzz to be off the charts. Harry Styles is a perfect human, remember, and he’s going to be such a great Dad to our three children Penelope, Kyle and Jessie Styles-Feltscheer.
It’s just a bit of stretch of the imagination to think veteran director Christopher Nolan was immune to the ubiquitous knowledge that wherever Harry Styles goes, hordes of thirsty girls and guys will follow, wads of cash bunched up in their sweaty fists, ready to be hurled at anything with his face attached to it.
There’s nothing wrong with a bit of stunt casting mate, and if it results in a soaking wet Harry Styles on my screen, there’s only endless praise and thanks coming your way for it.
‘Harry Styles Presents: Harry Styles’ Dunkirk’, starring Harry Styles, hits Aus cinemas July 20. 

Source: THR.
Image: Dunkirk / Instagram.