Harry Styles reveals how he really felt about chopping off his hair for 'Dunkirk'

His trademark long locks are no more

Harry Styles
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His trademark long locks are no more

From the editors of HelloGiggles

Words – Alim Kheraj

While during his tenure in One Direction his hair might have got *too* long (if possible), Harry Styles has shared how he felt about having to chop it all off for his role in Dunkirk.

Harry and his hair have become quite the talking points since One Direction announced their 'hiatus'. Indeed earlier this year the star, who recently released his debut solo album, has spoken about how after his hair was cut he felt 'naked' – and we even got to see the ceremonious hair cutting during a documentary he made for Apple Music about the creation of his album.

Of course, Hazza had to cut his hair after being cast in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming World War II epic, Dunkirk. But in a new interview, he’s shared exactly how he really felt about losing his luscious locks for the role.

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Naturally, he was very chilled about it.

“I didn’t think too much about it,” he told E! News. 'I assumed, when auditioning for a [movie] based in World War II I’d probably have to have a trim.'

Continuing, he said that he was just excited to be involved with the project, and that losing the hair 'kind of went without saying'.

'It was a little breezy behind the ears, which was nice,' he added.

It might only be hair and it will certainly grow back, but we can imagine that, after spending all that time growing it out, it must have been a pretty weird sensation to lose it all so quickly.

Meanwhile Christopher Nolan, director of Dunkirk, has shared how, when casting the movie, he didn’t actually realise how famous Harry Styles was.

'I don’t think I was that aware really of how famous Harry was,' Nolan explained to The Hollywood Reporter. 'I mean, my daughter had talked about him. My kids talked about him, but I wasn’t really that aware of it. So the truth is, I cast Harry because he fit the part wonderfully and truly earned a seat at the table.'

You can catch Harry Styles (and his short hair), along with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, and Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk when it hits cinemas on July 21st.

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