Justin Timberlake might be coming into the prime of his acting career this year with two leading roles in some pretty big films, but that doesn’t make it any less weird that the former ’N Sync frontman is now 30.
Let’s face it, that’s basically like retirement age in young Hollywood years, though JT is just as sexy as ever. MTV News found out that his age is a bit of a sensitive subject when we caught up with the “Friends With Benefits” star at Comic-Con to talk about his upcoming action flick “In Time.”
“I’d rather not talk about that,” Justin deadpanned when we asked him about hitting the big 3-0 earlier this year.
After thanking us for pointing out his big birthday, Justin’s “In Time” costar Amanda Seyfried quickly jumped in to console him. “I’m actually jealous of you. I feel like everyone always tells me everything gets better when you turn 30,” she said.
Judging by the good reception of “Friends With Benefits,” the buzz surrounding “In Time” and the fact that everyone still goes nuts every time Justin appears on “Saturday Night Live,” we’d say that things are definitely going well for the former pop star. Turns out, he agrees.
“It’s true. That is true. Everything is starting to get better for me,” he said. “Things are looking up!”
That doesn’t mean that he might be against enlisting in the time-dependent society that “In Time” takes place in, though. In the flick, everyone looks 25 forever, and the amount of life they have to live is based upon how much “time” they have stored up. If star power were able to be exchanged for years in that sci-fi reality, at least we know Justin would be around for a long, long time.
Does it weird you out that Justin Timberlake is now 30? Are you looking forward to “In Time”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!