Louis is a true Directioner! A new report claims that the boy bander had the opportunity to leave 1D for a huge movie role right before the band’s On the Road Again Tour — but that he turned it down to stay with the band.
Following the shock of Zayn Malik, 22, and his departure from One Direction, the band reportedly could have also lost Louis Tomlinson, 23, to a budding movie career. However, Louis, being the loyal lad he is, decided it was more important to stay with his bandmates for their On the Road Again Tour. Cue all Directioners’ hearts melting.
Louis Tomlinson’s Movie Career: Report Claims He Had Opportunity To Leave 1D
Just call him loyal Louis! The report claims that Louis had the opportunity of a lifetime when he was offered a major movie role, according to the Daily Mirror. The role was allegedly to play a troublemaker goal keeper in a documentary film based on the Reading Football Club from the late 1960s.
He reportedly turned down the role because filming dates interfered with the band’s North American tour dates. That’s some dedication!
“There were several meetings and it was something that Louis really, really wanted to do,” an alleged insider told the site. “He loves football, so the chance to play a footballer was a huge temptation in itself, but he also loved the script and very much saw it as the beginning of an acting career, which is something that he is considering when 1D do finally go their separate ways.”
Wow! If the report is true, we have to hand it to Louis for being 100 percent dedicated to One Direction. Clearly, the band comes first — as it should!
HollywoodLife.com has reached out to Louis’ rep for comment.
Since Louis is super dedicated to 1D, he expects the same from the rest of the members — which is why he was very sensitive about his fellow band member Zayn’s exit.
Not only did he get into a Twitter war over Zayn’s recently released demo with British record producer, Naughty Boy, but he subtly threw some shade at Zayn during a 1D concert on March 29 in South Africa!
You can check out the clips here, but basically what happens is that Louis walks over to their keyboard player and says, “You’ve let me down, you’ve let these beautiful people down. What have you done?” Was he talking about the keyboard player or about Zayn? We’ll leave that one up to you!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Louis is the most loyal One Direction member? Are you shocked he reportedly could have left the band? Sound off with your thoughts below!
— Julianne Ishler