Harry Styles, First-Ever Global Cover Star of Rolling Stone, Gets Candid About It All — For Fans All Over The World
Rolling Stone’s first-ever global cover star gets candid about everything from certain fans’ complicated relationship to Olivia Wilde, his political views, the importance of kindness, privacy, therapy, and much more.
Today, Rolling Stone released its September issue and first-ever global cover featuring the world’s most wanted man, Harry Styles. In this exclusive cover story, Styles goes deep about his huge year, including the latest Harry’s House album, his two upcoming films — My Policeman and Don’t Worry Darling (the latter directed by his girlfriend, Olivia Wilde), as well as his upcoming roles in Marvel’s Eternals franchise. Styles gets candid about everything from certain fans’ complicated relationship to Wilde, his political views, the importance of kindness, privacy, therapy, and much more. As the first-ever cover star to appear simultaneously across all of Rolling Stone’s 14 international editions, Styles opens up like never before, sharing intimate details about his personal and professional life for fans all over the world.
Exclusive quotes from the interview
Olivia Wilde on Styles’ big scene in her movie Don’t Worry Darling:
“The camera operator followed him as he paced around the stage like a kind of wild animal. We were all gobsmacked at the monitor. I think even Harry was surprised by it. Those are the best moments for an actor — when you’re completely outside your body.”
Styles on his hit single, “As it Was” and the new audience it reached:
“‘As It Was’ is definitely the highest volume of men that I would get stopping me to say something about it. That feels like a weird comment because it’s not like men was the goal. It’s just something I noticed.”
Styles on certain fans’ mistreatment of his romantic partners:
“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. I just wanted to sing. I didn’t want to get into it if I was going to hurt people like that.”
Styles on his film, My Policeman, set in 1950s U.K., when it was still illegal to be in a same-sex relationship:
“It’s obviously pretty unfathomable now to think, ‘Oh, you couldn’t be gay. That was illegal.’ I think everyone, including myself, has your own journey with figuring out sexuality and getting more comfortable with it. It’s not like ‘This is a gay story about these guys being gay.’ It’s about love and about wasted time to me.”