Justin Timberlake has made the seamless transition from teen star to adult star, fairly easily. While the music industry has continued to accept his on-again-off-again presence, audiences have enjoyed him in films. His role in the Social Network, launched a legitimate movie career and JT can soon be seen in the upcoming romantic comedy, Friends with Benefits (Costarring Mila Kunis).
In an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, Timberlake opens up about growing up with Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, “NSYNC, Christina Aguilera and that other members of his “circle” at that time. On his relationship with Britney Spears, “I wish her the best—that goes without saying. We haven’t spoken in 9 or 10 years. 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 says. “I just don’t think we were normal; there was nothing normal about our existence. We spent way too much time being the biggest thing for teenyboppers.”
“It was exciting that we were having so much success and we could do whatever we wanted. And I mean that about everybody: Backstreet Boys, ’NSync, Britney, Christina. At that time, we could literally go, ‘Oh, man, let’s go to Bali,’ and we’d be on a plane to Bali. We were little kids with big toys. You do the math—that’s not going to last.”
You can read the complete article with Justin in the July issue of Vanity Fair.