Hundreds of Justin Bieber fans filled the L.A. Live complex Tuesday for the premiere of the pop star's first movie, "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never."
The film, a mix of concert, biopic and documentary elements, "Never Say Never" depicts the 16-year-old's rise from street performer in Canada to a YouTube phenomenon to an international pop star. Bieber is the protege of R&B singer Usher. He has collaborated with many music stars, such as Ludacris and Sean Kingston. He is so popular that he is often seen with scores of female fans following him around.
"We just wanted to see if we could get a glimpse of Justin," 15-year-old fan Hanna Hamersley told The Associated Press.
"It's really, really important to me because it's about my fans, it's about my journey and how my fans got me here," Bieber told KABC Television reporter George Pennacchio at Tuesday's premiere. "It's crazy because I have such a great relationship with my fans using Twitter, MySpace, Facebook and all that stuff. I'm really glad they're here with me."
As for Bieber's next steps, he might take the Justin Timberlake route and star taking his acting career more seriously. The young pop star has had a recurring role on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and when asked if acting was in his future, the singer replied, "Yes, for sure."
The film hits theaters on Friday, Feburary 11.