"On my 30th birthday, I was in freezing cold water in a beige body suit," says the star of the hit movie, In Time, which is currently heating up the box office. The film, co-starring Amanda Seyfried, poses the idea that you can live forever in a young body.
Ask Justin if he would rather have the love of his life or live forever and he quickly says, "I'd take a good 50 years and have the love of my life." As for his last wishes, he'd request, "Time with my family and a great meal." Who knew JT was such a softy?
We sat down with Justin recently to talk more about his growing movie career as well as his sex symbol status, working with his ex-girlfriend and whether or not he'll ever make music again. Here's what he had to say:
Do you believe it when you're dubbed a sex symbol?
Honestly, I always think that's a misprint! Justin who?
What's the best advice you've ever received about love?
Keep your love life to yourself. It really is your private life. You don't have to share it with anyone except the other person – and not the world. 12 Celebs Who've Reunited Like Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel
You starred in Friends with Benefits last summer. Do you think that could ever work for people…or would both parties get too involved?
I think every couple is different. The key here would be talking about your expectations up front.
What's it like to do movie love scenes like this one with Amanda Seyfried, or last summer with Mila Kunis?
It's never romantic. You have 30 crew guys standing around. You're trying to be sexy for the scene, but deep down you feel a little bit goofy. It's a real seventh grade moment where you want to giggle. Can “Friends with Benefits” Ever Work?
Tell us more about In Time.
I read the script in two days and I couldn't stop thinking about it. Partly, it really hits the nail on the head when it comes to our obsession about looking good forever. These were great themes and I really wanted to play this guy. I had to play him. He's the kind of guy you want with you when your back is against the wall. I also liked that he's a regular guy who gets pushed hard. He fights back, which is how I would be in real life.
Did you have fun making this film?
It was a great time because I got to shoot guns and chase around in cars and kick ass. And then, I got to kiss Amanda. I was like, "OK, sign me up!"
What was it like for you to hit your 30s?
I'm excited about this next decade because basically I don't have a choice. And honestly, I'm really excited to see where this time takes me. So, you can say that I'm really cool with it. Bring it on!