Harry Styles talks privateness and sexuality in a brand new interview

Harry Styles, former One Path teen idol and present solo celebrity, mirrored on his extremely publicized and dissected non-public life in a brand new interview with Rolling Stone. In it, he addressed every thing from accusations of “queerbaiting,” or benefiting from presenting as queer with out publicly figuring out as queer, to his romantic relationship with Olivia Wilde, who directed Styles within the upcoming movie “Don’t Worry Darling.”

The singer, apparently unprompted, spoke about arguments individuals have in an effort to outline his sexuality.

“Sometimes people say, ‘You’ve only publicly been with women,’ and I don’t think I’ve publicly been with anyone,” he advised Rolling Stone’s Brittany Spanos. “If someone takes a picture of you with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re choosing to have a public relationship or something.”

Styles additionally nodded to the general public fascination along with his sexuality when discussing his different movie due out this yr, “My Policeman,” wherein he performs a closeted homosexual police officer within the Fifties.

“I think everyone, including myself, has your own journey with figuring out sexuality and getting more comfortable with it,” he stated of the interval drama and its common themes. “It’s not like, ‘this is a gay story about these guys being gay.’ It’s about love and about wasted time to me.”

Styles has beforehand resisted when requested in interviews how he identifies, telling Higher Properties & Gardens earlier this yr that it “doesn’t matter” and that the expectation for him to outline his sexuality is “outdated.” Some have accused him of profiting off of queer aesthetics — like carrying attire and skirts or waving Delight flags at concert events — with out publicly figuring out as LGBTQ.

The “As It Was” singer additionally stated that followers criticizing his girlfriend on-line “doesn’t make (him) feel good.”

“It’s obviously a difficult feeling to feel like being close to me means you’re at the ransom of a corner of Twitter or something,” he stated. “I just wanted to sing. I didn’t want to get into it if I was going to hurt people like that.”

Styles’ new movie with Wilde will probably be launched September 23, and “My Policeman” will stream on Amazon in November. Each movies will premiere at prestigious movie festivals earlier than their large releases. At the moment, he is persevering with to tour his newest album, “Harry’s House,” with temporary residencies in New York, Chicago and Austin, Texas.