Justin Timberlake lounged for a photo shoot in the July issue of Vanity Fair, which features Mario Testino's new photo of Prince William and Kate Middleton on the cover. JT is starting to do interviews for his upcoming movie Friends With Benefits, which comes out on July 22. He shared his thoughts on both acting and making music, also touching on his youth as a badly behaved Mouseketeer with Ryan Gosling. JT got personal, too, saying that Jessica Biel is still close to his heart despite their breakup and that he hasn't spoken to ex Britney Spears in nearly a decade. There was no addressing, though, rumors that Justin Timberlake and Ashley Olsen are a new item. Justin Timberlake told Vanity Fair:
- On his enduring affection for Jessica Biel: "She is the single-handedly most significant person in my life. In my 30 years, she is the most special person, O.K.? . . . I don't want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me — for instance, her."
- On his relationship with Britney Spears: "I wish her the best — that goes without saying. We haven't spoken in 9 or 10 years . . . We were two birds of the same feather — small-town kids, doing the same thing. But then you become adults, and the way you were as kids doesn't make any sense. I won't speak on her, but at least for me, I was a totally different person. I just don't think we were normal; there was nothing normal about our existence. We spent way too much time being the biggest thing for teenyboppers."
- On becoming very famous at a young age: "It was exciting that we were having so much success and we could do whatever we wanted. And I mean that about everybody: Backstreet Boys, 'NSync, Britney, Christina . . . At that time, we could literally go, 'Oh, man, let's go to Bali,' and we'd be on a plane to Bali. We were little kids with big toys. You do the math—that's not going to last . . . [On the set of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club] Ryan [Gosling] and I used to steal golf carts and go driving in the middle of the park to get milk shakes, and we never got in trouble for it. We thought we were big sh*t."
Photos courtesy Norman Jean Roy, exclusively for Vanity Fair