Michael Madsen: "I Didn't Enjoy Slapping Justin Bieber Around In His New Video"
3 August 2012, 09:52 | Updated: 3 August 2012, 09:57
The 'Boyfriend' star takes a beating from the actor during the promo for 'As Long As You Love Me'.
Reservoir Dogs star Michael Madsen has confessed that he found Justin Bieber "very respectful" on the set of his new music video for 'As Long As You Love Me' making it hard for him to enjoy the on screen beating he gives to the teen.
The 'Somebody To Love' singer debuted the new promo this week - which features the Canadian running away with the actor's daughter during the short film
"I didn't exactly enjoy slapping him around," he told MTV News. "Had he been a p****, had he been a brat, you know, I might have had fun with that. But he was actually, he was the opposite."
The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate also revealed how much of a pleasure it was to work with the singer.
"He was very respectful, very respectful and decent to me," he admitted. "I think he wanted it to be well-done. I don't think he was blowing it off. I think that I've been around enough to know I can tell if somebody isn't really doing their job or taking what they do seriously.
"And I could tell from early on in the morning that he was. He wanted it to be right. He wanted it to be specific and had a good car, a '68 Charger.
"That's a pretty b****ing car, you know? I saw that damn thing parked in front of the house and I went 'Wow, I hope that's mine.' But they put me in a Rolls Royce; not too bad at all."
He was also asked if he thought Justin had a future in acting with Micheal thinking he should stick to his music.
"He had good eye contact. He was focused. He didn't have a double. I think he should leave the acting up to me," he joked. "He can sing though. See I can't do that. It goes both ways. He can sing his head off and he's damn good at it, and I couldn't get close to that. He does his thing, and I do mine."
The Hollywood star also praised the track, admitting he hadn't had the chance to listen to much of his music before the role.
"I hadn't heard much of his music before. I wouldn't be in exactly the age range to listen to Justin Bieber, ok?" he said. "It's not like I'm tuning in for it, but I did, I do like that song. I like that song a lot. It's very pretty. It's nice."
The video received around four million views in the first 24 hours since going online and follows on from his other 'Believe' single 'Boyfriend'.
Justin is also up for Best Male Video at the MTV VMA's 2012 for the promo.