As if listening to Zayn Malik wasn’t good enough, you might be able to see him on the big screen soon, too! Zayn revealed to ‘Elle UK’ that he’d be down with trying his hand at acting, just like his former 1D mate Harry Styles!
Zayn Malik, 23, had the acting bug when he was a kid, until a little band called One Direction came along, the singer told Elle UK’s August issue. When Zayn started pursuing music, and made it to the big time with the boy band, acting just wasn’t in the cards anymore — and that was okay!
“I started acting when I was in school with theatre studies and then music came after,” Zayn told Elle UK. “It completely stopped when I joined the band but I’d definitely be interested if I was given the right role.” Hear that, filmmakers? Zayn wants to be in your movie!
Zayn revealed to the magazine that leaving One Direction and going out on his own has given him more liberties with his art and style. Now that he doesn’t have the pressure of being in one of the most famous bands in the world, maybe he has time to explore acting, and on his own terms!
“Since leaving One Direction I’ve been given the freedom to be able to wear whatever I want and that’s made it more interesting. More creative. I can say I want to wear metal arms and it’ll happen,” Zayn said, referencing his outfit from the Met Gala in February 2016.
The Elle UK interview comes after Zayn’s former One Direction bandmate Harry Styles, 21, joined the cast of Christopher Nolan‘s World War II drama Dunkirk. Harry has been spotted on set in full army uniform, filming combat scenes and trudging through the mud with his famous costars, like Tom Hardy! Harry’s making the most of his hiatus from One Direction, by starting a serious film career! How serious? He even cut off his long hair!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see Zayn act? What kind of project do you think he’ll choose?