There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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Directioners have been through enough these past few days, but this is one piece of news that will probably lift up their spirits!
A source close to the 23-year-old boybander revealed the singer took several meetings in Los Angeles about the movie role.
The supposed part offered to Louis was definitely tempting for the huge football fan! It was the role of a goalkeeper in a documentary film based on the Reading Football Club from the late 1960s — and the former X Factor contestant was really interested.
"There were several meetings and it was something that Louis really, really wanted to do. 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.
But it was just a case of bad timing as the filming was scheduled for exactly the same time as One Direction's American tour dates so he declined the offer and chose to stay with the band. He had absolutely no intention of leaving, and he still doesn't."
Well, at least Directioners can count on Louis to be loyal to the group and his bandmates!
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