Zayn Malik Planning Acting Career? Director Wants Him For Movie Role

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Is Zayn Malik going to star in a movie next? While his departure from One Direction had many wondering when his first solo album will come out, we have to admit we never expected an acting career would be on Zayn's radar.

Hey, the world is his oyster though...and he's got the attention of a film director who has "met and spoken" with the former boybander and is very interested in working with him.

Gurinder Chadha, who directed Bend It Like Beckham, told The Mirror that a film career could very much be in the cards for Zayn. She explained, "We've met and spoken. He trained as an actor first then became part of the band. So I think what he'll be doing is staying true to his heart - and that's all you can ever do."

Wait. He's a trained actor? That's definitely one we've never heard before.

Gurinder added, "I don't have a part in mind for Zayn just yet but hopefully in the future."

Hey, since film producer Harvey Weinstein has his eye on Harry Styles becoming a movie star, maybe Zayn and Harry will hook up as co-stars down the road? Stranger things have happened.

Let's look at some of Zayn's acting work when One Direction appeared on iCarly...ah, memories.

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