A difficult start to his career for Niall Horan
A few weeks ago, KJ Apa – the interpreter of Archie in Riverdale, confided to feel sometimes like in prison on the set of the series of the CW. Today is the turn of Niall horan to make a similar analogy by reviewing their experience in the music group one direction.
Passing through the podcast Just people by Dermot O’Leary, the interpreter of “Nice To Meet Ya” has indeed not hidden having sometimes suffered from the success of the boy band. After confiding, “[Avec cette épidémie/ce confinement] I have definitely lived the most normal year of my life for 10 years“, the friend ofHarry Styles later added that he had deprived himself of this normality for a long time, “At times, when we were really on top, I did not go out of the house anymore. I didn’t dare go shopping myself anymore, just for fear of what might happen if someone took my picture. (…) It obsessed me for several years, which was not like me. I deprived myself of going to a bar or, when I went, I hid behind scarves, hats and glasses“.
Also, to the question “Have you ever felt like a prisoner during these 5 years of One Direction?“, the star soberly replied: Yeah, many times“Where he seemed to have a good life on the surface, he made it clear that no one was programmed to be so famous at such a young age,”We were all between 17 and 19 years old. And I was having difficulty with that.“
A frustrating relationship with the fans
According to Niall Horan, more than the constant professional obligations, it was the systematic presence of the fans whenever he moved that sometimes made him feel like he was missing out on his life, “The very thought of constantly having to close the curtains in my hotel room drove me crazy. I really struggled with this problem of ‘Why can’t you just let us out? We just want to go for a walk. But you can’t get into a fan’s head“.
And if today, with hindsight, the singer manages to understand the obsessive behavior of the fans, and therefore to better manage it, he claims to have taken a long time to assimilate all that, “At the time, we were like, ‘You are our ages! Just let us wander the streets. You must understand that!‘”
Yes, success, like money, yet so much sought after by many, clearly does not bring happiness.