Thanks.dormouse7 wrote:Insider is one of several dinnertime TV celebrity news/gossip shows on US TV. These shows mostly only care about hot US celebrities but they cover a few British ones too, and occasional others. They started including some Harry news this past year (with his US No. 1 album and his casting in Dunkirk).
You're comparing seasoned roles with a debut role.Kiwinights wrote:Yes and no. The issue of who the blame for stunt casting (or in this case, if we buy Nolan's claim that he didn't get how famous Styles was) still lies with the director, as it's probably wrong to blame Harry. But I couldn't help thinking of other kinds of stunt casting or instances where celebrities in other fields transitioned to acting, and found this wanting. I forget Tesla is Bowie every time I watch The Prestige, and find Justin Timberlake to be a pretty fine actor who translates his showmanship and charisma to his characters well enough to also convince me he's a character and not JT in his movies. (Was thinking about the Styles comparison when rewatching The Social Network the other night.) Maybe it's the fault of the character, maybe Styles didn't do enough to really convince me he was Alex. Dunno. But yes, in full agreement that he's being overhyped in both directions.Shady1 wrote:Ok, but the fact you were distracted was your own issue and had nothing to do with whether or not he was good in his role. And I'm not sure how you can comment on how much praise he would or wouldn't receive if he'd been "swapped" in another role. Fact is, he earned the role of Alex, that's where they cast him because that's what they wanted him for. So anything else is moot.Kiwinights wrote:I thought he was good in this movie but find it really difficult to believe that he'd be singled out among the young cast if anyone else had done that same exact performance. Swap him with any of the other roles, and the praise would be equally ravenous. As someone who was very aware of his celebrity, although not young enough to be in the 1D fanbase demographic, I found his presence distracting though not overly so. I would just respond to him as a celebrity instead of a character. "Oh, Harry Styles is taller than I was expecting" "Harry Styles pulls off dramatic yelling pretty well!" were the kind of thoughts that went through my head.
Would you say that about Mr. Timberlake after watching Alpha Dog?
Edit: or Edison?: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/edison_force/