Louis Tomlinson ‘Tired’ of Harry Styles ‘Larry Stylinson’ Rumors
Back in the day, One Direction had a fanbase who was obsessed with the band’s every move. One interesting thing to come out of the rabid fandom was a group who shipped Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles, dubbing them Larry Stylinson. Tomlinson is over it, quite frankly.
In a new interview with The Guardian, Tomlinson discussed the fan adoration during his One Direction days, which bordered on the creepy and, years later, involved an animated sex scene between Tomlinson and Styles on HBO’s Euphoria.
He explained: “I know, culturally, it’s interesting, but I’m just a bit tired of it,” sharing that the show’s rehashing of the rumor which had finally died down “annoyed” him.
He explained: “Again, I get the cultural intention behind that. But I think… It just felt a little bit… No, I’m not going to lie, I was pissed off. It annoyed me that a big company would get behind it.”
He shared that there were times when the fan attention was overboard, admitting, “At times it did stress me out but never was I allowed to whinge, allowed to be a human and say: ‘Today has got too much for me.’ I found that difficult at first. There was much more positive that outweighed that.”
He points to the relationship with fans, noting: “So many people have bulls**tted about what they feel about the fans, but they’re like family to me.”
One Direction’s “hiatus”
When One Direction broke up in 2015, as Tomlinson noted, they announced they were taking a “‘hiatus’ or whatever word we use,” and he admitted he wasn’t “ready for it.”
He explained: “I wasn’t singing a lot, I wasn’t the frontman. Without being a sorry little bastard, I thought: ‘How do I do better, how do I make something of myself, an identity?’”
Towards the end, in the last 18 months with One Direction, he shared: “I felt like I knew who I was in the band, and I felt a real worth for who I was.” Their split, he noted, “rocked me. I wasn’t ready for it. I felt like I was getting to be a better songwriter, singer, a more confident performer, and all of a sudden, when I felt I was finally getting some momentum…”
There were tears
Tomlinson admitted that on the day of the band’s final concert in 2015, he and bandmate Niall Horan “had a little cry,” noting, “because it was such a journey we had been on. That day in general was so poignant. As much as you try and prepare yourself, it’s a whole other thing when it comes.”
Taking a break, he assumed, would be very welcome given their rigorous tour and recording schedule. He shared, “But it wasn’t like that. When you’re used to working however many days, it’s all that more evident when you’re not doing something. Especially in the first six months.”
He added, “My life became — and I don’t mean this to sound derogatory — very normal, from being a life of pure craziness.”