February 2, 2016


One Direction's 'History' Video Had an Alternate Ending

Last week One Direction dropped a career-spanning video for their latest Made In The A.M. single "History." At the end of the clip, we see the four remaining boys (don't worry, vintage clips spliced throughout include Zayn Malik) embracing, waving goodbye and eventually walking away from each other. The ending is really heartbreaking to watch...and it almost didn't happen.

MTV sat down with the "History" directors Ben Winston, Calvin Aurand and Gabe Turner to discuss the video and discovered there might've been a different ending. 

Watson said, "I see that a bit too much has been read into that one. I think too much has been read into that ending where they walk off in different directions. Because actually, they do run back together at the end. But I don’t know why…Gabe, why did we cut that last shot where they run back together at the end?" 

Turner responded, "It just didn’t look that great. But there certainly wasn’t any… it wasn’t supposed to be them walking off, it was just kind of like an, 'Okay, see you in a bit, guys!'"

Still, why did they have to go and crush our hopes? Let that one digest, then take our quizzes: Which Member of 1D Is This? and The Ultimate 1D Trivia Quiz.