Where do we start? Justin Bieber, Tom Hanks, and Carly Rae-Jepsen were filmed dancing and lip-synching to an unreleased Jepsen song with a troop of dancers around the streets of SoHo, New York City on Monday afternoon, February 16.
The trio were shooting a music video for Jepsen’s music video for her upcoming single, “I Really Like You.” It’s rumored the shoot may also be used in a car commercial for Fiat, but that is not confirmed.
From pictures, Hanks, 58, recently seen hamming it up with an array of stars on Saturday Night Live’s rowdy 40th-year anniversary show, looked as if he was loving every minute of filming.
The Hollywood actor is a good pal of Carly and Justin’s manager, Scooter Braun.
He famously got his party on while dressed as a rabbi at Braun’s wedding to Yael Cohen in Canada, last July, which Jepsen and the Biebs attended and performed at.
It’s not surprising that the two singers are shooting a music video together.
In January 2012, the Biebs heard Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” during a visit to Canada. He reportedly recommended that Braun sign his fellow Canadian to School Boy Records (and Interscope for distribution), as her song continued to eat up radios around the world.
Bystanders in SoHo filmed Instagram videos of Hanks, Bieber, and Jepsen dancing up a storm in synchronized routines that looked like Broadway numbers.
Which should have made Carly feel right at home after her stint playing Cinderella.
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Pics suggest all three stars gave their all, as they swung their arms about and stomped to a playback of Carly’s record on what looked like bitterly cold day in New York.
Veteran thespian Hanks looked as if he felt the cold more than his younger co-stars. The Forrest Gump star wrapped up in a beige coat, blue scarf and leather gloves.
Carly was also covered up in tight, black pants, a white shirt, embroidered black top, faux fur jacket, and booties.
Justin wore his standard uniform of loose black pants, matching jacket, a white T-shirt, and boots.
“@carlyraejepsen @scooterbraun today was a great day. I need some rest ), Justin wrote on Twitter after the shoot wrapped, adding, “#IReallyLikeYou video is gonna be amazing.”
Braun chimed back “@carlyraejepsen @justinbieber I think we have another smash on our hands ) #IReallyLikeYou special day!”
Meanwhile, Justin hit the skies a while after taking part in the extravaganza. The-20-year-old icon posted an Instagram selfie which showed him standing on the steps of his private jet at night.
So is the Biebs heading back to the West Coast? We’ll have to wait and see. But one thing is certain, he had a good time in NYC over Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
A few days ago he tweeted “Loving Nyc” amid a social whirl that often included model pal Hailey Baldwin. Stops saw Justin rock up to Kanye West’s show with adidas on Thursday wearing a Michael Jackson-esque red jacket.
After a ping pong victory over hip hop rapper Action Bronson the next day and paying the tab of five NYPD officers in a diner, the singer was spotted leaving the Up and Down club with Hailey in the wee hours on Valentine’s Day.
Later that Saturday, Justin and veteran supermodel Naomi Campbell caused quite the stir by holding hands at her Fashion Relief show to benefit the Ebola Survival Fund.
Bieber also hung out with Kim Kardashian and Kanye at Dave Chappelle’s comedy show at the Gramercy Theater, and was later seen on Monday’s edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show prank calling a fan to mostly hilarious effect.
It’s been a full on few days for the “Confident” superstar.
What better way to end it all than dancing through the streets of New York City in a music video with Carly Rae Jepsen and Tom Hanks?