- “My Policeman” stars Emma Corrin and David Dawson recalled their first encounter with Harry Styles.
- They told Variety they had to record a song in a sound booth for the movie.
- Corrin added they were “scared shitless” because it was Styles’ “natural habitat.”
“My Policeman” star Emma Corrin said they were “scared shitless” during their first scene with Harry Styles.
Corrin stars alongside Styles in the upcoming movie, which premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Friday. The time-hopping story, based on a book of the same, centers on a love triangle between a policeman (Styles) who is repressing his homosexuality, a museum curator (David Dawson), and a schoolteacher (Corrin).
In a previous interview with Insider, Dawson said that the trio’s first in-person encounter was in a sound booth, recording a song that their characters sing halfway through the movie when they’re drunk in a bar together.
In a new interview with Variety, Dawson said: “The first time the three of us got together, we were thrown into a sound booth. We got around the piano and we had to sing for each other, and that was a really clever way of breaking the ice.”
Corrin then added: “Like a recording studio which is Harry’s natural habitat, but we both were scared shitless.”
While half the movie is set in the 1950s when homosexuality was still illegal in the UK, the movie also jumps to the 1990s when older versions of the three characters are grappling with the events that occurred 40 years prior.
Dawson told Insider that the actors playing the younger versions of the character had three weeks of rehearsals as a trio to bond.
“That’s something I really relished in the making of this,” he added. “Michael [Grandage, the director] then created a wonderful room full of trust in which the three of us could bond and create a chemistry over that time.”
Much to his relief, Linus Roache, who played the older version of Harry Styles’ character Tom, also told Variety that he was told the older characters did not have to imitate their younger counterparts.
“[Grandage] also freed us up in a way, saying, ‘We’re different people 40 years later, so don’t worry about trying to imitate your younger partner,'” said Roache. “It was a relief to be released from the person having to imitate Harry Styles.”
“My Policeman” is now playing in theaters and will be available to stream globally on Prime Video starting on November 4.