Our resident Londoner heartthrob, Harry Styles, just added one more swoon-worthy talent to his ever-growing roster: He can do an excellent American accent. Civil war beard styles.
Any true Directioner will know of Harry',s secret talent from the "Best Song Ever" music video, where Harry played the adorable Marcel, the marketing guy who tries to sell the band on some, uh, interesting costume ideas. All of the boys dabbled with their American accents in the scene, but who could forget the iconic "cute as a button every single one of you" line? We digress.
On Saturday, Hazza proved to fans once again that he is a man of many talents, making his solo debut on Saturday Night Live . In addition to performing two songs from his upcoming album —"Sign of the Times" and "Ever Since New York"— Harry also cameoed in several skits throughout the night. While many celebrated his spot-on Mick Jagger impersonation, it was Harry',s role in "Civil War Soldiers" that showcased his beautiful Southern drawl.
In the skit, Harry plays a Southern soldier, chained to a tree beside a group of Northern soldiers singing war tunes around the campfire. Harry jumps in to sing, but also sounds like a true American when he says, "You know what would sound good? Uh, if y',all did a bridge after that part." Harry, you definitely sounded (and looked) the part, fake beard and all.
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Don',t get us wrong, we',d never want our beloved Harry to lose his British accent IRL, but it was fun to see the singer take on a new one for just a few minutes. It might not all be pretend, though, because in his BBC Radio 1 interview earlier this month, host Nick Grimshaw did point out that Harry',s accent has changed.
"You do have like a bit of an American twang to your accent now," Nick said.
"Do you think?" Harry responded.
Nick inquired, "Yeah, has nobody said that?"
And Harry said, "One person has, but anyone American thinks I',m extremely British."