When a picture released of One Direction with Johnny Depp in a music studio, everyone wondered where Zayn Malik was in the picture. Was he too busy, perhaps, or just not a big fan of Depp? It turns out, he was too big of a fan to meet Depp.
In an interview with the Sun, he talks about how he was too nervous to meet one of his biggest idols. He said, “I was too nervous to go. I am a massive, massive fan and I didn’t want to embarrass myself so I let the boys go without me. Hopefully, there will be a next time. The boys said he was totally cool. I kind of regret it for sure and the lads said I was a scaredy cat.”
He adds that he can relate to what his fans go through when they meet him, saying that the thought of meeting Johnny Depp would have been too much. He says, “Some of our fans get so excited or nervous when they meet us and that’s how I was at the thought of being with Johnny. But instead of lapping it up and enjoying it, I ran the other way.”
Depp had initially brought One Direction together to practice together as a treat for his daughter, Lily-Rose. He ended up joining them, and they all took an internet picture that went viral.