Harry Styles is getting ready to release a brand-new music video this afternoon, but fans are a bit preoccupied by his appearance.
The 28-year-old Cheshire-born pop superstar took to social media earlier on today to tease the new music video for one of his most-popular recent songs, Music for a Sushi Restaurant – which is opening track on his critically-acclaimed third studio album, Harry’s House, released back in May – by simply just sharing a photo of himself.
The music video for the song, which is serving as the album’s third single, is set to be released at 5pm, and the majority of the singer’s dedicated fanbase are – understandably – pretty excited about it.
But some, on the other hand, just can’t get over what he looks like.
With nothing but a picture to go off, and absolutely no plot line from the video revealed whatsoever, the usually clean-shaven and eccentrically-dressed Styles shared a photo of himself sat shirtless in what appears to be a dirty kitchen (maybe of the said sushi restaurant?) – but the major talking point is the massive unruly beard he’s sporting.
Even though it’s obviously not real and must be a feature of the character he’s playing in the music video, the beard has been grabbing headlines presumably for that fact Styles is very rarely seen with any kind of facial hair.
And for the fact that fans are convinced he looks like Ian Beale from EastEnders, when the iconic character famously played by Adam Woodyatt went through some troubling times back in 2012, found himself homeless, and took on a rather unkept look.
“It’s giving homeless Ian Beale,” was a typical reaction shared on Twitter.
Other shocked fan comments on Twitter ranged from “This isn’t you Harry, please,” to “Sometimes you just gotta wake up to Harry Styles having a massive beard,” and “Harry Styles with a beard, I don’t know how to feel.”
Given how much the picture has been trending on social media today, we also thought we’d ask our audience of over 930,000 followers on The Manc’s Facebook page who they think Styles looks like in the music video.
Cries of everything from a young Hagrid and a young Brian Blessed, to Jean-Claude van Damme, Tom Hardy, Jim from The Royle Family, and more were thrown out there.
One of the most common suggestions was Tom Hanks in Castaway – which is also pretty accurate.
It’s even crazier to think what the trajectory of this video would have looked if you wound the clock back even by another 10 years.
As you can, not only has the company shown city’s skyline evolves over time, the company recently highlighted both central and Greater Manchester, highlighting the likes of Salford, Salford Quays and Stockport as they continue to grow.
While plenty of people have been understandably concerned over Manchester’s ever-changing skyline, especially post-2020’s Manctopia programme about the local property boom, the money these new-builds and developments have generated in the city cannot be denied.
Not only is Manchester one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe but two different towns in the region have been named among the best places to live in Britain over the past 12 months alone, but the city centre itself was named by Time Out as one of the best locations to visit anywhere in the UK.
It’s no wonder some of the happiest people in the country also live here, apparently.
Just lots of people telling us what we already know: Manchester is mint and thanks to its ever-changing skyline, it’s only looking more attractive to city types.
The Holiday is apparently getting a sequel after 17 years and it’s featuring the original cast
One of the best-loved festive films is apparently set to get a sequel 17 years after the original was released.
There’s no denying that The Holiday is an absolute Christmas classic at this point.
Released all the way back in 2006, the romantic comedy film stars Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as Iris and Amanda – two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the pond who arrange a home exchange to escape heartbreak during the Christmas season.
However, their lives change unexpectedly when they meet and fall in love with two local lads played by Jack Black and Jude Law.
The Holiday is a film many like to stick on each time the festive season rolls around, and if you’re one of those with it on your watch list each year, then you’ll be pleased to know that the whole cast has reportedly agreed to film a sequel.
According to reports in The Sun doing the rounds today, Winslet, Diaz, Black, and Law are all said to have “signed on” to return.
Filming for the sequel is set to kick off next year, according to insiders.
The insider told The Sun: “The plan is to start rolling on scenes next year, primarily in the U.K. and in Europe, but the main talent are all signed up and on board.
“It’s one of the most successful movies of its kind and still enjoyed every year by millions of fans around the world – it makes perfect sense to revisit those characters and find out what became of their lives after they hooked up.
“It’ll be funny, poignant, and heartwarming – just what everyone wants for Christmas.”
Although the sequel is said to be in the works, it’s all very up in the air at the moment as no further details about the plot have been released.