Justin Timberlake has been bagging kudos for his role in his latest flick, Friends With Benefits. But the actor-singer cautions youngsters from practicing the concept in real life. Timberlake, 30, feels the idea practiced in the film, a romantic comedy about two friends who decide to have a sexual relationship with no strings attached, should only be left for the silver screen.
“Would I advise young people to try what we tried in the film? I would say, no. I think that the concept of friends with benefits just makes for a really funny movie. I would just say, have safe encounters. That’s the only advice I would give to young people,” says Timberlake as we caught up with him during the promotion of the movie in Mexico.
Timberlake, however, doesn’t deny that FWBs actually exist. “Oh this has been out since long with my understanding. But we crafted this story to make it feel more for our generation. We didn’t want to make the raunchy version but we wanted to make the real version,” he says, adding, “It was kind of a battle of the sexes and we just wanted to make a real two-hander where men and women got to say what they wanted to say.”
Timberlake even got a second time Emmy nomination for his stint on Saturday Night Live (SNL). “It’s very flattering. I’ve been very vocal about my love for SNL...I think I’m getting a lot of opportunities that are way beyond my skill level due to SNL,” he says.