Pop star JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is keen to test his acting skills with a turn on the stage – but fears snobbery amongst directors will keep him out of theater roles.
The SexyBack hitmaker has been pouring his energy into his film career recently with roles in last year’s (08) The Love Guru and upcoming movie The Open Road with Jeff Bridges.
And Timberlake admits he is also keen to try theater, but is worried his singing career and celebrity status mean he will never be taken seriously as a theater actor.
He says, “I think pop culture has done a number on creativity, because for me to make that statement (about wanting to work on theater), I get the reaction: ‘Really?’ It’s like, ‘Yeah, why wouldn’t I?’
“The opportunity is there. It’s sort of like, I have a day job, and this becomes a hobby (that) I can plunge into with full creative eagerness.”