Timberlake Letting Passion Determine His First Film Role

By | May 28, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Hollywood is undoubtedly knocking on Justin Timberlake’s door, but the question is when will he answer?

Well, with a summer tour on his itinerary and plans for a fall reunion with ‘NSYNC, he couldn’t film anything until next year if he wanted to, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem.

“Honestly, I think that transition will be made at some point, I’m just not exactly sure when,” the singer said recently. “Just being onstage and being an entertainer you get the bug, you wonder how you would be onscreen… but until the right project comes along I won’t make that step. I won’t do a movie just so when I’m old I can say, ‘Hey, remember when I did a movie?’ I’d rather it be something that I believed in and something that I felt passionate about.”

Timberlake, who has read numerous scripts, including one for a “Superman” project, is approaching his segue into film the same way he handles all his endeavors.

“I try not to look too far ahead,” he explained. “I think it’s important to not forget those steps up the ladder that you have to take to get to a certain point…. That’s the beauty of being an artist – you just go where the inspiration lies. You can’t put a finger on it and you never know what’s going to work. You just have to go with how you feel. Go with the flow.”