The One Direction guys are at the very peak of their careers, but is band creator Simon Cowell afraid their overwhelming success will go to their heads? ‘They can turn into nightmares,’ he tells Hollywoodlife.com.
Simon Cowell couldn’t be happier about One Direction’s success over the years. And even though the X Factor judge has seen what this kind of fame can do to young artists, he says he’s not worried about his friends Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik — because he knows “they are good.” Read on for all the details!
Simon Cowell & One Direction — How He Keeps 1D From Turning Into ‘Nightmares’
One Direction is so excited to release their third studio album, Midnight Memories, but it sounds like their former mentor doesn’t want the boys to get ahead of themselves just yet!
“I have a good relationship with them, ” Simon, 54, tells HollywoodLife.com.“But a third album can be tricky because they’ve had so much success and are so young and they can turn into nightmares. I see that in the media all the time when kids get out of control, but they are good.”
It’s good to know that 1D has Simon’s vote of confidence! So is he still keeping them in line?
“From the beginning, I wasn’t going to be some awful Svengali telling them what to do,” Simon adds. “We are all smart and they can work it out themselves and they have worked it out themselves and they have fun. I’ve always said to them, ‘If it’s not fun, then stop doing it.'”
Well, we certainly hope they never stop having fun!
One Direction’s Emotional Video For ‘Story Of My Life’ Leaks — Watch
So far, 1D’s latest album, Midnight Memories, has seen enormous success! After releasing the album’s first single, “Best Song Ever,” in July, 2013, the boys followed up with another amazing song, “Story of My Life.” The video for their second single was leaked online Nov. 1 and fans can’t get enough of it!
The boys get more personal than ever in the video, as they work inside a stark photo-developing studio putting up pictures from their childhood — the stories of their lives — and in some cases actually transporting to the old photos and recreating their pasts.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you worried that One Direction’s success will go to their heads? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee