If you're a mega-successful musician looking to break into acting, you might turn to accomplished actors like Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, or Leo DiCaprio for advice. Not so for Justin Bieber, who has reportedly handpicked prolific comedians Adam Sandler and David Spade to be his mentors as he attempts to make the transition from troubled pop star to (hopefully) not-so-troubled actor.
An anonymous source recently shared this intel with Us Weekly. "Justin Bieber asked Adam Sandler and David Spade out to dinner to pick their brains about breaking into the film industry," the insider said. "They had a great time! Justin had a lot of questions for them about the movie world." The source added, "He is trying to educate himself about the industry and learn more about it. He wants to break into acting and directing/producing." The dinner reportedly took place at the upscale Morton's The Steakhouse in Woodland Hills on September 12, after the trio had all participated in the Hand in Hand telethon for hurricane relief at the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles.
Apparently, Bieber, who is currently taking a break from music in order to "rededicate his life to Christ," is no longer content to play himself onscreen, as he did in his Never Say Never and Believe documentaries, Zoolander 2, and the direct-to-DVD Killing Hasselhoff, nor will he settle for the bit roles he took on in CSI, Men in Black 3, and Behaving Badly. In seeking the guidance of Sandler and Spade, the 23-year-old could be angling for a spot in the Saturday Night Live cast or, perhaps, a Razzie Award–winning role in a sequel to Sandler and Spade's much-maligned 2011 film Jack and Jill.
The "Purpose" singer has previously spoken about his theatrical ambitions. "I'm still young. I still have so many personal and professional goals I want to achieve. I want to keep creating music for my fans," Bieber said in a January 2015 interview with Karl Lagerfeld for V magazine. "One day I hope to make strides into movies and fashion as well. I want to share my creativity with the world." If he can belieb it, he can achieve it.
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