Who gives pretty boy banders advice on how to really make it big? Danny DeVito, of course.
The “Twins” star tells NY Daily News that it’s because of him that we’ll be seeing more of Harry Styles on the silver screen.
“The big thing I told (One Direction) when they were breaking up was that they should take all their money and get some acting lessons,” DeVito told us at the fifth annual Reel Stories event in L.A. “I am delighted for Harry.”
Styles is slated to have a role in “Dunkirk,” a World War II film coming out in 2017 that also stars Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh. It’s being directed by Christopher Nolan of “Interstellar” and “The Dark Night” fame. While DeVito thinks that Styles looks the part of a Hollywood star, he says there’s lots of room from improvement.
“He is like a natural, a handsome guy and is good,” says the 71-year old New Jersey native, adding, “And he needs to work on his skills a little.”
According to DeVito, the 22-year-old singer will be fine if he just follows directions.
“Harry is going to do a good movie with Christopher Nolan,” he said.
DeVito witnessed Styles’ acting chops first-hand when he appeared in One Direction’s 2014 music video for “Steal My Girl.” Proving there are no small parts, the 4-feet-10 DeVito refers to that video as a “movie” despite its five-minute, 18-second run time.