Justin Bieber's Memoir Gets Dramatic Reading
Upon its release last week, Justin Bieber's memoir "First Step 2 Forever: My Story" introduced the world to the 16-year-old pop star's musings on music, girls and his hair. 80-year-old actor Gordon Pinsent riffed on the high drama during a sketch on Canadian comedy show "This Hour Has 22 Minutes," in which he performed the most memorable selections from "First Step 2 Forever."
Wearing a gray suit and bowtie, Pinsent sits fireside and appears moved by Bieber's words; after reading about the singer's Bart Simpson-esque botched haircut, the actor wipes his eyes and says, "Dear God... what he must have gone through." The clip ends with Pinsent staring longingly at Bieber's face on the book cover and saying, "Oh, the girls... the grilled cheese... I wish I was you."
Poking fun at Bieber is already winning new fans for self-proclaimed "Canadian icon" Pinsent, best known to U.S. audiences for his performances in "Away From Her" and "The Shipping News." Since debuting on "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" on Tuesday, the sketch has earned over 91,000 views on YouTube.