Some Harry Styles Fans Want the Singer to Play Heath Ledger’s Character in a Remake of This Beloved Rom-Com Classic

by Jeremy Spirogis
Harry Styles speaks onstage at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on March 29, 2019 in New York City.

Harry Styles has had fairly the profession trajectory to date. He obtained worldwide fame at solely the age of 16 for showing on The X-Factor and being part of the mega-popular boy band, One Direction. Since then, he’s paved his personal manner even additional by creating a reasonably profitable solo profession. He’s dabbled in performing, however some followers now need to see him in a remake of a beloved ‘90s rom-com. 

Harry Styles speaks onstage at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on March 29, 2019 in New York City.
Harry Styles speaks onstage on the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on March 29, 2019 in New York City | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

RELATED: 7 Products Harry Styles Fans Bought Because of Harry Styles

One fan posted a Harry Styles fan-cast on Tik Tok

On July 26, the Tik Tok person @agiantsos posted a video detailing a want to see Harry Styles play Heath Ledger’s character, Patrick Verona, in a 10 Things I Hate About You remake. 

“I usually hate remakes but the THINGs I would do to make this happen,” she wrote in her caption. 


I normally hate remakes however the THINGs I’d do to make this occur ##greenscreen ##heathledger ##fyp ##harrystyles ##1d ##movie ##onedirection

♬ unique sound – agiantsos

Basically she detailed how the film is a basic film that makes you need to watch it again and again. And despite the fact that Ledger is ideal within the function, Styles can be the only option to tackle the character in the event that they selected to ever remake the movie. 

And, after all, not simply any Styles will do. But “long-haired Harry” would match the invoice. He does have an analogous physicality and he has an accent (albeit a unique one from the late-actor, Ledger). 

“This would be life-changing,” the person stated. She additionally identified how Styles would nail the musical quantity, after all. Which is, arguably, top-of-the-line elements of the movie. 

The video has over 26,000 likes and 79,000 views. Other followers have additionally commented, sharing their settlement. One wrote, “I DIDNT REALIZE I NEEDED THIS IN MY LIFE TILL NOW.” And one other wrote, “he’d be perfect because long-haired harry is both intimidating and soft,” which is actually the definition of the character of Patrick. 

Ledger is the long-lasting Patrick Verona, however followers have seen the resemblance with Styles earlier than

This isn’t the primary time that followers have seen a likeness between Styles and Ledger. A Twitter person began an entire thread again in May that confirmed photos of the 2, side-by-side. 

The drawback with some remakes is that the creators need to re-do a film, which may make a large number when one thing is as beloved as 10 Things I Hate About You. And when somebody was as nice in a task as Ledger was as Patrick, it might be powerful. 

“I had already looked at probably 250 guys, and I still wasn’t happy. I still hadn’t found that magic that I felt was out there,” director Gil Junger informed HuffPost in 2019 for the movie’s 20th anniversary. “And Heath walks in, and I thought to myself, ‘If this dude can read, I’m going to cast him.’”

Not to say, the bleacher scene was simply as nice to movie as it’s to look at it again now. And it’s exhausting to think about anybody else taking part in that scene fairly like Ledger did. 

“It would take an actor like Heath, who was fearless, to not be worried about how he was going to come off, not to worry that it was old-school,” Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks, the choreographer, stated. 

Director Christopher Nolan in contrast Styles to Ledger up to now

With that stated, Styles would have large footwear to fill if this remake ever have been to get made. Again, that is all only a fan-cast. It can be exhausting to win over hardcore followers, however Styles was type of in comparison with Ledger up to now. Maybe he may pull it off. 

“As a director, I have to trust my instincts, my ability to figure out who’s the right guy for the part,” director Christopher Nolan informed Entertainment Tonight again in 2017, whereas doing press for Dunkirk. “I’m not too worried about baggage.” 

He defined that he was “new to Harry,” despite the fact that he knew of him. But Styles’ audition for Dunkirk confirmed a “charismatic guy who clearly had a truthfulness and a subtlety in his ability to perform as a film actor,” Nolan stated.

And in that manner, Nolan in contrast that casting to when he picked Ledger because the Joker for The Dark Knight

“When I cast Heath Ledger as the Joker, it raised a lot of eyebrows and caused a lot of comment,” Nolan stated. “I have to trust my instincts, and Harry was perfect for this part.”

If this remake ever will get made, Styles may excessive on that audition listing.

RELATED: The 1 Song Harry Styles Might Never Release

Leave a Comment