Will pop sensation Harry Styles be making a transition from music to movies soon?
News has emerged that One Direction hottie, Harry Styles, is leaving the group to expand his experience. And the new experience he’s set his sights on is Hollywood.
With rumors surfacing that the popular boy band, One Direction, is singing its swan song at their 2015 “On the Road Again” tour, reports of Styles’ widening horizon have cropped up as well. In fact, the 20-year-old curly-haired singer has recently met with producer Harvey Weinstein to talk about potential acting roles.
“When you meet him, he’s super-charismatic.” Weinstein of “Paddington” and “Pulp Fiction” fame told The Sun, according to OK!. “He came to our Oscars party last year and then I went out to lunch with him.”
“There’s no question he will enter the movie business,” Weinstein continued. “And he doesn’t even have to audition for me.”
Weinstein offered Styles a big part in a movie, but the singer had to decline due to his commitments with his upcoming tour.
Even MTV has confirmed that STyles is about to make a big career change, and he’s touted to become the next big hit in Hollywood.
This means, if rumors are true, Styles will be joining the roster of stars who’ve made a successful transition from music to movies. Among them are Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Ludacris, Jennifer Hudson, Madonna, Zooey Deschanel, Queen Latifah, Mark Wahlberg, Will Smith and Cher.
Why Harry Styles will be leaving One Direction, whose 2014 “Where We Are” tour broke the record with the highest grossing tour last year (it made $270 million, beating out Justin Timberlake’s $178 million), one can only guess.
Gossip surrounding one member’s alleged drug abuse problems or complaints of another who admitted to being exhausted by the band’s rigorous schedule have been hitting the tabloids lately. That and news that at least two members of 1D are looking at solo career prospects may be just some of the reasons.
In any case, Harry Styles fans should prepare themselves to bid their idol goodbye sooner than they expect.
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