'It's basically soft-core porn': Liam Payne on his Hugo Boss underwear shoot

Katie Archer
Contributor

Liam Payne has opened up about his raunchy underwear shoot for Hugo Boss, admitting it was “basically soft-core porn”.

The Strip That Down singer has released some steamy photos from the underwear campaign which he modelled for with Stella Maxwell, and which both of them had to be naked for at various points.

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Payne spoke to GQ about the job, admitting “it got very raunchy very quickly” and that he hadn’t been fully prepared for what was about to happen.

He said: “There was a real hollow moment afterwards where I was sitting outside smoking a cigarette thinking, ‘I have basically just shot soft-core porn.’”

The One Direction star said that his mum had not been happy about the amount of flesh on show in the photos and that when she saw one of them she gave him “a clip round the ear”.

On how he had psyched himself up for the shoot, where he said he had to avoid looking at model Maxwell while she was naked, he revealed: “There was a lot of tequila involved.”

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As well as chatting about his blossoming modelling career and solo music, Payne also spoke candidly about being in One Direction and what it had been like when Zayn Malik quit the group, admitting that Malik had never said goodbye to the other band members.

Wishing his former bandmate well, he said: “It got to a point with me where I wouldn’t know where to begin with Zayn. I hope he has good people around him, but I don’t at this stage think it’s anything the rest of us can solve.”

Payne’s full interview also includes him talking about fatherhood after becoming dad to son Bear with now-ex Cheryl, and his battles with anxiety since finding fame.

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