Fans may have loved it when Liam Payne bared it all for Hugo Boss’s underwear campaign but he had some issues with it.
He said he prepared for a year by working out relentlessly but that didn’t stop him from needing a little liquid courage to get through the shoot.
“I mean it was just a room full of five or six people and a hell of a lot of tequila to get me to this level. I was standing there and all of a sudden it was, ‘Right, OK, take them off.’ I’m like, ‘Really? Take them off? Off, off? Like on-the-floor off? Oh, my God,’” he told GQ UK.
And although Liam said the shoot was fun in the moment, he didn’t feel quite as optimistic after it wrapped.
“There was a real hollow moment afterwards where I was sitting outside smoking a cigarette thinking, ‘I have basically just shot soft-core porn.’”
And it turns out his mom wasn’t happy either.
“There’s this really raunchy shot of me and Stella, and I showed my mum,” Payne revealed. “She took one look at it and gave me a clip round the ear. All I was thinking was, ‘I better not tell her about the London buses!’”