Liam Payne Is Making A Short Film Based On His Experience In Alcoholics Anonymous With Russell Brand

    "I am one of the characters... I'm excited about it."

    Liam Payne, formerly of the British boy band One Direction, is having an eventful year.

    He called off his engagement to model Maya Henry.

    Liam Payne and Maya Henry are seen leaving Novikov restaurant on August 27, 2020 in London, England

    He opened up about his mental health struggles while in 1D.

    English singer and songwriter Liam Payne poses on the red carpet prior to the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Berlin on February 17, 2020

    And now, he's become super candid about his relationship with alcoholism.

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    In a new interview on Steven Bartlett's The Diary of a CEO podcast, Liam revealed he's been sober for a month.

    Liam Payne and Steven Bartlett sit down to talk on Bartlett's The Diary of a CEO podcast

    "There's definitely some stuff that I've never, never spoken about that was really, really, really severe. And it was problem. It was only until I saw myself after that I was like, 'I need to fix myself,'" he said.

    "The problem was, in the band... the best way to secure us, because of how big we’d got, was just to lock us in our rooms. What’s in the room? A minibar. So at a certain point, I just thought, Well, I'm going to have a party for one, and that just seemed to carry on throughout many years of my life."

    Liam said he attended some Alcoholic Anonymous meetings, and went to his first with actor Russell Brand.

    Apparently the experience was very inspirational to Liam, because he's come up with a script for a short comedy film (that he's also starring in!) about AA.

    Liam Payne performs on stage

    "I am not going to give the whole script away because otherwise I'll tell you the whole film, but I kind of came up with this film. And I’ve not spoken to Russ about it yet," he said. "I am one of the characters... I'm excited about it. I think it is really funny. I showed it to one of my friends and she really liked it. She laughed a lot at it."

    I'm gonna need this movie, like, yesterday.

    Liam Payne chats with James Corden on "The Late Late Show With James Corden," scheduled to air Monday, April 13th, 2020

    You can watch the interview below.

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    If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, you can call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and find more resources here.

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness is 1-888-950-6264 (NAMI) and provides information and referral services; is an association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.