Harry Styles is so scorching proper now. His third studio album Harry’s Home is No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and its lead single “As It Was” is the best-seller on either side of the Atlantic, and across the globe.
Effectively, no. The Australian director reckons audiences would wrestle to see previous the Brit.
“Harry is a very proficient actor,” Luhrmann tells Fitzy & Wippa, the breakfast radio workforce at Sydney’s Nova. “I’d work on one thing with him…” however “the true concern with Harry is, he’s Harry Kinds. He’s already an icon.”
There’s nothing however respect between the pair, he continues. “Harry and I got here to a spot, genuinely I imply, he was simply determined to place the swimsuit on and discover. He’s such an incredible spirit and I’ve nothing however nice issues to say about Harry Kinds.”
Luhrmann additionally clarified that he didn’t audition Kinds or Austin Butler, who landed however the titular function. “I do these actually wealthy workshops,” he explains.
Butler, he revealed, was merely “born to play” the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
“The factor about Aust was that he’ll let you know himself, I didn’t decide him, it’s as if he was drawn just like the function drew them in as a result of he was nearly born to play it,” he provides.
“You understand, we will discuss it now, he like loses his mother on the identical age that Elvis did. He sends a video to me with this factor and… He simply occurred like two years continuous residing and respiration as Elvis. He’s now going via a form of it’s like deprogramming thing as a result of he’s been a very long time since he’s identified who he was.”
Kinds missed out on this event, however he can’t complain. Proper now, he has the chart double within the U.S., whereas “As It Was” is on observe for a tenth successive week at No. 1 on the Official U.Ok. Singles Chart.
The previous One Course singer additionally stars in Don’t Fear Darling, the psychological thriller function movie directed by his accomplice Olivia Wilde.
Luhrmann is aware of a factor or two about music. Music is within the foundations of his “Pink Curtain Trilogy” (Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!), and he landed a U.Ok. No. 1 single in 1999 with the spoken phrase quantity “Everyone’s Free (To Put on Sunscreen)”.
Elvis arrives in theaters June 24.