Former One Direction members, Harry Styles, and Liam Payne are developing an interest in acting. Harry built his acting career over the past few years. His appearance in Dunkirk in 2018 was a massive breakthrough for his acting career. In fact, he is recently shooting the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ movie and ‘My Policeman’.
The 27 year old singer, Harry Styles is going head-to-head with Liam Payne in an upcoming movie audition. Seems the two want to become the next James Bond.
Daniel Craig will step down from the 007 role at the end of his year after his fifth movie, No Time To Die. Craig’s exit provides an opportunity for a new actor.
Liam Payne announced recently that he is looking for more acting work.
Liam Payne’s and Harry Styles’s Scores
With that in mind, Ladbrokes have given Liam 500/1 to take over from Craig.
Harry has similarly high odds but is in a much better position than his former bandmate because of his experience in acting.
The Watermelon Sugar star, Harry, has an impressive 50/1 to take over as Bond later this year.
“If Bond chiefs are after a musician to replace Daniel Craig as 007, the latest odds suggest they’ll only be looking in one direction: Harry Styles’, with Liam Payne being a massive 500/1 shot,” Alex Apati said.
Liam Payne Comments On Acting
However, it is too early to count Liam out, however. Liam Payne revealed he gave an audition to legendary film director Steven Spielberg.
He said in a recent interview: “I’ve done a lot of auditions, a lot of tapes. The thing about acting somebody told me, it’s very much like: Are you right for the part and is the part right for you? I think it takes a lot of talent, luck, and judgment going into acting to actually get into a job.”
In addition to that, Strip That Down singer, Liam then referenced his 1D pal Harry, saying: “I mean, hats off to anybody who does it because it’s a long process. I seem to get through to like the final five or final three people for every role and then not quite get it. Which is frustrating but, you know, that’s how it goes.”
He then revealed: “I’ve had a fair few auditions and I was lucky enough to get into the final five again for one audition that I got to meet Steven Spielberg [a couple of years ago] on my 25th birthday which was quite amazing. But it’s been fairly slow through the pandemic obviously.”
Liam’s 25th birthday was on August 29, 2018. Therefore, the director would have been looking for an actor to appear in his upcoming remake of Westside Story.
Unfortunately, he didn’t get the part. However, meeting Steven was a great honor for Liam. Mr. Payne revealed he was inspired by one of the director’s movies growing up.
Furthermore, speaking in another interview, Liam said: “I feel like when I was growing up I wanted to be an archaeologist at one point. I thought it was going to be a bit like Indiana Jones. But, it’s probably not like that every day is it? Like using a toothbrush to dig up old bones.”
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