Ok. So we love One Direction, and the world knows it.
And while we’ve been scribbling “x”s on our calendar, counting down the days for the fab five’s This Is Us documentary release, the teasers keep coming in, further building our anticipation.
Thankfully, the film’s director Morgan Spurlock sat down for a recent interview with Teen Vogue magazine and gave some insight into what’s in store for us come August 30th!
Ch-ch-check out what he had to say…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
On whether we’ll get to see the boys outside of their One Direction roles:
”We went with each of them to their hometowns and filmed with their families. One of the goals for me was to show an intimate and different side of the boys that you normally wouldn't get—something different than what you'd see in a typical interview—like seeing them in their homes with their families and spending days off just being regular guys. Day to day, that's who they are. They're just regular folks, like you and me. They're ordinary guys who have been put into such an extraordinary situation and they've done an incredible job at dealing with that.”
On the disadvantages of their fame:
”There's a lot of stress that comes with being under the microscope all the time and that's one of the things we talk about a lot. Suddenly everyone's writing about you and they're chasing you and you can't walk out of your house without a photographer taking your picture and having it end up somewhere.”
On the boys’ special bond:
”They're very real. What you see in the movie is how much each one of them relies on the other four guys. They have this really tight bond. Nobody else in the world knows what they're going through except those other four guys. That relationship for them, I think, is invaluable. Part of the reason why they've been able to stay so grounded is because they have the others there to kind of keep them in check constantly.”
More on their relationship:
”We were staying in this really crazy, incredibly ornate hotel in the middle of like Nottingham and Zayn had this huge room that had two bedrooms in it. He said, 'I can't sleep in here, man. It's just too weird. It's too creepy for me. I'd rather stay on the bus.' So, he went back and slept on the bus. There was even a snowstorm! But that's where he stays. And he does that all the time on the road. It's amazing. And it's not just him! He does that, Louis does that, Liam will also do that. When they're on the road, they don't have friends and family around. They have each other. So after a gig, they'd rather have the comfort of that family around.”
On something unexpected:
”People know that Zayn is a wonderful singer and that the guy is incredibly talented—but he's a really great artist as well. He's fantastically artistic. We went back home and spent the day with him, and he painted at his house. He's got a graffiti studio in his house and that's just how he unwinds. He has friends over and he listens to music and he paints and he hangs out. For him, there's nothing more important than being home and being surrounded by people that he loves. There's something really wonderful about that.”
On whether we’ll get to see the boys…stripped down:
”There are many moments where the boys have been caught—as some people would say—with their pants down.”
Ahhh!!! This is just UNREAL!!
Just a few more weeks, Perezcious readers!
[Image via Christie Goodwin/Teen Vogue.]
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