Ahead of the release of his new single, “Back To You,” Tomlinson spoke to BBC News about his career and revealed that that he has been offered a few “TV opportunities.” That’s not to say he’s going to entertain them, however. In fact, Styles — who just made his movie debut in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk — is a part of the reason why Tomlinson isn’t looking beyond music — but not for the reason you might be thinking.
“But unless you are someone like Harry – who is immensely talented in so many different areas – I think it’s really important to stay in your lane and do what you do well,” said Tomlinson about why he did not take up any of the TV offers.
Fans who are convinced Tomlinson has the skills to make the jump to the big and/or small screen (see our poll above), however, will be happy to know that the One Direction singer isn’t ruling out acting completely.
“Having said that, the idea of acting sounds quite exciting to me,” Tomlinson told the BBC. “The idea of playing the ultimate rough chavvy – it’s like me being everyone I always wanted to be in Doncaster!”
With a new single and an album in the works (Tomlinson said he’s hoping to release his solo debut by the end of the year), if Tomlinson does decide to try his hand at acting, it won’t be anytime soon.
“But I’d rather get the music 100% right, rather than 90% right while trying to dip my toe in something else,” explained Tomlinson about why he’s probably not going to start making the audition rounds.
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