Justin Bieber wants to act, asked David Spade & Adam Sandler for advice

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In “Dear God, why?” news, it seems Justin Bieber has caught the acting bug. The 23-year-old singer, in between his text exchanges with Marilyn Manson, is out looking for advice on possibly kickstarting a career in front of the camera. And where you might think he would have sought out acclaimed actors such as, oh I don’t know, Tom Hanks or Denzel Washington for advice, he instead talked to the men who brought you Billy Madison and Joe Dirt.

According to US Magazine, Justin had a “working dinner” with Adam Sandler and David Spade last month where he “pick[ed] their brains about breaking into the film industry.” The guys bonded over beef at Morton’s steakhouse after the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief telethon on September 12. The meeting was arranged by Justin’s manager, Scooter Braun, who headed up the benefit. David posted a photo of with Adam and Justin that night, captioning the shot, “When the chef from Benihana’s comes to your table. Great night raising money with everyone. You gotta love the beebs.” Do you really, David?

As a source told US, Justin is “trying to educate himself about the industry and learn more about it,” adding “He wants to break into acting and directing/producing.” And, after this epic meeting, the source reported that “They had a great time! Justin had a lot of questions for them about the movie world.”

Woof. Who asked for this? Justin’s screen experience to date has been in the challenging role of “himself” in two documentaries, 2011’s Never Say Never and 2013’s Believe and a quick cameo in Zoolander 2 (which is quite possibly the worst sequel of all time). His one foray into acting on the small screen was on a two-episode arc on CSI, where he played a serial killer. The only good thing that came out of it for non-fans was the schadenfreude of (spoiler)watching his character die in a rain of gunfire.

There were the initial murmurs of big screen Bieber last November when Justin was asked about a concert film documenting his Purpose world tour. He responded “I don’t know yet. We haven’t really discussed it yet” and went on to say “So hopefully we do a Purpose tour movie. If not, I’ll be doing other movies, which will be pretty cool.”

This whole thing could just be part of Justin’s emergence from a “dark patch” in his life. A source close to him recently told PEOPLE that “He was just not himself. He was profoundly unhappy. Exhausted, low energy. He was just miserable. He needed to step back, recalibrate, and then figure out his next move.” Let’s all hope this “next move” isn’t a movie.

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Justin Bieber takes his new 'fling' to Church Service in Beverly Hills

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10 Responses to “Justin Bieber wants to act, asked David Spade & Adam Sandler for advice”

  1. Lightpurple says:

    Because when you think “acting legends” you think Adam Sandler and David Spade. If you’re incredibly drunk and recovering from brain trauma.

  2. Erinn says:

    Well I mean, at least he’s not aiming to be the next Oscar winner? He’s not setting a ridiculous bar.

    Honestly, I’m not opposed to this plan. If he wants to keep busy (and out of trouble) and is aiming for attainable kinds of gigs, go for it. He could easily have a part in some dumb teen show or something like that – goodness knows there’s plenty of mediocre (at best) people with consistent jobs. I’m not going to give him a hard time for wanting a routine and wanting to work as long as he’s willing to put the effort in.

  3. Serene Wolf says:

    You’re so funny, Corey.
    Thanks for the laughs!!

  4. Neelyo says:

    I guess he was meeting with them to learn how NOT to act.

  5. swak says:

    Sounds like Scooter Braun is running out of money because Justin cancelled the rest of his tour. Must of missed him on CSI (thank goodness).

  6. fortheloveof says:

    No matter how old JB gets, no matter how many times we’re told he’s “matured”, no matter how many excuses about how young he was when he got famous, he’s still a spoiled, entitled, self-centered, hateful piece of shit. I mean, all we have to do is check out that interview with his church friends to figure out how zero things have changed in his view of the world. I just can’t with him.

  7. PamelaJudy says:

    Maybe he should be reaching out to Kirk Cameron and getting in on his crazy Christian movies, seeing as he’s all about the church these days.

  8. StillTotalled says:

    (ready to dodge thrown objects)
    (Clears throat)
    Uh, you know what?
    He wasn’t half bad on CSI.

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