Harry Styles sat down with the cast and director of My policeman for a roundtable discussion on the LGTBQ drama, where he explained why he was the first to sign up for the Prime Video project.
“I just thought it was a really beautiful script,” the pop star said of her first impressions of the film. “I was really moved, there are so many parts of the story that kind of show the great nuances of being human.”
During the discussion, director Michael Grandage said the superstar came “phenomenally prepared” for his first day on set, adding: “He had read it so much. Quite often directors have to sit across from actors and convince them to be in things. Like it works sometimes. It was really great to be opposite someone who wanted to play the role and could talk articulately about the role and already knew bits from the script.”
The sixteen actors who appear in the film – Styles and Linus Roache as the younger and older Tom, Emma Corrin and Gina McKee as Marion, and David Dawson and Rupert Everett as Patrick – all participate in the roundtable discussion, and they reveal that Grandage asked them all to meet with their colleagues to discuss their joint roles.
“I was more excited about the premise that I could end up looking like Linus,” Styles quipped, to laughter around the table. “I’ll take it, thanks,” Roache said with a warm laugh. “I am very flattered to be the oldest Harry Styles!”
Roache said he channeled Styles’ “natural” acting skills to connect the two Toms, 40 years apart.
Watch the full roundtable discussion below and see how to see My policeman on Prime Video now.