Justin Bieber will show his “tough character” in new documentary Believe, according to director Jon Chu.
The filmmaker recently completed work on the project, the 19-year-old singer’s his second feature length behind-the-scenes film.
Jon spoke to MTV News about his plans to help Justin put negative rumors to rest, and he said he learned a lot about the young star in the process.
“I got both sides. I got the side when I wasn’t around him to read these stories and be like ‘That doesn’t sound like him.’ And I got the side of when I actually was with him and seeing these reports come out,” he said.
“A lot of them [are] just not true and it mostly made me feel like, made me question how we get our news and how we get our media more than anything else. But, that said, I think being around him it showed me the character he has, the tough character he has.”
Justin has had his share of unfavorable press this year. The teenager broke up with longterm girlfriend Selena Gomez, has been involved in disputes with his neighbors over allegations of reckless driving and recently began posting pictures online of his graffiti, getting the attention of police in South America.
Despite all of the controversy, Jon says Justin appears to have his head in the right place.
“When he makes a mistake, he realises it. And he corrects himself and he is open to people telling him, ‘You made a mistake.’ But at the same time he’s not doing… all these things that people interpret aren’t what they are. And I think you get some of those true stories and you get to experience from his side what sometimes what actually happens,” he explained. “It’s crazy how fast we get our information now and how inaccurate it can be sometimes. So we get to explore a little bit of that. Not saying he’s a perfect kid, but he’s a good kid. This is why I would do this movie.”
Believe is scheduled for a Christmas Day release.
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