Did you think that Zayn, a person we talk about now, was just going to lie down and die after leaving One Direction? Did you think he was just going to dig a Zayn-sized hole in the dirt; kiss his fiancée, Perrie Edwards, goodbye; jump in the hole; and kill himself right in the hole? Did you think that he was going to hope that a helpful stranger would pass by and fill up the hole with dirt, or maybe someone he hired in advance? Well think again, you lunatic, because maybe he’s going to try acting now.

According to the Mirror, Zayn is already in talks to possibly star in Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical. Ooh, lala! Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha spoke to the Mirror about Zayn’s supposed acting chops:

She says: “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.”

Yes, that is all you can ever do, as Zayn knows. Chadha added, “I don’t have a part in mind for Zayn just yet but hopefully in the future.”

Good luck, as always, to Zayn.

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