One Direction's Harry Styles Says He 'Could Learn' a Thing or Two From 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

"It's an educational and interesting read"
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Harry Styles is solidifying his image as the ladies' man of One Direction: the 18-year-old is reading bits of E L Jame's erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

“I haven’t bought it," he told The Sun. "But a female friend of mine was forcing me to read it out to her the other day."

What did Styles think of the NSFW material?

“They were like, ‘Just borrow this,’ and I was like, ‘Hmmm’. It seems interesting. I could probably learn from it, I don’t know. I feel like it’s an educational and interesting read.”

When he's not busy picking up bedroom tips in Fifty Shades of Grey, Styles can most most likely be found in a tattoo parlor. The teenage crooner recently got inked — again.

In a photo posted on a Twitter account managed by One Direction fans, he can be seen showing off fresh tats on his upper left ribcage, including a pair of comedy and tragedy drama masks, a birdcage and the letters “SMCL.”

There's some debate among One Direction fans as to the meaning behind “SMCL.” Some believe that the letters stand for “Smile more, cry later,” while other Directioners think the letters stand for Simon Cowell, who first signed the group in early 2011 after being formed on The X Factor. 

In related One Direction news, the band's latest single, "Live While We're Young," is currently No. 1 on iTunes. 1D's sophomore effort, Take Me Home, drops Nov. 13.


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  • Heather Terrell
    Heather Terrell

    It's nice that she has so much time to read after having a baby. Spoiled celebrities!!

  • Julia Knowles Ungermah
    Julia Knowles Ungermah

    If you saw this man in true blood you would know that he is the perfect Mr. Grey. He has an intense stare. He is very tall. He looks much better on film then in pictures. His character in true blood is controlling and has an obsession and strong feelings with a woman that he never felt before. I really hope he gets the part.

  • tbweathersby

    Ian is the perfect christian Grey!! It is all about how many viewers the character brings in to the movie and HE IS IT! I am waiting to hear the cast call If Ian is in it I will def go see the Movie If not I wont even bother. One man for this Job and its IAN

  • cknaron

    Oh my gosh Ian who? Look at his jaws he looks like he has hog jowls or they have been broken. I have read all 3 books about 15 times.I can envision chris hemsworth or maybe Bradley Cooper(may be too old) There was another guy named with Hemsworth the other day but I can't remember his name but him whoever.The blond girl who was on this list would be a perfect Ana.I know Pattinson won't get the nod but-----.By ALL means NOT soma holder!!!1!!!!!

  • Nanou Hemsworth Lutz
    Nanou Hemsworth Lutz

    Matt Bomer or him will make me happy! :D

  • Nanou Hemsworth Lutz
    Nanou Hemsworth Lutz

    She can read the book but I don't want to see her in the movie!

  • andie

    Ian is very good looking but he is not jaw dropping gorgeous like Matt Boomer. Matt boomer matches the description in the book perfectly.

  • Nanou Hemsworth Lutz
    Nanou Hemsworth Lutz

    No you are not! You are not sexy enough! Ian is THE Christian Grey!

  • Nanou Hemsworth Lutz
    Nanou Hemsworth Lutz

    As much as I love the Twilight Saga I think no Twilight actors/actresses should be in 50 shades of Grey! It will ruin my fantasy to think of vampires while I should think of Christian doing some hot kinky stuff!

  • Nanou Hemsworth Lutz
    Nanou Hemsworth Lutz

    No way!! As Kate maybe but not as Ana Steele!

  • Maybe?

    I can see her being Mia

  • samantha

    as long as it's not justin bieber.

  • Anastasia

    Matt Bomer for Christian Grey only.Ian just doesn't cut it :P

  • sassandahalf

    Gabriel Mann from Revenge. he has that James Spader compelling creepiness.

  • Heather DeMarais
    Heather DeMarais

    Jessie Pavelka!!!!!

  • poptart

    Channing Tatum is much better for the role of Christian Grey, sexiest man alive.

  • Kymmie

    Gotta agree w/him but if not him then Ian.

  • Kymmie

    Why is Kendra orange?

  • Fheii

    wait....she can read?!