Zayn Malik–One Direction singer and young hunk extraordinaire–had the opportunity to meet actor and comedian Russell Brand a couple of years back. Zayn shares some of that unusual meeting in the band’s new autobiography, Who We Are. It seems Russell Brand actually offered the 1D singer some birth control advice.
According to a report from Billboard, Zayn Malik was a bit taken aback by the conversation.
“Backstage at the Olympics was one of the maddest times I’ve had with the band,” Zayn says in the book. “These crazily famous people were coming up and talking to me. All my life I’d seen them on TV and here they were just chatting away to us.”
Malik then recalls how Brand, who was also performing in the closing ceremony, came over to him. “Russell was brilliant. He was saying, ‘Your performance was sick.’ Then he started giving me family planning advice! I was like, ‘Russell, you shouldn’t be giving me that sort of advice!’ He was hilarious, a really nice guy.”
Family planning advice from ACTUAL Russell Brand? Just another day in the life of @zaynmalik… http://t.co/hRVm52NFjf
— Capital (@CapitalOfficial) September 23, 2014
Not many people can say Russell Brand gave them birth control advice–right? Of course not many people would want any kind of advice from the funny man. At least Zayn Malik can catalogue the conversation as among the more unusual he’s likely ever had.
One Direction’s new book Who We Are hits bookstores on Thursday, September 25th. In it, Zayn Malik’s band mate Harry Styles even admits to a lack of confidence. Who’d have ever thunk that?
“I’m naturally a fairly confident person in most situations, but not all,” said Styles in Who We Are. “At that point, any natural confidence I had was being taken over by nerves because back then I had no idea how to channel and control my anxiety.”
Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan will release their fourth album–aptly titled Four–in November. A single from that album, ‘Steal My Girl,’ comes out on September 29th.
Do you suppose Zayn Malik paid any heed to Russell Brand’s advice from two years ago? It doesn’t appear as though any of the One Direction boys has added ‘fatherhood’ to their current resumes.
Bit of @ZaynMalik from the #1DWWAFilm (in cinemas 11th + 12th Oct). Who's coming to see the guys on tour tonight? http://t.co/FBnFrxbIyW
— One Direction (@onedirection) September 23, 2014