Justin Timberlake had no Woody Allen ambition

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 February 2017
Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake in The Hollywood Reporter

Justin Timberlake admits he never thought it would be a "possibility" for him to appear in a Woody Allen film

Justin Timberlake never dreamed he'd star in a Woody Allen film.

The 36-year-old singer-and-actor finished shooting the legendary director's latest mystery project alongside Kate Winslet, Juno Temple and Jim Belushi in November and while a number of stars have working with the filmmaker on their career wish-lists, it was never a target the 'Can't Stop the Feeling' hitmaker set for himself because he didn't think it was possible.

He said: "I can't really say that doing a Woody Allen movie was ever on my bucket list, because I never even thought that doing a Woody Allen movie might be a possibility."

Some actors have been criticised for opting to work with the 81-year-old director, who was previously accused of abuse by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, and his controversial marriage to Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted child of his former partner Mia Farrow.

However, Justin opts not to "get into" the ethical questions raised by working with Woody.

He simply told The Hollywood Reporter: "I chose to not get into it -- I really don't dive into any of that stuff with anybody."

Justin currently has no new movie projects in the pipeline but has been working on new music, and hopes to continue juggling both careers for as long as he can.

He said: "I want to do both things.

"I really do idolise the golden era of Hollywood, when actors were required to sing and move.

"But I'm just following my gut in the decisions that I make about what I'm going to do next. I'm mostly just glad this is all working out because I really can't do anything else. I'm not gifted at anything else."

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