Justin Timberlake has a new interview with Flicks and Bits about working with Clint Eastwood on his new movie ‘Trouble with the Curve’ and being a baseball fan growing up.
When asked about a particular film or role that pushed his acting career forward, Timberlake says, “You know, I don’t even know. For me it’s more of a marathon, I’m not look to get some sort of “TA-DA” moment, I never go into a project really looking for an outcome. For me it’s about a real commitment to the process, and I think it goes without saying – and I hope this doesn’t come across the wrong way, but I’ve obviously gained a lot of goodwill from one profession, from music. But it’s all entertainment, even some of the songs I write and portray on stage, there’s a level of theatre to that, there’s a level of acting to that. And my first job, when I was 10 years old, it was on a television show. So for me this has always been part of the dream for me. And to have idols like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, guys that could do it all, that really inspired me. I’m just humble to the process, I really am – I’m not gonna pass up a movie with Clint Eastwood (laughs).”
He adds that he would have been willing to carry Eastwood’s coffee, saying, “I actually volunteered to do that but he felt like it made him feel weird, so I didn’t (Laughs).
He also talks about his love for baseball, saying, “I was a huge LA Dodgers fan growing up. So when the Dodgers would make it to St. Louis to play the Cardinals – growing up in Memphis, that was the closest team we could root for – we would go to St. Louis and put our blue on and root for the Dodgers (laughs). I remember when I was probably 7 or 8, we went to a double header, so we drove the night before and we stayed in a hotel. My favourite baseball player ever, Orel Hershiser, he pitched that game. So get to see him pitch, that was pretty awesome.”