Justin plays interviewer with co-star Amanda Seyfried
The concept of Interview Magazine is devilishly simple and undeniably brilliant: stars interviewing stars.
Here is a perfect example: As Justin and Amanda Seyfriend wrapped up filming their new movie Now together, Interview asked Justin to pose some questions to Amanda about her new film Red Riding Hood. So he did via a phone interview, and as predicted, he got right to the point….
SPOILER ALERT: they talk a lot about music. Oh, and wait, she’s naked on the phone.
TIMBERLAKE: Do you think your parents liked that you were interested in performing because you were a hyper kid and they felt like that focused you more? Because I wasn’t a hyper kid. I was actually really shy. My mom makes a joke that she is shocked that I know what she looks like now because for the first eight or nine years of my life, all I did was walk around with my head down, looking at my feet. I was really shy until I found the stage.
SEYFRIED: I’m glad you don’t have a neck problem.
TIMBERLAKE: I do, actually. But that’s mostly because my head’s too big for my neck. [Seyfried laughs] I read somewhere that your sister plays in a band.
SEYFRIED: She was in one before she moved to L.A. to become my slave.
SEYFRIED: Yeah. She’s in a punk band in Philly called Love City. I saw them perform once. They’re not bad, if you like punk.
TIMBERLAKE: Spoken like a true sister. But the musical talent runs in your family.
SEYFRIED: Music was just something that we did. Like a lot of kids, we were forced to take piano lessons when we were younger. Mind you, it was the only thing that my parents forced us to do, because we wanted to quit and they said, “No, you keep going.”
TIMBERLAKE: I actually ask a lot of musically inclined actors about this, but could you see yourself ever recording an album or trying on music for size in a bigger way?
SEYFRIED: I have, in a way. I actually wrote a song with Damien Rice for Dear John. Damien never finished it—I mean, he might have, but he hasn’t sent it to me. It was about a year ago. It was a cool song. I was proud of it. I’m hoping to hear it someday.
TIMBERLAKE: He’s brilliant. So it’s not just singing that you’re into, but actually writing music as well?
SEYFRIED: I do enjoy the writing. I have written some songs, but I would really call what I’ve done poetry at the end of the day, because I’ll sit with my guitar for hours and hours on end for, like, a week and then I won’t touch it for a month. I also just have no confidence. And you know what? I don’t have time, because I’d rather be doing other things, like knitting.
TIMBERLAKE: Do you play any other instruments? Or just guitar?
SEYFRIED: Guitar. I have a piano and I have a viola. I’m not going to tell you whether or not I can play it, but I do have one.
check out interview excerpts at JustinTimberlake.com