Niall’s sounds the most scripted like he
actually took time to think about these questions, and write down his
He has one of the best vocabularies in the
“Didn’t get to finish school or do his
The fact that there was one suitcase in
Niall’s house that they actually referred to as “the little suitcase.”
Laughing when he said, “Obviously we’ve
managed to last more than six months.”
“Slugged it out in the back of a Mercedes
van?” Slugged it out? In a Mercedes Niall, really?
“The band’s horizon’s seemed to be getting
bigger and bigger every day.”
About the fans: “The fans are out of this
world helping us.” He loves us.
Talking about when he got kicked out of a
cab when they heard they got number one. “Me and my friend were just punching
the head off each other and having a laugh.”
“I don’t really get homesick where as some
of the lads would, but it’s not going to last forever so might as well enjoy it
as much as I can now.”
About the trip to Ghana. “People out there
are incredible, their spirits are mindboggling. You can only try your best for
them when you admire them so much.” He was great talking about this.
He has the best perspective about the trip
out of all the boys. When he’s talking about the water and how he’s got a
fridge at home full of it and taps, but they don’t have a bit of it. You can
tell that he appreciated and really felt what the trip was supposed to be
“For a man who loves his sleep that can
only be good to be fair. I do waste a lot of my life sleeping.”
“YOU EITHER WANT TO BE PAPPED OR YOU
DON’T.” He didn’t scream that, I just thought all caps were important there.
“do the job so home then mostly sit in my
house. I don’t go on many holidays. I prefer to sit in my house mostly.”
“London Premiere best day he’s had in his
career to date.” Then he goes on to name 800 other things that he liked too,
“but the film premiere is 100% right up there. It was a huge moment for us…..”
“Them two idiots up the back.” Him and
Louis at the Premiere/
“In typical One Direction style we were
terrible at it.”
Success of Midnight Memories “We were just
delighted.” I love how he says delighted.
“He brought me down to Chelsea and I
became part of the furniture down there.” About his rehab after his knee
“We were confident of One Direction, and
we work hard to make the band succeed.”
“Trepidation.” Great Word.
“Typical mad One Direction Style.”
“Croke Park was a special one.”
Best Ending: “but you know what? I’m still
mad about being in this band.”
“I’d come home completely covered in mud
after playing football, eventually I had a pair of trousers for every single
day of the week cause it was impossible for my mom to keep up with the
“Sitting in half my classes covered in
“My dad was amazing. He was my driving
force to get out there and perform to people.”
“Maybe he wasn’t that crazy after all,
maybe he can just see the future.”
“You know about all the dreadful
disappointment about being rejected them like the overwhelming excitement of
being put into a band with these other four lads, but to this day the moment
they revealed they were putting us into One Direction is still the most amazing
memory it’s still hard to believe.” They always talked about this, but never
described like that.
“It’s hard to think we were thrown into
the deep end so quick.”
“Our guardian angel was our fans.” Liam
loves us too. Bless his little heart.
“an army of fans out there promoting and
championing our band which you know you really can’t buy. So brilliant.” Keep
the compliments coming.
“I feel like we haven’t really celebrated
that.” Talking about the first album tour.
“You have to respect the idea that you
just can’t walk out on to an arena stage.”
“Proper New York cold.”
How he says Lady Gaga and crazy in this
sentence here “I think we set a new record beating Lady Gaga which was
craazzyy.” It was funny.
“I remember staying up til stupid o’clock
in the morning signing 500 CDS.”
The school trip story to the O2 a.k.a the
Millennium Dome: “but I was just a dippy kid back then so my parents thought
Ruth (his sister) would remember and appreciate the day more than me cause I’d
been just bouncing off the walls and doing stupid stuff. So I did a little
chuckle to myself when I got there ass I actually got to the millennium dome
“This job can make you very self centered
if you’re not careful.”
“and I was absolutely terrible at
listening which I always have been.”
