One Direction GQ interview excerpts: ‘It comes as no surprise that Styles is, of course, fiercely protected by the 1D team. And as I’m waiting to meet the three remaining members, I get the distinct impression that the whole group-interview scenario is more for Styles’ benefit than anyone else. Of course, the gods have a punchy way to deliver happenstance.
And this morning for GQ at least, it comes in the form of a road-traffic accident inside the Blackwall Tunnel, the main traffic artery from inner London to the O2. This means that although Harry made it through, the other two, Louis and Zayn, are held up. Harry is, at least for a glimmer, all by himself, alone.
GQ: Do you know how many people you’ve slept with? Harry: I know the number of people I’ve slept with, yes. GQ: What is that number? Harry: I’m definitely not telling you! GQ: Can you give me a rough, ballpark figure? Harry: No! GQ: Say ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Less than 100? Harry: No! GQ: So higher than 100? Harry: No, it’s definitely less than 100..
GQ: Lower than 50? Harry: Yes, lower than 50. GQ: Lower than 30? Harry: I’m not doing this! You’re cornering me! GQ: Come on you’re a rock star. OK, less than ten. Harry: Yes. Two people. I’ve only ever had sex with two people. GQ: I don’t believe you. Harry: Well, that’s my answer.
Niall on groupies: ‘All last year, we were touring in America so we were all under age, so we couldn’t really party then, anyway. We go back on the road straight after a show and we’re gone. I wish we did have time for girls and parties but we don’t.’ Liam joked: ‘Maybe we need someone to schedule that in for us.’ Louis: ‘The type of girls that would sleep with you in a heartbeat aren’t the type of girls I’d want to take home anyway.’
+ San Jose, Seattle & Monterrey pix. + 2014 1D calendar.