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Films can be fables for life, manifestations of humanity’s best and worst moments, allegories that can crystallize the world’s most desperate hour. But sometimes, a movie is just a movie.

Echoing these sentiments at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival was Harry Styles—beloved pop star and leading man on Don’t Worry DarlingThe musician-turned-actor joined costar Chris Pine and the rest of the film’s cast for a now viral interview in which he so insightfully observed that “a movie feels like a movie.”

“My favorite thing about the movie is, like, it feels like a movie,” Styles mulled, as Pine silently stared into the distance next to him. “Like, you know, go to the theater film movie. You know, kind of the reason why you go to watch something on the big screen.” At least he looked handsome while saying it?

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It’s clear that Styles isn’t taking note of Lady Gaga‘s press-tour guidebook. For the pop culture literate, the incident may call to mind the fellow musician-turned-actor, whose approach to promoting her own film (and the instantly memorable quotes she produced) broached the extreme opposite of Styles’s candor.

“I feel safe being in pain. I feel safe in art. I almost think I feel safer with art than I do in life,” Lady Gaga had famously said of playing Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci. “I feel protected by art. … I feel art has saved me my whole life.”

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Not everyone can soliloquize like Gaga.

In a different interview from the festival, Styles reflected on his own art-making process. “Music I’ve done a little longer so I’m a bit more comfortable. What I like about acting is I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing,” he said, adding, “It’s fun to play in worlds that aren’t necessary your own. This world [of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’] is supposedly so perfect; it was fun to play pretend in it. It’s like driving fun cars, a lot of fun stuff as well. We were lucky to have that world built so well around us, so we could play in reality instead of pretending everything was nice.”

Suffice to say, we can’t wait to hear him wax poetic when it comes to the promo tour for My Policeman and his future stint at Marvel.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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