One Direction are gracing the cover of Glamour‘s August Music Issue where they share the spotlight with British model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon and next year’s Mad Max: Fury Road). The cover was shot in England and in the issue the guys open up about their massive following and if they have ever feared for their safety.
One Direction create a scene wherever they go and having screaming fans follow them everywhere is something they admit they still aren’t used to. While Liam Payne confessed it’s something they’ll never fully understand he said he still tries to remain incognito as much as he can.
“We kind of try to stay under the radar and not tweet where we are,” he said. “Yesterday me and Niall went out shopping in Amsterdam. And literally every single shop we went into, they had to close the shop because there were so many people outside. Some girl tried to pull my hair out. It’s quite mad.”
Zayne Malik, on the other hand does things differently. “I don’t make CIA plans to organize myself. I just go out,” he said. “I’m not too worried about 12-year-olds jumping on me. But when it comes to their safety, running in front of cars and stuff, it does get scary.”
It’s not just the fans that follow the band around, though. The guys have had to learn to deal with paparazzi and rumors about their relationships in the press.
“For me, it’s not a massive trade-off. We’ve always wanted to do this, so we’re not complaining,” Niall Horen said.
Harry Styles added his opinion on what’s written about him: “People who know me know what’s true and what’s not.”
The guys are back in the U.S. for their Take Me Home Tour, but maybe after reading this, you’ll think twice before trying to stalk them.