Justin Timberlake spills: Nude scenes, Jessica Biel and Britney Spears
Touching on everything from his nude scenes with costar Mila Kunis in "Benefits" to his love and protection of ex-girlfriend Jessica Biel, a new interview even sees Timberlake time-traveling to his days dating Britney Spears.
"She is the single-handedly most significant person in my life," Timberlake tells Vanity Fair of Biel, with whom he parted ways in March. "In my 30 years, she is the most special person, O.K.? ... I don’t want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me -- for instance, her."
Those 30 years Timberlake has under his belt saw a kind of teen stardom only a select few share, like the aforementioned Spears. During the height of their Tiger Beat reign, they were pop's royal couple. Justin, however, regards that time as a past life.
"We were two birds of the same feather -- small-town kids, doing the same thing. But then you become adults, and the way you were as kids doesn’t make any sense. I won’t speak on her, but at least for me, I was a totally different person,” he said.
“I wish her the best -- that goes without saying. We haven’t spoken in nine or 10 years.”
Acting is undoubtedly his new passion, but even that work is finite for Timberlake. His shirtless days, for instance, are numbered.
"I can’t say I’m going to be butt-naked in a movie again," he says of his body-baring in "Benefits." He and Kunis play a platonic couple using one another for no-consequence thrills.
"I only did it because I’m young now, and everything’s where it’s supposed to be. I figured this is the time, before gravity gets the best of me."
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Justin Timberlake ponders while he poses in December 2010. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times