Justin Timberlake Says It’s ‘Painful’ to Hear Himself

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Justin Timberlake may be a megastar, but the “SexyBack” singer still struggles to accept his artistry.

“It’s painful for me to either watch or listen to myself,” Timberlake told us recently. “But even when you’re not fully satisfied with the outcome, that’s what makes you hungry. But there is gratification in the fact that you a. make people smile, b. make people dance, c. make people laugh or d. make people make babies.”

Baby-making aside, Timberlake has a very unromantic take on the acting arena.

“Acting is a totally different process than music. Music is a study in the romanticizing of human behavior,” he explained. “I have found that acting is like the un-romanticizing, that’s not a word, it is the opposite of the romantics of human behavior.”

Perhaps JT just needs a good love scene, as it seems the aspiring actor only chooses gritty roles like a drug-dealing gang member in “Alpha Dog,” a disfigured Iraq war veteran in “Southland Tales” and a hairy, Speedo-wearing hockey player in “Love Guru.”


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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 at 3:15pm
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August 26th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

I’ve got caca 🙁

August 26th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Dont worry Justin, you are not alone

August 27th, 2008 at 4:44 am

It is painful for lots of people 🙂

August 27th, 2008 at 8:38 am

we feel your pain

August 27th, 2008 at 10:07 am

its painful for everyone else as well, so please stop trying so hard!!

August 27th, 2008 at 10:29 am

It’s painful for EVERYONE! Give it up already.

August 27th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

You guys are stupid. You don’t become a multi-platinum artist by not being talented.

August 27th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Yes you can. And you can also be an actor by not being talented. And you can be a reality star, no talent there either. It all depends on who you’re willing to suck, really. Just sayin.

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