Justin Bieber Authorizes ‘One Less Lonely Girl’ for Aubrey Plaza’s Comedy My Old Ass

  • Director Megan Park expresses excitement during Sundance Q&A about securing permission from Justin Bieber to use his song “One Less Lonely Girl” in the film “My Old Ass.”
  • “One Less Lonely Girl” is a special song for Bieber’s fans, often performed at his concerts where he selects a lucky girl to serenade.
  • Director Megan Park wanted the film to evoke nostalgia and bring joy to viewers’ lives, using a soundtrack influenced by her Canadian roots. Aubrey Plaza praises Park’s unique transportation choices during filming.

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The film “My Old Ass” was granted permission by Justin Bieber to use his song “One Less Lonely Girl,” much to the surprise and delight of the team. Director Megan Park expressed her excitement during a post-screening Q&A at the Sundance Film Festival. The film follows the story of a Canadian teenager named Elliot who experiments with mushrooms and has hallucinations, including one where she performs Bieber’s song.

“One Less Lonely Girl” holds a special place in the hearts of Bieber’s fans and is often performed by him at his concerts, where he selects one lucky girl to serenade. Maisy Stella, who plays Elliot in the film, jokingly mentioned that Bieber had watched the scene featuring his song at the Q&A.

Director Megan Park, who has Canadian roots, explained that she wanted the film to have a soundtrack influenced by her background and to evoke nostalgia for viewers’ childhood. She wanted the film to be an escape and bring joy to people’s lives.

Aubrey Plaza, who plays an older version of Elliot in the film, praised Park and her unique transportation choices during filming. Plaza shared how Park jet skied to work and even picked her up for their initial meeting on a paddle boat, which made Plaza question what she had gotten herself into but ultimately felt right.

Overall, the use of Bieber’s song in “My Old Ass” was a welcomed surprise for the team, adding an extra layer of excitement and nostalgia to the film.

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