One Direction launch 3D behind-the-scenes documentary 'This Is Us'

Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:18pm EDT
 
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By Sarah Mills

LONDON (Reuters) - British boy band One Direction, one of the pop music industry's biggest acts in the last two years, plan to show the world what they're really like in a new 3D documentary that will premiere in London on Tuesday.

The five singers told a news conference in the British capital on Monday that "This Is Us" allowed them to present themselves in a more realistic manner than they are depicted on videos, in concert and on the ubiquitous social media sites that track their every movement on and off stage.

"There is only so much you can get across in terms of your personality, you know, social media and like 10-minute interviews you do with people," singer Harry Styles said.

"So I think ...(it's) a way for us to get across what we are like and what we are like with each other for the fans to see."

Band members Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Styles were all on hand to talk about the behind-the-scenes film and the media interest that has engulfed them since they first became a group on a British TV talent show in 2010.

The film, directed by "Super Size Me" documentary maker Morgan Spurlock, includes concert footage, life backstage and on the road. But Styles laughed off one reporter's question about whether footage with groupies or drugs had been edited out.

"This is a family press conference," Styles said.

Spurlock said the film would show that part of the band's success stems from their down-to-earth personalities.   Continued...

 
Members of the music group One Direction (L-R) Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayne Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles pose for photographers during a photocall for their film 'One Direction; This is Us' in London August 19 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett