I actually lobbied for this job. This is probably the closest I’ll get in my whole lifetime to seeing anything similar to Beatlemania. The access we got, the stories we tell … I just think it’s remarkable.
But Zayn, Louis and Liam dismissed the claims, saying the Liverpudlian foursome were "in a league of their own" and "much cooler than us".
Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne will attend a world premiere in London tomorrow and dedicated fans are already camping in Leicester Square in a bid to catch a glimpse of their idols.
Harry and Niall told ITV News the band felt a sense of "responsibility" towards their fans as their "role models" and that they "hoped to do it justice".
The band added that the film shows it was their loyal fans who helped propel them to international fame.
I think at the moment we just want to see how this one goes to be honest with you. It's so nerve-wracking making the film and stuff. I was thinking the other day when we sit in the premiere and everybody is actually watching it on the big screen it's going to be amazing but I don't know, maybe we'll see how this one goes, see if people like it.
Harry said the experience was "really strange" but at the same time "it kind of didn't make that much of a difference".
It was kind of just getting on with the day but there was someone in your way when you tried to get out of a door.
Louis said one advantage of making the film was it helped them remember everything that had happened to them in the last few years.
Because so much is happening to us you kind of just lose it all. It's great just to sit back and watch it back and remember and relive those moments.
Asked why there was no sex or drugs in the film, Harry joked: "This is a family press conference."
Louis added: "We like to think we're rock 'n' roll but we're not really."