When Harry Styles was first cast in the upcoming Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk, all anyone could talk about was the fact that he had to cut off his famous long locks to play a World War II-era soldier. But Harry says he didn’t “really think” about his hair, because he was so pumped to land the role in the first place.
Speaking to E!, Harry says he was “very excited to be getting to set and being involved and working on [the film],” so it “kind of went without saying” that he’d have to get a trim.
“It was a little breezy behind the ears, which was nice,” he laughed.
Overall, Harry, who plays a soldier named Alex in the movie, says he “loved” working on the movie, adding, “I really enjoyed the experience, it was good fun.”
Harry also admitted to E! that he took a memento from the set: a soldier’s helmet.
Dunkirk, which opens July 21, tells the real life story of Operation Dynamo, which in 1940 evacuated British, Belgian, Canadian and French soldiers from Dunkirk, France, where they were surrounded by the German army.