Harry Styles speaks about joining Marvel Cinematic Universe and beauty brand 'Pleasing'
by Ana Walia | Tue, 16 Nov 2021 09:05:37 GMT
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One of the things that shook the world when "Eternals" was released was a little cameo at the end by pop icon Harry Styles, who will be essaying the role of Eros, Thanos’ brother. The singer turned actor, Harry Styles has finally addressed his experience of being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Chloé Zhao's "Eternals."

Harry Styles made his acting debut with ace-director Christopher Nolan’s "Dunkirk" in 2017 and is going to appear in "Don’t worry, Darling," which is slated for release in 2022. Talking about his role, Harry Styles mentioned, "I am only in right at the very end. But who didn’t grow up wanting to be a superhero, you know? It was a great experience, and I am so grateful to have gotten to work with Chloé".

The news of Harry Styles joining the Marvel Universe started to float in early 2019, but it only picked up its pace in 2020, after some critics attending the world premiere of "Eternals" in Los Angeles leaked the news of the actor’s cameo in the movie. As soon as the news was posted on their respective social media accounts, fans of the singer showed up at his tour with signs referencing his not-so-secret part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Eros, commonly known as Starfox, is an Eternal from the planet Titan who is played by Harry Styles. Eros has the capacity to manipulate the emotions of others, including the ability to make anyone fall in love with them. After Thanos' war on Titan, Eros sailed around space in search of romance and adventure, and in the process, he joined the Avengers on many occasions to aid them to defeat other villains such as Morgan Le Fay and the Wizard.

Towards the mid-credit rolls, Harry Styles enters a spaceship known as Domo with Pip the Troll, who is voiced by Patton Oswalt. In Domo, Eros and Pip are greeted by three Eternals: Thena, played by Angelina Jolie, Makkari, played by Lauren Ridloff, and Druig, played by Barry Keoghan. In his introduction, Pip referred to Eros as the "Royal Prince of Titan, brother of Thanos, the Knave of Hearts, defeater of Black Roger, the great adventurer, Starfox."

Cholé Zhao had shared with CinemaBlend that Harry Styles’ casting as Eros was his intention, and she had kept tabs on the pop icon since his debut movie, "Dunkirk." She added, "I love the idea of getting to know Thanos' brother. He's an Eternal, and the idea of him having gone through what the Eternals have gone through, doing their work for the Celestials, is very interesting. And how that might have affected Thanos to become who he is today, I love that idea. "

Harry Styles is going to play Eros, Thanos' brother. Image Source: Hello! Magazine 

The actors of "Eternals" have spoken fondly of working with the singer-turned-actor, and mentioned that interacting with him while cameras were not rolling was a great time. Lauren Ridloff who plays Makkari and is deaf, said for the win that Harry Styles was perceptive and helped her to cue a scene while filming that unfortunately did not make it to the final cut.

Kingo played Kumail Najiani told USA Today that working with Harry Styles and Salma Hayek is like a holiday party and that Harry Styles is extremely charming. Salma Hayek also shared that Harry Styles would hang out, play the piano, and sing with everyone at a few parties with the cast. Salma Hayek stars as Ajak in the movie. 

Harry Styles became the first man to feature solo on Vogue Magazine. Image Source: CNN

Harry Styles' numerous achievements include a cover story in Vogue magazine when he became the first male to land a solo cover. The cover story drew a lot of attention since Harry Styles wore a dress on the cover of Vogue. And now, in a variety of extravagant costumes and accessories, including a pair of kitten heels, Harry Style has graced the covers of Dazed magazine's winter issue. '"It's odd because I don't think of myself that way [as a style hero], but bringing people together is the thing I'm most proud of,'" Harry told the outlet. He further added, "I have a front-row seat to a lot of people getting together in a room and simply being themselves at events". 

Harry Styles recently launched his first beauty brand, "Pleasing," which includes nail polish in a variety of colors, nail stickers, eye gel, and serum for all skin types. "Perfect Pearl," "Pearly Tops," "Inky Pearl," and "Granny's Pink Pearls" are the four nail polish hues in the "Pleasing" collection. The Pleasing collection also includes a pearlescent illuminating serum as well as a pleasant pen, which is a cooling steel roller for the lips and eyes. One side of the products in the Pleasing collection contains an eye gel enriched with natural lingonberry, okra, and hyaluronic salt, while the other contains a demi-matte lip treatment.

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Harry Styles, in his interview with Dazed, shared, "It’s starting with nail polish, because that was kind of the birth of what it was for. I see a color on a flower or wallpaper or something and think, ‘Oh, I want to put that on my nails.’ It was a fun little project, but during the pandemic, and when we eventually named it "pleasing," it felt like it was so much more than nail polish".

Sharing further, the singer explained the concept he wanted to bring to life, adding that this project is also a way to give back to fans. Harry Styles quoted, "I’ve always found that the moments in my life which have brought me the most joy are the small ones, whether it be, you know, the end of the night under the stars, a bite of food, or sitting with your friends thinking, ‘Oh, I’m never going to forget this. It’s always those moments that I find have the longest-lasting effect on me in terms of sparking something wonderful in me. I really think that the essence of 'pleasing is finding those little moments of joy and showing them to people. "

Fans can't wait for Pleasing's collection to drop, so they can get their hands on products designed by the singer himself. Harry Styles took to his social media to announce the collection. The collection "pleasing" will be available for general sale on November 29th, at 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT.