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…

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!


  1. Linda on July 30, 2013 at 1:40 am

    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 on July 30, 2013 at 1:50 am

    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.

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