Justin Bieber’s short filmography only includes brief cameos in movies like Zoolander 2 and Men in Black 3, but the pop star recently decided that High School Musical star Zac Efron could benefit from his acting advice.
Bieber, 22, reportedly chatted with Efron, 28, during a July 23 visit to his fellow former teen heartthrob’s Hollywood home. According to Us Weekly, Justin Bieber and his entourage had been partying at 1 Oak and the Doheny Room, which aren’t too far from Zac Efron’s house, and they decided to drop by the actor’s abode. Justin was in the mood to talk show business, and he was seemingly concerned about the direction Zac’s career is taking.
According to an insider who overheard the guys’ conservation, Justin told Zac that he needs to “be more selective about the roles he takes.” Justin Bieber prefaced his criticism by saying that he’s a big fan of Zac Efron, so it appears as though he wasn’t trying to offend the actor.
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As Billboard reports, Zac Efron has been acting since he was 11-years-old. However, he didn’t get angry or upset that a younger star who has scored few acting roles dared to openly express disapproval of his career choices. Even though Justin Bieber “kind of went in on Zac,” the actor patiently listened to him and reportedly “appreciated” his advice.
Zac Efron has tried to put his squeaky-clean Disney teen days far behind him by starring in raunchy rated-R comedies like Neighbors, Dirty Grandpa, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the most recent of these, Mike and Dave, exceeded its box office expectations. So while Justin Bieber might not agree with Efron’s raunchy movie choices, filmgoers seem to enjoy them.
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Justin Bieber once had aspirations to follow in the footsteps of fellow Calvin Klein model Mark Wahlberg by making the move from making music to starring in movies. In 2011, Wahlberg revealed that he was producing a movie about the world of street basketball, and he wanted Justin Bieber to costar in the film. However, there have been no recent updates on the project. Last June, Wahlberg told ABC Radio that the script was finished and the movie may eventually get made, but he was rethinking his plan to star alongside Bieber.
“At one point we were talking about, like, maybe him and Kevin Hart, and me just producing it,” Wahlberg said. “But it’s a possibility.”
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According to TMZ, Jeremy Jackson, the actor who played Hobie Buchannon on the Baywatch TV series, has said that he believes Justin Bieber should have been cast as Hobie in the upcoming Baywatch movie starring Dwayne Johnson. However, Zac Efron is also starring in the movie, meaning it’s possible that Baywatch is one of Zac’s career choices that Justin has an issue with. If this is the case, the Biebs probably wasn’t interested in playing the son of Dwayne Johnson’s character.
However, Justin Bieber didn’t turn down the opportunity to work alongside Baywatch star David Hasselhoff. According to Entertainment Tonight, Justin Bieber voices KITT the talking Knight Rider car in the upcoming movie Killing Hasselhoff.
According to the National, Killing Hasselhoff is a low-budget film about a guy (Ken Jeong) who tries to win a celebrity death pool by hiring a hit man to murder David Hasselhoff. There’s no word on when the movie will be released.
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