Class of 92 movie premiere: “He (David
Beckham) like clocked me from across the room and you know when lads give each
other the nod? Well, like I kind of gave him the nod cause he was saying like
wazup (yes, wazup, that is not a typo), and he gave me the nod back, and then
to my like shock he came over and said like hey how’s it going you alright Liam
and shook my hand, and I was like this is mad like David Beckham just gave me
the manly nod from the other side of the room and that’s like the sickest thing
YES HE SAID LIKE THAT MANY TIMES. IT IS
LIAM’S #FAVORITE WORD.
And no, I didn’t make that story up, oh,
though I wish I had.
“I think I’ve always had persistence which
I suppose I probably got from my mom, uh, she always encouraged me to do what I
wanted to do and always just told me to give it my best and that’s what I try to
“My mom’s pretty much the first person I
go to for advice. You know I have a great relationship with my mom.” The first
few minutes are devoted to talking about his momma, and I love that.
“We can travel the world which I don’t
think, well, I know I wouldn’t have even been to America nevermind all the
amazing places we’ve been at this age.”
“Doncaster is great, but you know I kind
of wanted to see the world.”
“Even when we try our hardest to be
sensible and mature we don’t do a very good job.”
Proof that Louis has seen This is Us, at
least more than a couple of times. “You get taken away and bang you’re in this
lifestyle and it is very alien.” Paul said nearly this same thing in the movie.
He loses his train of thought for a second
when he’s talking about where he’s from. “ not many people from Donny record
many albums, but anyway.” He says that ending very fast.
“There were often times I stand there and
wonder how much the comments were relevant to me because my contributions to
the band in my opinion at that time were so small.” Poor babe, but look at ya
“Delighted to be in the band.” Do they all
say this word so wonderfully?
“It’s only been about since Midnight
Memories that album that I’ve really felt comfortable with my voice.”
About the fans: “Little superfans trying
to spread the word throughout the world.” More proof that Louis literally
watches This Is Us every night before he goes to bed. Simon says this near the
beginning of the movie, talking about the superfans.
The mattress story: “You wouldn’t get that
now (the hesitation) they’d be straight down.”
“Four countries in four days.” Did he mean
About a fan encounter after coming back
from a tour. “It all got a bit aggressive I think I got me hoodie ripped off
from me and I remember they dragged us into this tiny office with some police
officers and the fans were outside surrounding it just banging on the walls.
Yeah, it was intense. It definitely made us think there is some proper support
About his man crush on David Beckham:
“I’ve always idolized David Beckham. I just think he’s the coolest guy ever.
Two or three of the lads me him before ME ( His tone is all like, How dare
they?), and they had pictures with him right and I just saw these pictures on
twitter and I was like what’s going on here I’d love to have met David, Becks,
but anyway I did get to meet him in the end. I went to the Class of 92 premiere
and uh, I’m just rubbish. I was trying to be cool, but you just can’t. I mean
what do you say that is remotely impressive to David Beckham.”
He uses we a lot, not really I. It’s we
did this, or we wanted that. That’s very interesting.
About Midnight Memories: “That we had a
real, that we felt like we had a proper creative input on, not just a little
bit, but we felt that we had a say over the whole thing.”
“it’s incredibly rewarding to be able to
“We’re very lucky that we have great fans
that I feel like if we messed up on stage I wouldn’t really feel that
embarrassed because I feel like they’re so behind you anyway that it’s cool and
they kind of put you at ease too which is a nice feeling which is why it almost
encourages us to mess about and be a little off the cuff on stage because they
made it easy for us in that way.”
“I just feel like a Donny lad that got
“Maybe when were older and wiser we might
be able to put some perspective on it, but….it’s cool.
“My own personality, individually….”
About playing characters/ acting: “When
you’re in a band and you’re just portraying who you are as maybe as you know as
a musical artist if you’re just trying to sing and be able the music then
you’re just being yourself and I think behind that is, is probably the coolest
thing to do, but at the same time it also adds pressure because that’s just you
and that’s just who you are.”
Even to the sense that like when I was
twelve or thirteen, I kind of still thought there’d be a chance I’d get super
powers and be a superhero. So, I was definitely a dreamer. It took me a bit
longer to grow out of that.” He shouldn’t have. I liked this version of Zayn
better to be honest.
