Up to now, Justin Bieber has been a sweet, smiling bearer of good cheer — not to mention catchy hooks — in the pop universe. But the 16-year-old star might just be getting ready to show off his mischievous side in a revival of MTV’s Punk’d.
According to Deadline, Bieber is in final negotiations to host a reboot of the celeb-pranking reality show created by Ashton Kutcher, who will exec produce this new version. (A source close to the production confirms to EW that the Biebs will be “involved” with a reboot but would not say whether he’ll actually be hosting.) That means a Twitter team-up of Bieber (the site’s No. 4 most-followed user) and Kutcher (No. 3); something tells us the site’s birdie mascot is already fluffing its feathers in anticipation.
We’re not entirely sure whether or not Bieber’s fanbase would be on board for a series that shows off the darker side of their tween idol. (Remember, Punk’d is the show that made Justin Timberlake cry and nearly gave heart attacks to the likes of Beyoncé, Mandy Moore, and Zac Efron.) Kutcher pulled it off with frat-guy charm, but we haven’t seen that part of Bieber yet. Is it possible the “Somebody to Love” singer has just been looking for somebody to punk all along?
Do you think a Bieber-hosted Punk’d sounds like a good idea? Or should he leave the sneak attacks to the grown-ups? Sound off in the comments!