[artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist] might be one of a handful of pop stars to make a cameo on “CSI,” but he has certainly left his mark on the cast and the crew of the hit CBS crime drama. When Bieber hits the small screen Thursday night (September 23) for his performance as Jason McCann, he will certainly leave fans stunned by his acting chops, one of the show’s producers told MTV News.
“I thought that he did a really good job. We only had Justin for a day, for 10 and a half hours, and he had a lot of work crammed into those 10 and a half hours,” executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said about the first of Bieber’s two appearances on the show. “And he had one super big scene, and the scene was an interrogation scene in the police department with [actor] George Eads, and George actually took Justin under his wing.”
Why did the veteran “CSI” actor feel that Biebs was worthy of his mentorship? “George said that when he was just starting out, Tom Selleck took him under his wing, so I think he tried to return that kindness, and he really had some time to work the material,” she explained. “We built in some time, and I thought that scene was really good, and Justin had a couple of scenes where he didn’t have a lot of dialogue or no dialogue and then two pretty heavy scenes.”
Noting that Bieber did a “really good job” with the heavier work, Mendelsohn added that Bieber has some acting chops. “It’s hard for any accomplished, mature actor to come on the set and fall right into character and do your work, so kudos to Justin,” she said.
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