Star Trek actor Chris Pine has praised singer Harry Styles for his “learning-hungry” approach to acting and branded him a “humble, hard worker”.
The couple co-star in Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling.
Little Women star Florence Pugh plays Alice, while former One Direction singer Styles plays Jack and Outlaw King actor Pine has a supporting role as Frank.
It’s Style’s second acting role, having appeared in Dunkirk in 2017 alongside the likes of Tom Hardy and Sir Mark Rylance.
Pine, 41, who appeared on Los Angeles’ One Show, said: “Harry, honestly, he’s a lovely man.
“To be so young and so famous and to have your head screwed on right, he’s a humble hard worker.
“He shows up on set earlier than everyone else, eager to learn, and he and Florence, I’ve actually seen the film, just knock it out of the park.”
Pine revealed that he recently took up ballet “out of sheer vanity,” calling it “the hardest workout I’ve ever done.”
The actor will next be seen opposite Danny DeVito in the “heartbreaking absurd comedy” Poolman, which also marks his directorial debut.
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He said: “I don’t know yet if I like being behind the camera as I have yet to do it so we’ll see how I function.
“I’ve asked a lot of people, I’ve asked John Krasinski, Channing Tatum, Michael B. Jordan, David O’Russell, Ben Stiller, I’ve spoken to everyone I can to give me good advice on what I need should do here.
“I think the strongest piece of advice, while not helpful, was Channing saying, ‘Don’t do it.’
“I hope that (the film) will shed some light in an increasingly darkening world.”
The Captain Kirk actor added that he “really hopes” more Star Trek movies will be made.
“I have yet to read a script, but I love this sandbox to play with and everyone to share the screen with.
“A lot of great stories have been told and that’s what I’m here for, I’m kind of just waiting for the call,” he said.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/chris-pine-praises-harry-styles-hungry-to-learn-attitude-to-acting-41512592.html Chris Pine praises Harry Styles’ studious approach to acting