Justin Bieber is playing Jason McCann on the premiere of CSI , which is scheduled to air on September 23. He is going to be portraying a troubled kid who has to make a horrific decision about his only brother in the story line of this episode. His decision leads to an “explosive confrontation” with the CSI team, according to the New York Times.
Bieber has a large collection of fans spanning decades in age differences, so putting him on the seasons premiere will really start CSI off with capturing a good portion of the ratings that week, The part that is hard to imagine is the angel faced and sweet acting Bieber as a troubled kid having an “explosive confrontation” with the law. Does he have this ability?
Whether or not he can act, one thing is for sure, his fans will be behind him 100%. They are very protective of Bieber. A few months back he made no bones about telling the world he had a crush on Kim Kardashian and within the day Kardashian was getting death threats from his fans, according to MTV.
If Bieber’s acting isn’t up to par and the reviews say so, his fans will defend him to no end. Although there is always a chance that the teen might surprise everyone and do a bang up job.
Some of the scenarios Bieber may be better suited for portraying would be a rich kid who is spoiled and breaking the law because he is bored, or a high school student getting picked on in school by a bully, or any other role that may go with his looks and demeanor. Bad boy with an explosive anger scene may be a bit of a stretch.
The 16 year old Canadian born singer certainly doesn’t need the exposure or the money he will make for his appearance on CSI, but Bieber may be trying out a new venue in his young life. He would not be the first singer to take a jump into acting. Many recording artists have stayed with just doing quest shots on shows and then there are some that were able to make a career jump into acting. Cher is one of the artists that come to mind, along with her one of a kind voice, she was able to become a serious actress. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Moonstruck, along with many other honors and awards for her roles in movies.
Bieber may want to try his hand out acting, and getting a part in a movie would be an easy thing for him to do, even if he is not a good actor. With his popularity a movie producer is bound to see the potential money maker Bieber would be in a teen movie. This may just be the start of something for this teenage heart throb.
It sounds as if Bieber will be appearing in more than one of the CSI episodes, the press release for CSI makes a reference to the story line continuing and picking up later on in the season. The CSI episode that Bieber will be appearing in is based on a true story.
Again, only time will tell what this too cute and gentle appearing teen will be able to do with his role on CSI, especially when the part requires Bieber to become a character just the opposite of who he really is.
References: MTV, NY Times.