The film is Wilde’s feature film follow-up to 2019 Bookmakeris a 1950s thriller starring Florence Pugh and Styles as married couple Alice and Jack. The supporting cast includes Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne and Nick Kroll.
When filming came to an end on the weekend, director Wilde shared a black and white photo of Styles sitting on a vintage car on her Instagram on Monday evening (January 15).
In the caption, she praised the singer for his ability to make Pugh shine on set. “Little known fact: Most male actors don’t want to play supporting roles in women-led films,” Wilde wrote.
“The industry has raised them to believe that doing so diminishes their power (i.e., their financial worth) to accept these roles. This is one of the reasons why it is so difficult to fund films for women who focus on feminine Focus stories. ” No kidding, it’s hard to find actors who understand why putting the spotlight on a woman is worth it. “
She continued, “Enter: @harrystyles, our“ Jack. ”Not only did he enjoy the opportunity to allow the brilliant @florencepugh to be our“ Alice ”, but he gave each scene a nuanced sense of purpose for humanity.
“He didn’t have to go to our circus, but he jumped on board with humility and grace and blew us away every day with his talent, warmth and ability to drive backwards.”
In a separate post, Wilde also praised Pugh and wrote that working with the “talented and courageous” actor was “every director’s dream”.
However, some critics pointed out that Styles – a relatively inexperienced actor – doesn’t need to be commended for just doing his job.
“So we’re celebrating an aspiring male actor for the work he’s been hired to do? We understand you love him and he’s great, but this one is for a minimum on Twitter, “wrote film critic Hanna Flint, while another Twitter user replied,” The bar is so low. “