What Is Harry Styles' Accent Meant To Be In Don't Worry Darling?

23 September 2022, 16:09

What's Harry Styles accent in Don't Worry Darling?
What's Harry Styles accent in Don't Worry Darling? Picture: Getty
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What is Harry Styles' accent in Don't Worry Darling? Fans speculate over the star's dialect after a scene divides viewers.

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Don't Worry Darling is finally here, and fans are going crazy now that they get to see Harry Styles grace the silver screen as a leady man for the first time!

The Olivia Wilde-directed psychological thriller hit theatres on September 23, sending everyone into a tailspin in the process. One area of the film that's been a hot topic ever since the first few teaser clips emerged is the discussion surrounding Harry's accent...

The 'As It Was' singer portrays Jack Chambers but audiences are questioning where the character is supposed to be from.

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So, what is Harry Styles' accent in Don't Worry Darling?

Harry Styles has divided fans with his DWD accent
Harry Styles has divided fans with his DWD accent. Picture: Getty

Don't Worry Darling first began filming in 2020, and fans have been patiently waiting to see the project come to cinemas.

In the run-up to the movie, more clips emerged of Harry's ambiguous accent which began to divide the opinion of viewers, with one scene in particular with Florence Pugh sparking debate online.

The clip depicts an argument between Jack (Styles) and Alice (Pugh), Harry says: "Not everyone gets this opportunity, and if you keep talking like this, you’re going to put it all at risk”.

Reviews of the film began to come out following the film's explosive Venice Film Festival premiere, with some viewers even branding the pop star's dialect as distracting.

Fans are trying to uncover Harry Styles intended accent in DWD
Fans are trying to uncover Harry Styles intended accent in DWD. Picture: Warner Brothers

Many deemed it as Transatlantic, meaning a way of talking that is one part British and another American English.

The Transatlantic (also known as Mid-Atlantic) accent is most commonly linked to a way of talking among Hollywood stars in the 1930s and 40s – which would make sense as Don't Worry Darling is set in 1950s California.

The British-American blend makes sense for someone like Harry who is always moving between the UK and US, however, other fans theorised that the character of Jack is supposed to sound intentionally British.

Upon Don't Worry Darling's release, fans took notice of one particular line that seemed to clear up any confusion: "You're supposed to be a Brit."

There you have it, Jack Chambers is in fact British in the film!

Harry has previously spoken about how his own idiolect has altered over the years after spending an increasing amount of time across the pond.

Whilst appearing on Capital Breakfast, the 'As It Was' singer revealed to Roman Kemp that his accent in real life is "a little bit all over the place."

"I'm from up north and I've lived in London for ten years and I've spent a lot of time in America and stuff," the pop sensation explained, "so I think when I'm with Americans they don't think I sound American at all."

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