6 Musicians Who Got Serious About Acting After Their Band’s Breakup

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We all know that feeling, the one you get when your favorite band breaks up. At first, you think it’s just a cruel rumor, designed solely to interfere with the functioning of your vital organs. It was the government — they must be out to get you. But then, it happens: headlines appear, confirming the tragedy. It’s over (the group, your life… same thing). You hold a funeral and begin the grieving process. Eventually, you come to accept the devastating news, and your life slowly returns to normal.

That’s not an exaggeration — we’ve all been there, so you know exactly what we’re talking about. We mean, it happened just recently — when One Direction announced the end its hiatus. While they’re truly horrible when they first occur, there are ways to make breaks better…and, lately, bands have been finding those ways for us, so we don’t have to work too hard (grieving is exhausting, honestly).

The most recent discovery in this field is groundbreaking, TBH. Have you noticed recently that many of your favorite former boy-banders are taking their talents elsewhere and trying their hand in the world of acting? ‘Cause it’s happening, people, and it’s happening a lot. Rather than fading into a fond (albeit distant) memory, your fave singers are turning into your new favorite actors instead! So it’s like they never left (almost)!

Sure, some musicians who used to be part of a popular group tried their hand at acting a little bit while making music, but these people got serious about the career following the split. So, if (and when) your favorite band breaks up, remember that all hope is not lost; any one of the members could hit the big screen (and possibly win an Oscar) when you least expect it!