MTV EMAs 2021: Yungblud ‘would love’ to play Boy George as he enters race over Harry Styles for biopic

Yungblud was among the stars at the MTV EMAs 2021 in Budapest, Hungary (Picture: Getty Images for MTV)

Yungblud has addressed the calls for him to take over from Harry Styles playing Boy George in an upcoming biopic. 

Former One Direction singer Harry was said to be in the running to play Culture Club star Boy George in a film about his life.  

However, he’s no longer in the race and Boy George has personally named Yungblud, real name Dominic Richard Harrison, as a fitting option. 

Speaking to Metro.co.uk at the MTV EMAs 2021 about receiving a blessing from the man himself, Yungblud said simply: ‘There are f*****g rumours, I would love to do it. Let’s see, let’s go!’ 

In the meantime, Yungblud is working on a short film of his song Mars which focuses on a young boy’s transgender journey. 

He said of the project: ‘I literally wanted to produce this film because I met some incredible artists. 

Boy George would love Yungblud to portray the younger version of him (Picture: Getty Images)

Yungblud ‘would love’ to play Boy George (Picture: Getty Images for MTV)

MTV EMAs 2021 nominations list

Best Artist

Doja Cat

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd

Best Pop

BTS

Doja Cat

Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Olivia Rodrigo

Best Song

Doja Cat ft. SZA: Kiss Me More

Ed Sheeran: Bad Habits

Justin Bieber: Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon

Lil Nas X: Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Olivia Rodrigo: Drivers License

The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber: STAY

Best Video

Doja Cat ft. SZA: Kiss Me More

Ed Sheeran: Bad Habits

Justin Bieber: Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon

Lil Nas X: Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Normani ft. Cardi B: Wild Side

Taylor Swift: Willow

Best Collaboration

Black Eyed Peas, Shakira: Girl Like Me

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic: Leave the Door Open

Doja Cat ft. SZA: Kiss Me More

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: INDUSTRY BABY

The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber: Stay

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande: Save Your Tears (Remix)

Best New

Giveon

Griff

Olivia Rodrigo

Rauw Alejandro

Saweetie

The Kid Laroi

Best Latin

Bad Bunny

J. Balvin

Maluma

Rauw Alejandro

Rosalía

Shakira

Best Hip Hop

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

Drake

Kanye West

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Best K-Pop

BTS

Lisa

Monsta X

NCT 127

Rosé

Twice

Best Group

BTS

Imagine Dragons

Jonas Brothers

Little Mix

Måneskin

Silk Sonic

Best Push

24KGoldn

Fousheé

Girl in Red

Griff

JC Stewart

Jxdn

Latto

Madison Beer

Olivia Rodrigo

Remi Wolf

Saint Jhn

The Kid Laroi

Biggest Fans

Ariana Grande

Blackpink

BTS

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift

Best US Act

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

‘At the end of the day this production is going to be more diverse, more authentic than I think anybody’s doing in TV and film right now and there is no excuse at all – it’s going to be mandatory that you pronounce people’s pronouns right, you can have an inclusive diverse cast from everybody and we’re just going to go for it and get it done. 

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‘I can’t wait for you to f*****g see it. The writer to the director to the crew, it’s going to be f*****g incredible.’ 

The 2021 MTV EMAs will broadcast on MTV UK on Sunday, November 14, at 9pm GMT and on Channel 5 at 11pm GMT.

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