Monday 20 November 2017

Timberlake scared of Network role

Justin Timberlake had doubts about taking on his role in The Social Network
Justin Timberlake had doubts about taking on his role in The Social Network

Justin Timberlake has admitted he had initial doubts when he was offered a role in The Social Network.

The SexyBack pop star was worried he may not be able to pull off the big-screen portrayal of Napster creator Sean Parker in David Fincher's drama, based on Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

"That scared the s**t out of me - this movie's dense, there's a lot there," he told UsMagazine.com at the film's New York premiere, where it opened the New York Film Festival.

Justin said his character has "a lot of layers" and that the Fight Club filmmaker helped him in "diagramming the arc and peeling back the layers".

"He's an actor's director, and he pulls performances out of people. It would take me all night to sort of go through what we talked about, about what this character is," he added.

Justin - who previously appeared in Alpha Dog, The Love Guru and lent his voice talents to Shrek The Third - reckons The Social Network touches on today's culture.

"I do think everyone will take something different away from this movie," he said.

"I think it really touches on the younger generations and that 'We-want-what-we-want-and-we-want-it-really-fast' [mentality]. We have the internet now where we can do that: We talk fast, we walk fast, we think fast."

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