Harry Styles finally got a chance to showcase his acting skills on the big screen by entertaining the audience at the Toronto International Film Festival’s world premiere of “My Policeman.”

Harry Styles' moving performance captivates Toronto
Harry Styles’ moving performance captivates Toronto

Styles appeared with his co-stars Emma Corrin and David Dobson to unveil the long-awaited drama about a 1950s cop juggling an idealistic wife and a secret male lover.

On Sunday night, following the premiere in Toronto’s Princess of Wales theater, the company of actors and director Michael Grandage received a standing ovation.

Despite the applause, Styles had to catch a plane to continue his worldwide tour immediately after the screening. So he could not enjoy the moment as much as he would have liked.

The actor spoke briefly about his experience navigating the challenging love scenes with his co-stars during the Q&A and how he and his castmates developed an authentic bond as on-screen friends.

The 28-years-old singer said, “Having a base of a real friendship outside of the characters … it does not require much acting. [But], in the more intense scenes, there is a lot of trust and safety there.”

Styles fans enjoyed the fact that they could see the pop star in corduroys and slacks. As the years of wearing sequined jumpsuits have come to an end.

Styles’ character appears in the script in an average way. Despite this, the crowd laughs throughout the play, enjoying the references in the script.

At the end of the ceremony, director Grandage expressed gratitude for the progress towards the struggle for LGBTQ+ equality. However, he pointed out, “there is still room for further debate.”

By that, he was referring to the current threats against gay marriage and anti-trans legislation on the table now.

“Another movie starring Styles will premiere during the fall film festival circuit called “My Policeman.”. Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling” had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Harry, as the lead actor, played alongside Florence Pugh.

“My Policeman” will debut on October 21 and will be available on Prime Video on November 4.

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