Alison Brie Hilariously Recalls Seeing Justin Bieber in an Italian Pool Singing About Pasta

In a recent interview, Alison Brie revealed she eavesdropped on Justin Bieber during a random run-in at an Italian pool. Scroll on for the funny story.

By Mona Thomas Nov 18, 2020 1:56 PMTags
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Justin Bieber got that yummy, yummy pasta.

During a Nov. 18 interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Alison Brie recalled the time she and her husband Dave Franco had a strange yet hilarious run-in with the Grammy winner. 

"My husband Dave was shooting a movie in Italy, I had a few days off," the actress, who introduced the "Holy" singer at the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards, began, "so I flew out to meet him and we went to this very small remote town to stay at this little hotel we'd stay'd at once before for a weekend getaway."

The Glow star explained how she knew "things were awry" when "a large group of young women at the entrance of the hotel" and noticed "helicopters and drones" flying around while they were laying by the pool. 

"So hours go by, it's 5 p.m., no one's there, everyone's left, Dave and I are the last people at the pool, we're buried in our books," she said. "Then I hear a young gentleman come out to the pool, I hear him order some food...Penne, penne pasta, good choice."

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Alison continued, "So then the guy gets to the pool, I still can't see him because I've been reading and he starts singing to himself. And this guy is just in the pool swimming and singing like, ‘Penne pasta, penne pasta, penne penne penne.' I look to Dave and he's clocking who the guy is and the look on his face, I'm like, ‘Who is it? Do we know him?' And Dave is like, ‘You wouldn't believe me if I told you.'"

The 37-year-old then confirmed she put her book down and spotted the singer. "I have to say, it was delightful in the moment," she told Jimmy Kimmel. "But hours later Dave and I are brushing our teeth, getting ready for bed and the two of us, ‘Penne pasta, penne pasta.' To this day, we're just like, ‘It was catchy. That guy's got a gift for music.'"    

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