Louis Tomlinson is currently a member of the biggest boy band in the world, but before he and Harry Styles were making girls drool with dreams of Larry Stylinson, the One Direction singer was pursuing a very different career.
It should come as no surprise to Directioners that Louis once pursued a career as a child actor - he's energetic; loves to talk; and can easily become the center of attention with his antics. Louis has been known to go a little too far with his jokes and hyperactive behavior, so perhaps that's why his parents decided to try to get him to direct his energy towards acting.
And of course it was only a matter of time before a Directioner dug up a video of Louis Tomlinson showing off his acting ability. The suspender-wearing singer was cast as an extra in the TV movie If I Had You four years before One Direction was formed.
If I Had You was about a murder investigation, and Louis played one of the lucky young lads that got to discover a dead body floating in a lake. He even got to keep his name - another boy yells, "Louis! Come here! Louis!" when he sees the dead woman. Louis runs up behind him and can be seen over his shoulder for a second or two (it's no Stand by Me).
Luckily Louis Tomlinson's acting career didn't turn into anything more back then - he wouldn't be a member of 1D now. However, it's possible that he could try acting again to prove that he's got more talent than he showed during his short appearance in If I Had You. There has been talk about One Direction doing a movie someday, and singers like Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Beyonce, and Cher are all proof that it's very possible for musicians to become movie stars. Justin Bieber is also trying to land his first starring role in a movie that requires acting (Never Say Never doesn't count).
You can check out Louis's movie appearance below. Do you think anyone in One Direction will ever pursue a serious acting career?
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