The 'Can't Say No' singer, whose debut album Contrast entered at number one on the UK chart this weekend, admitted that he has always been more interested in drama than music.
"Until the age of about 15 it was the only thing, my main passion," The Sun quotes him as saying.
"I'd love to go back to it one day, if I reach where I want to go in the music industry."
The 19-year-old added: "Going on to acting would be amazing and I've always enjoyed it.
"I used to go to a drama school in Brighton at the weekend outside my own normal school."
Maynard recently shared his distaste at being branded the British Justin Bieber, saying: "It's better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."