One Direction: The Tumblr Interview
One band. Five boys. A recently completed US tour (plus a new one upcoming), and nearly half a million Tumblr blogs devoted to their every move. We ask the boys of British pop act One Direction — Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, and Liam Payne — about realness, fandom, and what it’s like to be the object of so much feminine attention. For more on 1D, see our special fandom report, along with our gifset, video, and guide to becoming a Directioner.
What’s it like having swarms of girls chasing you around the globe?
LIAM: It’s very flattering obviously as we can see how much they care for us. We just hope they’re crying tears of joy! None of us could obviously ever have imagined this just two years ago. I don’t think anyone could have seen this coming to be honest. I don’t think there is anything hard about having such a dedicated fan base. It is actually great to know that there are people out there that love what we do since we put so much hard work into it. The pressure to not disappoint them is obviously there!