It's safe to say One Direction's "History" music video left the 1D fandom in a puddle of tears. It was a proud moment to sit back and reflect on everything the guys have accomplished so far over the years, but the ending is what really felt like a dagger to the heart. Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson walk off, and each go in a separate direction. In a new interview with the video’s three directors Ben Winston, Calvin Aurand and Gabe Turner, they reveal the truth behind that ending, explaining how that actually wasn't how things were supposed to go down and honestly, the ending didn't have any hidden meaning to it.
"Well actually, 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. Yeah, originally they ran in separate directions and then they ran back together and that’s actually how it was planned," Ben said.
How interesting is that? It turns out, the shot didn't look right having all the guys walk back together at the very, so that's why it was cut. There isn't any deep symbolism behind it after all.
"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, 'OK, see you in a bit, guys,'" Gabe explained, something Calvin agreed with as well.
"I think ultimately it’s just an end to a video. There shouldn’t be anything applied deeper than that," Calvin added.
So there we have it. The ending of "History" is just the ending, nothing else!
Relive the best moments from the video by clicking through the gallery below and then tell us in the comments what you think about the ending!
5/5 being beyond adorable.