Harry Styles has chosen a solo career over acting.
Although the One Direction singer has been tipped for Hollywood success while the boyband is on hiatus, Harry has reportedly decided he wants to focus on music and enlisted the help of 1D songwriter Jamie Scott to help him compete with Zayn Malik.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Harry is aware he was the most popular member of the band but is determined not to end up in a Robbie Williams-Gary Barlow situation or play second fiddle to Zayn.
“Zayn beat Harry out of the traps by getting his solo material out first but Harry is confident playing the long game will pay off.
“Unlike Zayn, Harry doesn’t want to stray too far and alienate the 1D fan base – but he does want to make his own mark.
“Jamie knows how to write a song that suits Harry’s voice.”
Zayn quit One Direction in March, nine months before they went on hiatus and recently had a worldwide number one with his debut solo single ‘Pillowtalk’.
His album ‘Mind of Mine’ will be released on March 25, exactly one year after he walked out on the band.