Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles are close friends and former band members. However, the One Direction alum recently revealed his true feelings when the Don’t Worry Darling actor shot to superstardom after the band broke up in 2016. In the latest interview with The Telegraph, “I’d be lying if I said it didn’t bother me at first.”
The actor added to the outlet, “Only ‘cos I didn’t know where to place myself, and really my only point of reference was other members of the band. But it’s not surprising to me that Harry’s the most commercially successful because he really fits the mould of a modern star.” After all, unlike Louis, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, the Harry’s House singer isn’t just focused on music.
Louis, “He’s got film as well, and the tour he’s done is unbelievable. It took me a while to work out where I stand. But I look at Harry like a brother, man. I have a lot of pride for what he’s doing.” However, it wasn’t just Harry’s success that Louis struggled with. When the band broke up, he grappled with creating his own sound. “It was a bit daunting,” he said.
Tomlinson shared, “I’d just got to a stage where I really started to feel like I found my rhythm, I was enjoying songwriting, I felt like I finally worked out where I am in that band. And then it’s like, ‘Okay, well, now we’re going on a break.’ So there was a bit of petulance from my end, I was frustrated.” Today, all five One Direction members are supportive of each other’s solo careers.
While revealing about the support the singer got from his former bandmates, Louis shared, “I’m sure the lads will text me when the album comes out. We check in on each other, we’re good like that. I bumped into Niall at Glastonbury, and even though we hadn’t spoken all year, it was like absolutely no time had passed.” He added, “Because we’ve lived through such experiences together in One Direction, this bond that we have is for life.” Louis Tomlinson’s second album, Faith in the Future, drops on November 11.