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.”
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.”
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…