By Sierra Marquina
Max George from The Wanted phoned in from Tokyo to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about everything from their upcoming E! reality show and his dirty room to bandmate Nathan Sykes’ recovery post-vocal cord surgery.
As for his dirty room, Max joked: “I thought it was alright to be honest.” He adds that living in Los Angeles while filming their show The Wanted Life was, “a little bit different than being in Manchester in England.”
Still, he says, “I could definitely get used to it. First of all, it was nice to wake up every morning and see the whole of the city … that was just insane. But it was the little things to me that meant the most, like having your own bar, your own swimming pool, and the run of Los Angeles. I felt like a king.”
And in true Wanted manner, the boys not only trashed their kitchen and jacuzzi, but also had things like underwear hanging from the chandeliers.
So who’s underwear was that?!
“I’m not sure,” Max laughs. “I think we’ll have to watch [the show]. I think we’ll find out a lot of mysteries when we see it.”
Aside from learning who’s underwear it is, Max adds people will learn more about him and the band personally.
“I think I’m probably going to learn a few things about myself I didnt know. I think one thing [people will learn], is definitely the bond I have with my brother … and the bond I have with my mom … I’m very, very close with them two.”
And Max is just as close with his bandmates. “As a group, I think people will realize when we say we get on like brothers we actually do. I think a lot of the time, bands have to say that or if they didn’t people will think surely it doesn’t work. But we geniuely do really get on and we don’t just work together, we actually do everything else away from work most of the time with each other, as well. [And] we actually do party as much as we say we do.”
As for how Nathan is doing after his vocal cord surgery last month, Max revealed: ”He’s okay. His voice hasn’t come back properly yet, but they said that could take months and I spoke to him the other day by email and he said the operation was successful, but it could take a long time, but we all have our fingers crossed for him.”
And although Nathan may be out, the boys haven’t stopped performing. “That’s a little bit weird because he has a huge voice and he’s such a presence.” However, Max jokes, “It’s so much more relaxed and we are on time for everything … it’s really weird.”
Catch the premiere of The Wanted Life June 2 on 10/9c on E!