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Shawn Mendes Has Some Words For His 20-Year-Old Self After Watching His Documentary

"Not that I’m all wise and mature now that I’m 22," said Shawn. 🥺

Narcity joined an intimate press conference with Shawn Mendes and Grant Singer, the director of his new documentary Shawn Mendes: In Wonder

Mendes sat on the patio of where he's currently staying in Miami and discussed the unseen moments behind the new Netflix documentary. 

"Regardless of all the fame and all the celebrity nonsense, it’s really precious being 20 years old," he said. 

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[...] if you do it justice you can capture something that is the birth of an adult and the birth of someone realizing who they are and I think that’s what Grant did so well. Shawn Mendes

Mendes said that the director did such a great job of making it about "a 20-year-old guy who also happens to be a famous musician," instead of focusing on the fame and his relationship like he thinks the media wants to see. 

“I mean, it’s amazing. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like for me to watch that back in 30 years." 

Though, the singer did say that watching the doc for the first time gave him a chance to see some of his patterns as a person, things you can't catch as "a person in live time."

He found that he puts a lot of pressure on himself, so much so that he said "dude, you gotta give yourself a break, you put so much pressure on yourself" to his 20-year-old self. 

Though, none of this was said with any shred of negativity.

"It was beautiful because I was able to have this real love and respect for myself that I think I only got because of the film," Shawn continued. He also commended Singer on his artistry with the documentary throughout the conference.