The ‘Karma Chameleon’ hitmaker has confirmed that the ‘Watermelon Sugar’ singer was being considered by producers to play him in a new movie.
Speaking on talkRADIO, he said: “I know that Harry is one of the people who has been approached or considered and I know that Harry is embarking on an acting career. I think producers did look at him. I don’t know if it will actually happen. At the end of the day, acting is such a craft and I think it’s very challenging to play someone like me because I think most people have the complete wrong idea of who I am and what I am. And a lot of the stuff about me is weird mythical rubbish.”
Meanwhile, the Culture Club frontman previously expressed his excitement at being the subject of a movie about his life as he claimed Sophie Turner could take on the lead role.
Speaking about the movie, he said: “It’s going ahead. It’s MGM. It’s being written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, who did ‘My Dinner with Hervé’. Who is very cool.”
And asked who would play him, he added: “There’s been some really interesting suggestions. One of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner. [People will say] she can’t play you she’s a woman, you know. But when I was 17, I would have loved to have been her.”
The ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’ hitmaker suggested he didn’t care if the movie wasn’t entirely truthful because he loves reading “ridiculous” rumours about himself.
He said: “In our game, there is always stuff that is written about you that is so ridiculous. That you say, ‘I don’t mind it though, it makes me sound more interesting.’ He sleeps upside down on the roof. He only lives on lentils, that kind of stuff. I think it just makes a great picture.”