Why Was Harry Styles At The Sundance Film Festival? Here Are Some (Potential) Answers...

21 January 2014 by


Sundance Film Festival 2014 is in full swing and we've already clocked some of our favourite actresses of the indie persuasion, as well as Hollywood heavyweights like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Stewart and Keira Knightley. But what's this dapper young chap doing schmoozing amongst the throngs of thespian beauties? It's only One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles, who made his Sundance debut on Saturday for reasons we're really not very clear about.

Is Hazza angling for a cameo in the next Coen brothers / Wes Anderson / Sofia Coppola movie? Is he on the hunt for new A-list arm candy? Does he just want to kill time between One Direction tours?

In lieu of a response from the curly haired cutie, here's a few ideas of our own...

1. Because he's one half of #Zarry.

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Do you remember, way back in December (rhyme time) when Harry went on a dinner date with Zach Braff. The actor tweeted a photo of himself and the pop star with the caption, 'Romantic candlelit dinner with my BFF @Harry_Styles at Mermaid Oyster Bar in NYC.' Well it turns out the pair have become firm friends as Harry accompanied Zach to the Sundance Film Festival screening of his new Kickstarter funded film 'Wish I Was Here'. The bromance doesn't end there, however, as following the event Zach retweeted a paparazzi shot of the pair along with '#Zarry' before joking to his followers, 'For those of you asking, Harry Styles is a dynamite spooner'. Harry was pretty impressed with his friend's on screen work too as he tweeted, 'Today I watched @WIWHFilm. I wasn't crying, I had sweaty eyes. Loved it.' Now we want to see the film to find out what it takes to move Harry Styles to tears!

2. Because he wants to get in with the Hollywood crowd.

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He's conquered the worlds of music and fashion, what better next step for the boy wonder than a lucrative film career? And what better place to make connections than at a prestigious annual film event? Harry mingled with Zach's co-stars Josh Gad and Joey King at the Wish I Was Here after party, but who knows how many business cards he might have received from potential agents, producers and directors. Watch your back Justin Timberlake.

3. Because he needs to fly the flag for British style.

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As recipient of the Style Icon award at last year's British Fashion Awards, Harry's got a responsibility to represent the UK internationally. He may be fighting a daily battle with himself over whether to get a haircut or buy another headband, but his penchant for peacoats, exceptional knitwear collection and ability to squeeze into teeny tiny pairs of skinny jeans gives him an undeniable British edge. You show those Americans your sartorial skills Hazza!

4. Because he was nearby (ish).


No doubt you'll have seen photos of Harry chillaxing poolside with his party pals Alexa Chung and Pixie Geldof in Los Angeles. The singer (who you can just about make out in Alexa's Instagram pic above) joined the pair on their American road trip where he showed off his buff body and latest tats, which appear to be growing in number by the hour. As Utah is a mere seven hours away it couldn't have been too much trouble to swing by after a date with Kendall Jenner.

5. Because he's HARRY STYLES and he can go ANYWHERE, yo!


As he's steadily becoming master of the universe, Harry can get a ticket to just about any gig he wants. Start placing your bets about the likelihood of him popping up at the Oscars.

Take a look at Harry's best FROWments from London Fashion Week below...


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