Zayn Malik is apparently pursuing an acting career! Director Gurinder Chadha, who worked on Bend It Like Beckham, confirmed that they’ve had conversations about how he’s interested in breaking into the movie business.

“We’ve met and spoken. He trained as an actor first then became part of the band,” she told The Mirror.

“So I think what he’ll be doing is staying true to his heart – and that’s all you can ever do. I don’t have a part in mind for Zayn just yet but hopefully in the future.”

Wow, this is really happening! While nothing’s set in stone yet, it sounds like he’s definitely interested in trying out acting. Now that he’s not in One Direction anymore, he has a lot more free time. And considering how directors have been trying to get him to star in movies for a while, it seems like only a matter of time before he’s hitting the big screen.

Do you think Zayn will make a good actor? What kind of movie roles would you like to see him in? Tell us in the comments!