Ryan Reynolds on Zayn quitting One Direction: 'I refuse to believe it!'

Published Tuesday, Mar 31 2015, 18:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Ryan Reynolds has been hit hard by Zayn Malik leaving On Direction… he just can't believe it. Won't believe it. Refuses to believe it.

The actor had a pretty funny response when asked by a Twitter follower what he thought about the shock news Zayn had quit the world's biggest boyband.

"I refuse to believe this," replied Ryan.

"That's like Taylor Swift leaving Taylor Swift."

Ha! Quite!

Ryan Reynolds appears on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, NBC
3 March

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Who knew Ryan was a Directioner?

Zayn Malik at the BBC Music Awards 2014 held at Earls Court - Arrivals
London, United Kingdom

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Zayn quit 1D last week.

Fans around the world were left heartbroken last week when Zayn abruptly announced he'd quit One Direction after five insanely successful years of chart topping records, stadium tours and raking in millions.

In a statement, he said he wanted to focus on being a "normal 22-year-old" out of the limelight – but has actually been seen back in the recording studio already, with a demo of his Naughty Boy collaboration already floating around the internet.

Zayn told The Sun: "I did try to do something that I wasn't happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people's happiness. And that was mainly the fans. I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them.

"It's not that I've turned my back on them or anything, it's just that I just can't do that anymore because it's not real to me."

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