So last night was an experience and a half as we popped down to London’s Leicester Square for the premiere of One Direction’s film This Is Us. Directed by Morgan Spurlock the film gives an intimate insight into life on the road with the boys – a must see for their legion of fans.
Of course as with anything to do with these mega famous boys the atmosphere was mental, as everyone who was anyone kept pointing out – the premiere was EVEN BIGGER THAN HARRY POTTER. 3.6million tweets were posted about it, and a whooping 70,000 fans were said to have turned up to Leicester Square to see the boys – some had been camping there since Sunday. Crazy huh?!
One Direction arrived at about 5.30 much to the delight of the awaiting masses. Doing two interviews they thanked their fans for their dedication, reasoning that they wouldn’t be there without them. At this point there was crying and a lot more screaming.
The film itself follows the boys around the world on their tour, it charts the highs - playing to 50,000 people in Mexico city, and the lows - sleeping on airport floors. It exams the boys rise to fame and features cameos from their family and er, Martin Scorsese.
Simon Cowell then arrived – he joked, ‘I feel like a father,’ which is funny, because Simon actually recently found out his is going to be a Dad for the first time with New York socialite Lauren Silverman. He said in a later interview, ‘It’s a very special time,’ going on to say, ‘I’m happy and excited.’
Later we were granted one question with the curly hair heartthrob that is Mr Harry Styles who was looking dapper in a Burberry shirt (swoon). Since the One Direction boys have done many an interview over the last few weeks we asked Harry to tell us something that his fans still wouldn’t know about him, ‘When I peel a banana, I do it from the other end to normal people.’ Pretty insightful, we know.
The Little Mix ladies – minus Jesy who is thought to have been ill – were also in attendance and showed off an uber sleek new look. But, even more eye catching than their outfits was the beautiful ring that Perrie Edwards seemed to be wearing on her ring finger. Perrie is dating Zayn (from One Direction, obv) and this morning her Mum confirmed that the pair are indeed ENGAGED. Queue thousands of teenage hearts breaking all over the world.