(NEW YORK) — Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber made a joint appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night to promote their revival of the MTV series Punk’d.
Bieber made Kutcher feel old by joking he was three or four years old when the original version of Punk’d, starring Kutcher, aired. In truth, Punk’d aired from 2003-2007, concluding when Bieber was in his early teens.
Bieber said he’s always been a prankster, so Punk’d was a natural fit for him. He pulls a fast one on Taylor Swift in the premiere episode, pretending that she ruined a wedding staged on a boat by setting off fireworks. He told Jimmy Kimmel, “She’s such a sweet girl that I wanted to make her cry.”
Kutcher recalled discovering Bieber on Twitter and YouTube, before he became a megastar. He said his producing partner tipped him off that Bieber was eager to re-launch Punk’d, and Kutcher readily agreed.
The new version of Punk’d, premiering March 29, will feature a series of hosts.
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