Dating One Direction’s Harry Styles taught TV beauty Emily Atack a useful lesson – if you go out with boyband stars, don’t tweet about it.
The Inbetweeners actress is still licking her wounds after an online savaging by angry Styles fans, each one outraged to find he is not saving himself just for her.
“I learned that, with Twitter, you maybe have to think before you tweet,” Emily, 24, admitted.
Not that she had planned to discuss the 20-year-old pop idol.We met so Emily could talk about Almost Married, her new film which opens this Friday.It’s easy to see why Styles was attracted to the girl who played Charlotte in The Inbetweeners – and his Directioner fans were jealous.The honey-coloured hair falls halfway down her back, the blue eyes sparkle, the hourglass figure is in a skintight blue-checked dress. But when the subject of Harry came up, she blushed and wailed: “I just can’t talk about it.I’m a natural blabbermouth and it always gets me into trouble.” She first spotted Harry when he popped up on The X Factor in 2010.
On her Twitter page at the time, she wrote: “Does Harry from One Direction HAVE to be 16?! Then there’d be only One Direction he’d be going – to the bedroom! In May 2012 it was rumoured Emily and Harry were dating, although she did not confirm it at the time.
Then last August she admitted: “Yeah, we had a short-lived thing. “Harry and I had fun, then went in opposite directions.
We haven’t spoken in a while.” Now Harry is just a fling of the past and Emily is in relationship with male model Jack Vacher, 20.
When she first clapped eyes on him he was 18 and working in a shop near the Bedfordshire home she shares with her younger sister Martha. I don’t have a bad word to say about him.” “He’s a free spirit, like me. But he’s off to Japan on modelling assignments soon.” Professionally, Emily continues to be much in demand.
They have been together for 18 months but laughing Emily admitted she chased Jack. Apart from Dancing On Ice in 2010 and Channel 4’s The Inbetweeners, she has made three films back-to-back. Emily plays Lydia, who is engaged to Kyle (Philip Mc Ginley). A lot of parts I’ve played required me to get nearly naked and snog boys. “You kind of forget you’re standing there in your pants.” Emily’s comedy hero is Friends star Jennifer Aniston. Fit and funny, that’s what I’m aiming for.” Many would say she’s already cracked it.
She recalled: “I started talking to him and got his phone number. A spoof zombie movie, Ibiza Undead, is out in the autumn, followed by The Hoarder, a psychological thriller with Mischa Barton. On his stag night, he catches an embarrassing disease in a brothel and is banned from sex for three months, But he is due to wed Lydia soon… Emily, whose mum is actress and singer Kate Robbins, spends much of the movie wearing very little.