More Details Have Emerged About Zayn’s Exec Producer Job – And Simon Cowell Is NOT Happy

7 September 2016, 14:38

Zayn Malik

Zayn’s got his first proper movie role… but you won’t get to see him on the screen!

Zayn Malik is branching out from singing into the world of TV… but you might have to wait a while before you see his face on screen - and Simon Cowell isn't happy about the whole thing. 

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Last month, it was revealed that Zayn has been snapped up to work on a new TV series about an up and coming fictional boyband, but Zayn will be working behind the scenes to lend his expertise rather than appearing as a main cast member.

Zayn will be Executive Producer for the series called 'Boys', working with the crew behing the Emmy Award winning series Entourage, and will help with casting and choosing storylines. 

The creators of the show explained, "We were intrigued by the synergistic potential that Zayn brings to the project. ‘Boys’ will be a show that’s totally integrated on broadcast and digital platforms. Casting and original music will be major components, giving the show promotional potential on multiple levels

"It’s exciting to be diving into this project with such passionate and prolific producers. Zayn certainly brings an authentic point of view to this world where kids are catapulted into fame at a dizzying speed. On top of our excitement around the creative ideas being discussed, we have a lot of respect for the musical and digital ambitions behind the project.”

A source at the time revealed, “This is a big deal for Zayn. He has been keen to get stuck into different projects outside of music and this is the perfect move. It’s a subject he knows lots about and he will call upon his experiences to advise the scriptwriters on the show."

And if Zayn’s movie work goes well, it could help him transition into an acting career in the future, as he recently mentioned in his Elle interview that his first passion had been for theatre arts.

He explained, “I started acting when I was in school with theatre studies and then music came afterwards. The acting completely stopped because I joined the band, but I'd definitely be interested if I was given the right part."

However, one person who is less than pleased by Zayn's new venture is his former mentor, Simon Cowell, who thought Zayn should have worked with him on the idea. 

Simon told Entertainment Tonight,"I think he should have come to me with it. Nothing surprises me anymore. I do actually believe that when they've got these ideas, bearing in mind where we started, they should actually come to me." AWK. 

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