One Direction is, without a doubt, the most well-documented band of 2013. And that was before their documentary, One Direction: This Is Us, hit theaters today!
But not just any director got behind the lens to capture Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan as they hit the road for a global tour. No, the sensation that is One Direction got a sensational director to capture the boys at work: Morgan Spurlock, the man responsible for the eye-opening doc Super Size Me.
So how did he go from expose filmmaking to following a boy band on tour?
"Why would you not want to make a film about one of the biggest bands in the world at this moment?" Spurlock told iVillage. "As we're shooting the film you see them become a global phenomenon. … It's an incredible thing to witness this fandom spread."
Speaking of that fandom, Spurlock sticks up for the "obsessed" tweens who nearly faint at the sight of these heartthrobs.
"People love to say, 'These fans, they're so crazy,'" Spurlock says. "And I was like, 'Let's just take a step back. How are these fans any different from the group of guys that paint their faces and go to a Giants game?'"
For more on Spurlock's fascination with the band -- and to hear from One Direction about their willingness to give their director all-access to make the film -- check out our exclusive interview below!