25 May 2022

Harry Styles says filming sex scenes felt “like giving a part of myself away”

The popstar has been filming for his first two lead roles.

Harry Styles has just released his latest album Harry’s House, but his transition from popstar to movie star is well underway. After a short but sweet appearance in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Harry Styles will be making an appearance as a lead role in two films, set for release later this year, My Policeman’ and Don’t Worry Darling.

My Policeman is a period drama about a married police officer in 1950s Brighton whose marriage becomes complicated after having an affair with a male museum curator. Don’t Worry Darling is directed by Styles’ girlfriend, Olivia Wilde, and centres around a utopian community in America hiding a dark secret. Styles has sex scenes in both movies, but it’s in ‘My Policeman’ where he bares all.

“It does feel vulnerable. I’d never kissed anyone on camera before and it felt like giving a part of myself away in some ways,” Styles said on The Howard Stern Show about performing his first nude scene. “I wasn’t naked in Don’t Worry Darling. I was naked in My Policeman. There’s no peen in the final cut. There’s bum bum…I don’t think the peen was intended to be involved.” Styles then revealed it was “pre-negotiated” that his penis would “remain my own” and not be seen.

“I think the most important thing in that stuff is trust,” Styles added of filming sex scenes. “I think if you speak about it properly with everyone that’s involved [that helps]. If you remember that the most important thing on the set is the two human beings doing it. If at any point either one of you is uncomfortable, I think having the conversation where it’s like, ‘It doesn’t matter if they’re getting great stuff, if you don’t feel good, you tell me and we’ll stop.’

My Policeman and Don’t Worry Darling have not yet been given a theatrical and/or streaming release date. A fall film festival debut is likely for the two flicks.

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