Zayn Malik talks to Bend It Like Beckham director about movie role

Published Tuesday, Apr 21 2015, 11:33 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Zayn Malik could be making the switch from popstar to Hollywood star.

The 22-year-old ex-One Directioner has been in talks with Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha about possibility appearing in an upcoming movie.

Oh! Exciting!

Zayn Malik and his mum Trisha attend the 5th Asian Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, 17 April 2015

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Zayn with his mum over the weekend.

Gurinder told The Mirror that she'd had discussions with Zayn, who is a trained actor, although she hadn't come up with a role for him just yet.

"We've met and spoken," she said. "He trained as an actor first and then became part of the band. So I think what he'll be doing is staying true to his heart – and that's all you can ever do."

Now that Zayn is no longer a member of One Direction, he would have time on his hands to dedicate to acting.

He quit the phenomenally successful boyband last month after five years in the spotlight, saying he needed to be a normal 22-year-old again. Though, we guess most 22 year olds haven't been in talks with Hollywood directors about starring in a movie!

Zayn made his first post-1D public appearance over the weekend at the Asian Awards in London, bringing his mum as his date.

One Direction put on a united front in first official photo since Zayn Malik's exit - 13 April 2015.

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One Direction will continue as a four piece.

While he's getting used to life solo – and reportedly working on new music with Naughty Boy – his former bandmates have insisted they will continue as a foursome.

Earlier this month, the first picture of Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan as a quartet was released. They've all said they're looking forward to getting back into the studio.

Watch the public - and some celebs! - react to Zayn's exit: