Justin Timberlake: I Had to Fight for Part in The Social Network

September 30, 2010 By:
Justin Timberlake: I Had to Fight for Part in The Social Network

Justin Timberlake wanted to work with David Fincher so bad on The Social Network he was willing to do the reads butt naked.

JT is Entertainment Weekly's new cover boy and in the issue he talks about how he had to prove he was the right guy for the role, on whether he'll go back to music and playing a superhero.

Here are some highlights from the interview...

On how he landed his role in 'The Social Network'

"I did a marathon of testing for the film. I tested more than anyone. I have to fight against my music career-I'm cognizant of that. But I didn't care. I loved the part and I wanted to work with David [Fincher] so bad that I was like, "We can read this scene butt-naked if you guys want."

On whether he'll ever play a superhero:

"I don't think so. I tested for one [rumored to be The Green Lantern]. I don't think I'm the superhero type. I think it's important to know when you're not the guy."

On whether he'll go back to music:

"Does a painter make a painting because he has to make it by December 21st? No, he doesn’t. It happens when it pours out of him. That’s how music is for me ... I never stop making music. I don’t know what else to tell you, except that I just don’t know [in] what capacity I want to be involved anymore ... All I’m saying is, in very simple terms, I’ll know when I know. And until I know, I don’t know [when I'll put another album out]."