We’ve picked out some of our favourite questions from the interview:
American fans are more forward than Brit ones. Do you come home to find groupies waiting in your bed, that kind of thing?
Zayn: I remember one time, me and Louis were sat by the pool outside our hotel in LA and two or three girls emerged from the bushes – then we turned around and there were like another six coming from the other side, and more and more kept coming. It was like something out of a zombie film. We were like ‘What are we going to do?’ We found a door that had an entrance back into the hotel and we legged it, being chased by all these girls.
What do you do when girls have hysterical meltdowns?
Harry: Just go in for the embrace, always. Give them a big hug. Sometimes, it calms things, sometimes it doesn’t. If it doesn’t then you’re stuck.
When was the last time you did something really normal, like get on a bus or buy a loaf of bread?
Louis: I got on a train recently. I love a train. Liam: Oh, I like a tube ride. Harry: I nipped to the shop for a pint of milk yesterday.
What’s the worst thing about fame – like do you find it hard to trust people these days? Do you worry about ‘kiss and tell’ stories?
Harry: I usually trust people until they give me a reason not to. Otherwise you’d just stay in a bubble all the time.
It’s probably fair to say that, though we love you all, Harry gets the most attention in the UK, but we hear a rumour Niall is he most popular one over in the USA…
Niall: (Goes a bit red and says…nothing) Liam: That Irish charm has won them over. When we do ‘Little Things’ over there, he gets the biggest cheer.
You’ve just been to Japan. Bet that was quite different to an American Audience… Harry: The fans are giggly and energetic, but they wont come near you. They don’t say anything. No meltdown hugging was needed. Niall: We did a lot of karaoke while we were there. ‘Islands in the Stream’, Take That’s ‘Back for Good’, a bit of Shaggy…
So are we going to lose you to America soon? Will you be living in Hollywood mansions this time next year?
Louis: No way, Why would we? It seems like it’s expected of us, but we’re British boys. Harry: Definitely not. They don’t even know what Toad in The Hole or Branston Pickle is. And if you say bangers and mash, they’re like ‘Bangers? Bangers and what?’ Not good. Time fo go home when that happens.