One Direction: Ben Winston insists people have the wrong idea about ‘lovely’ Zayn Malik! Do you agree?

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Ben Winston has revealed that he wanted to show people a different side to Zayn Malik during the latest One Direction video.

In the video for ‘Best Song Ever’ each of the singers took on a funny character and while Niall Horan played a middle aged record executive, Louis Tomlinson a balding and fat label boss, Harry Styles a geeky marketing assistant and Liam Payne a camp choreographer, Zayn went the whole hog and dressed as a rather sexy admin assistant named Veronica.

Ben directed the music video and admitted that the concept was borne out of the fact that Malik is such a capable actor and also a very different person to how he is portrayed in the media.

Winston told MTV that not only is Malik good at acting but he’s also a lot funnier and less dark than fans realise and he explained:

“I think Zayn is an incredibly good actor for a start and he’s got an amazing sense of humor and is one of the most lovely people you’ll ever meet, and I think people have the perception that he’s this sort of dark, moody character.”

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Ben wanted to surprise fans and he certainly did that. In fact the video was such a hit that it broke Vevo viewing records during it’s first 24 hours of release.

He revealed that he thought fans would like the short film at the beginning and continued:

“I just thought I wanted people to be surprised by this video and all elements of it from the dancing, to them playing opposite themselves, to the script, to the fact that it’s almost a short film and therefore, Zayn being the sexy assistant would the thing that people would be the most amazed by.”

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We think Ben did a great job and in the end, Zayn made such a convincing and sexy girl that even Harry Styles couldn’t resist a bit of action with him!

Are you glad that Zayn is finally getting the chance to show his fun side? Leave your comments below…

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2 Responses to “One Direction: Ben Winston insists people have the wrong idea about ‘lovely’ Zayn Malik! Do you agree?”

  1. Linda says:

    Zayn has really evolved as a singer since xfactor. Even in the beginning he was interested in acting. He would have made a good model if he had gone in that direction. He has a natural swag.

  2. XFF says:

    I don’t think Zayn’s moody, I think he’s just a lot more private and less outgoing than some of his bandmates. He somehow manages to evade the media and disappear during their downtime and is a lot less active on twitter than the others, but I think it’s these things that keep him sane and – ultimately – will make him want to stay in the band for longer.