Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried cover W Magazine’s ‘American Style’ October 2011 issue. The two, who are co-stars in the sci-fi action thriller ‘In Time’, dish on the audition process, their career, romance, sex scenes, and many more.
Speaking about the audition process, Justin says that, “In films, I didn’t crave the type of attention I had sort of stumbled into in my music career. And I do not audition well. I’m really not good at it. Early on, I did movies like Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan because the directors didn’t ask me to audition.”
On “bringing sexy back”, the 30-year-old entertainer told ‘W’ that, “It does seem brash. But truthfully, I didn’t see myself in that song. I wanted people to feel as if they were saying the lyrics themselves. I imagined guys and girls, and guys and guys, and girls and girls singing it to each other in Ibiza or in a club in Manhattan or at a huge open-air festival. At the end of the day, I hope it was a song that people used. Because that was always my experience with music — I put myself in the mind and movement of the artist. I don’t think Michael Jackson really thought he was ‘bad,’ but you felt like you were bad when you sang that song.”
Justin also reveals in the interview what romance means to him. “To me, romance is not just about love. I recently saw Lust, Caution, and it’s tragic and romantic. I don’t know how they shot those [sex] scenes. Those scenes looked crazy,” he says.
On their latest film, ‘In Time’, Amanda told the magazine that, “It’s set in the future, where money buys you time. My character falls in love with Justin’s character—she wants to give him all the time he needs so he can save the world. It’s very romantic. No matter what’s happening in my life, I can always get lost in the romances of my characters.”
Asked whether she danced to any songs by ‘N Sync at her prom, the 25-year-old actress admits that, “I went to four different proms in high school. I was addicted to the whole ballroom thing. But it was embarrassing to be an ’N Sync fan in high school. I was into them in middle school. I definitely danced in my friend’s basement for hours and hours to ’N Sync’s first album.”
As for the beginnings of her career, Amanda confesses that she didn’t start it in high school plays. “No, but when I was in high school, I did two soap operas—one when I was 15, and again when I was 17, I was on All My Children. I hopped between the soap in New York and classes in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I compartmentalized the whole thing and nobody in high school really cared that I was on TV. Everybody was more worried about sex—having it or not having it—and drinking and boys. I met my first boyfriend on All My Children—it was like a fairy tale. He was my boyfriend on the show and in real life. We kissed for the first time on the soap opera,” she says.
When it comes to movies, the gorgeous actress seems to be more attracted to the girly ones. “I love acting like I’m in love. It’s a very positive thing. Making a movie is, in general, romantic. It’s very special, very intimate. So you can see why a lot of actors get together. When you’re young, it’s hard not to get together with your costar. But I’ve been doing this long enough to know that it’s usually not the greatest idea,” Amanda told W.
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