Timberlake: Music is not my focus
Published 15/06/2011 | 13:14
Justin Timberlake has admitted he sometimes misses making music but he's focusing on his film career.
The 30-year-old SexyBack singer - who was nominated for seven awards for playing Sean Parker in The Social network and stars in new romantic comedies Friends With Benefits and Bad Teacher this summer - says he doesn't have time for music right now.
Justin told Playboy magazine: "You go through these spurts when you miss it. In a perfect world I'd love to be able to involve myself in music and films as they come and go."
He added: "People keep asking me when a new song or album is coming out, and I don't know what to say. Music is not my focus right now. It may be some day. It could happen next month or next year, but right now it's not where it's at for me."
Justin said that discovering his talents while appearing in comedy sketches on Saturday Night Live made him want to act.
He said: "My favourite thing in the world was to make people sing-until I made people laugh. Then that became my favourite thing in the world. SNL gave me a place to do that. I think it made people notice me in a different way. When you have a sketch that catches fire or goes viral, people go, 'Okay, I can see him doing other things besides music.'"
But he admitted he still feels like a novice in the acting world.
He said: "I feel like a rookie in the movie business, that's for sure. Maybe a little bit of an outsider, too, since I came to it from music.
"But I think that's fair. I don't know that I've done a huge body of work that would warrant my not feeling like that."