Reiterating: “Yeah, I was definitely a
The story we’ve heard 8,000 times about
how Louis told him about the plane doing the loopdy loop the first time he was
ever on a plane. Like you can just see Louis, stoic face, calm, just flat out
lying to Zayn just to mess with him.
While on the X-Factor: “And we were in
this little box room with bunk beds and a single bed.” Okay, so, who demanded
the single bed?
Also the X-Factor: “And just seeing other
people’s behavior, and you know how they would act and how they would do
something or whatever and we were like maybe necessarily we don’t want to do it
that way maybe we want to be a bit cooler about that you know we don’t want to
wear our sunglasses inside and be weird.”
Liam mentioned some cattiness from the
other contestants during his bit, I wonder how much of that they faced
“Instead of being something else we were
just interested in each other, and looking after each other, and being a band
and being what we were about.”
About people recognizing them from the
X-Factor: “one of the biggest shows…in the U.K. at that point.” Shady….or no?
“Somebody else…” “a different band” I’m pretty
sure he’s the only one who didn’t name Big Time Rush directly.
About the blonde streak: “I forgot that I
had the Olympics the next day?” Really???? Side eyes him suspiciously.
Good phrase: “You’ve made more of a
noise.” I liked that.
“Sometimes I look to solo artists and feel
a bit sorry for them.” Huh?
“I think I had a nice upbringing. My
family was really nice to me.” Then he laughs because was that too sarcastic or
not? Laugh, Harry, laugh so they know you were just joking.
“I grew up thinking everyone’s equal,
everyone’s the same.”
When he looks at stuff from the X-Factor:
“I look like I’m about twelve, and uh, I think it’s amazing to try to
comprehend the fact that I was a kid.” – I read that way too heartbreakingly
than I’m sure he meant it.
“Walking into a record label I always felt
like I was walking onto a different planet.”
Describing the record studio: “There was
like marble everywhere and it was all like shiney.”
About being excited about releasing the
first album, the first songs after all the support the fans had given them
before there was even an album. “It was time for us to give them something
“I think we were just praying that people
liked it because if they didn’t they’d be like uh, oh okay, maybe not I’ll go
“The album had just gone number two,”
mumbles…”thanks, Rhianna.” This kid is such a dork.
Then he talks about his hard on for
sunshine, and all things being outside for at least five minutes.
Example: “Even if your car breaks down
you’re just chilling in the sun for a bit. It’s actually not that bad.”
When they talk about coming back to the
U.K. after that first major tour and getting chased by all those girls they all
sound so excited, like of I got me hoodie ripped off and Liam lost a shoe and
girls were banging on the walls and police had to escort us out, but It was
totally great, would recommend 10 out of 10… except for Niall, I’m pretty sure
the poor kid was traumatized…. That, or they are still in that I don’t want to
offend anyone area.
Example: “We ended up going out in like a
riot van which was probably a little over the top, but uh,…. It was fun.”
How he says, “Shopping mall.”
About all the promo and etc. “It was
important for us to like justify why the album was number one.”
“Standing on the stage used to make me
really nervous.” But look at you now….
About the second album: “I think you just
want to people to hear it, and think it’s wicked.”
About putting out new material: “I think
first of all you want people to not hate it then if people don’t’ hate it you
want them to like it and if people like it you’re like uh,…..”
His thoughts on getting number one: “Then
I was like sick, then it hit me.”
“My job, if you can call it a job.”
The trip to Ghana. He talks about it so
well. “That it is different when you see it on TV than when you witness it in
real life. The thing that triggers a different emotion is like all your senses
are taken over by what’s going on, the smell, the smoke, the heat….”
“I think a big difference is made up of a
bunch of little differences.”
“I think gossip is natural.” That would
explain his sort of distance that he puts between him and any sort of news that
goes out about him. It’s because he knows that its constantly in flux, and
anything he says will only be magnified, and that it will make it stay around
longer if he does. There just hasn’t been anything out that he really feels
like he needs to comment on, but I think he would if he felt it was necessary.
“It’s important to remember that the job
and the lifestyle aren’t normal.”
“It’s always going to be us the people who
went through it.”