In the issue, the 'Cry Me a River' singer interviewed actress Amanda Seyfried. In what might be one of the most attractive interviews ever, the singer and 'Social Network' star spoke with Seyfried about her role in the upcoming 'Red Riding Hood' movie, when the topic of discussion turned to Timberlake's transition from music to acting.
"I actually find it liberating to give up control," said Timberlake. "It's nice for me. What's been more of a battle for me throughout the process of moving into acting is that I feel like I have to keep reassuring people that I'm not an a--hole. There is a stigma that comes from being on stage and being a musician."
The pair also agreed that the criticism most artists take for creating music and movies is unfair. "Whatever you do as a musician, no matter how good it is, somebody somewhere is going to s--- on it," Timberlake added. "You put your heart on your sleeve, and what will happen will happen. But it's like that for any artist. You do a painting, you take a photograph, it's the same. That's how artistry works."
The interview wasn't all business, with Seyfried talking a bit about her musical past, working with Gary Oldman, and letting Timberlake know what she was wearing. "I think I should mention that I'm not wearing any clothes."
The always cool JT took it in stride. "Well, if that's how you'd like to be interviewed, then that's totally fine."
As for Timberlake's move to movies, we never thought he was a bad guy, and we're happy to see the acting attention the success of 'The Social Network' has bought him. Just don't ever name your child Facebook, ok?
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