Meet the Artist: Justin Bieber
If you think your tween has Bieber Fever now, wait until the February release of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, a film about the singer's life -- all 16 years of it. We asked him to give us a sneak peek. Here's what he had to say.
Parents: Why should people see Justin Bieber: Never Say Never?
Justin Bieber: I wanted to make this movie because it tells the real story of my life. It gives fans the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes in my career. It's a thank-you to my fans for their support.
Parents: What's your favorite movie?
Justin Bieber: Rocky IV.
Parents: How did you become a singer?
Justin Bieber: My mom posted videos on YouTube of me at a local singing competition, so family could see how I did. My manager saw the videos, and the rest is history.
Parents: What kinds of music do you like to listen to?
Justin Bieber: All kinds from classic rock to hip-hop.
Parents: Why did you get into singing?
Justin Bieber: My passion for music is what drives me.
Parents: How do you feel when you are on stage? And does having so many fans get scary?
Justin Bieber: It feels amazing on stage. The energy is something I feed off of... it's a feeling like no other that I can't explain.
Parents: What job would you want to have if you weren't a singer?
Justin Bieber: I always dreamed of playing professional hockey, but a job where I could help people would be awesome. I'd probably go work for Pencils of Promise [a nonprofit that builds sustainable schools in many parts of the developing world].
Parents: Favorite team?
Justin Bieber: Toronto Maple Leafs. Go Leafs!
Parents: Best subject in school?
Justin Bieber: I like English literature because I enjoy reading and writing.
Parents: What are you reading?
Justin Bieber: Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a favorite of mine now.
Parents: What's your favorite food?
Justin Bieber: Spaghetti Bolognese.
Parents: Is it weird seeing kids all over the world with your hair style?
Justin Bieber: Ha-ha! I wouldn't say weird... it's flattering.
Parents: What do you wish you didn't have to keep talking about in the press? It's the hair, right?
Justin Bieber: Well, I like to focus on my music because it's really what's most important to me and I'd like to think people enjoy me for my music. The rest is just extra--so what's important to me is what I like to talk about the most.
Parents: What's the hardest part of being famous? Best part?
Justin Bieber: The hardest part of being famous is that lately I've just been working a lot, but I'm not complaining at ALL because this is a dream come true. I'm getting to experience so many amazing things. I'm grateful to God for all of these opportunities.
Parents: Do you travel a lot and do you miss your family?
Justin Bieber: I travel 100 percent of the time, and I miss my family a lot, but my mom is on the road with me so she's a little piece of home I get to take along.
Parents: What's your favorite TV Show?
Justin Bieber: I don't really get a chance to watch much TV. But I like the shows Smallville and Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
Parents: Do you wish you were a normal kid, or is this all you ever wanted to do?
Justin Bieber: Sometimes I miss my friends and family back home, but I wouldn't trade this for anything.
Parents: Coolest thing that you've done recently?
Justin Bieber: Met the president of the United States.
Parents: What are you most looking forward to?
Justin Bieber: Hanging out with my friends and family during the holiday season.
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