'In Time': Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried on action, 'Alpha Dog' reunion
Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and other stars of “In Time” arrived at the movie’s premiere Thursday in futuristic style, cruising up to the red carpet in the jet-black, no-door-handles limos featured in the film. More of the retro-inspired cars were on display at the premiere’s after-party, which transformed a Beverly Hills parking garage into a “Time Zone.”
The festivities stayed true to the time theme with all kinds of clocks scattered throughout the party’s tables, a wall of graffiti-painted phrases like “killing time” and “time will tell” and green-lighting the same color as the bioluminescent clock on the arms of the “In Time” characters.
Plenty of action comes with the film’s high-concept sci-fi elements, which wasn’t always easy on the bodies of cast, which also included Vincent Kartheiser and Olivia Wilde.
“I actually specifically tore my calf muscle in the scene where I kidnap Amanda,” Timberlake said on the red carpet outside the Regency Village Theatre. “I don’t recommend it. It’s extremely painful.”
"In Time" demanded a lot of running in high heels for Seyfried, who said, “I didn’t really like to run without holding Justin’s hand. He had saved my life the second day of shooting when I was wearing really tall Yves Saint Laurent shoes.”
Shooting action scenes still had its rewards. As Timberlake said, “Shooting guns, flipping cars, kicking bad guys’ [butt] -– every boyhood fantasy’s trapped in this movie for me.”
“In Time” created a bit of a reunion for Timberlake, Seyfried, Kartheiser and Wilde, who all appeared in “Alpha Dog” in 2006.
“Everyone’s doing so well…. Everyone’s just blowing up,” Kartheiser told Ministry of Gossip.
The “Mad Men” actor didn’t have any scenes with Seyfried in “Alpha Dog” but worked out with her for a month in preparation for the shoot.
“She’s as sweet as she was back then,” he said of working with her for “In Time,” where he plays her father in a world where the aging gene stops at age 25.
Slipping into the chemistry of the lead characters was easy for Seyfried, having co-starred with Timberlake in “Alpha Dog.”
“I felt really comfortable with him. I respect him a lot, and I think it shows,” she said.
“In Time” hits theaters Oct. 28.
–- Emily Rome
Photo: Justin Timberlake at the premiere of "In Time" on Thursday. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images