Actor and singer Justin Timberlake sat down with CNN’s Nischelle Turner to discuss new projects, including movie “Runner Runner” with Ben Affleck out October 4th and album “The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2” out September 27th. Timberlake opened up about being “a well calculated risk-taker,” his growing up as an only child in a small town, his thoughts on Memphis and *NSYNC’s reunion at the MTV Video Music Awards and future touring.
On Memphis, Timberlake said, “I grew up in a small town, and I definitely felt like I was an individual, always.” He continued, “But the way that you’re brought up in small-ville Mid-South, USA, you’re taught more about how you’re similar to your neighbor.”
“There’s a lot of pride, but there’s also – but don’t take this the wrong way, Memphis – but there’s also a little bit of a defeatist attitude like you feel like you’re not good enough for the big lights, per se.” He added, “The world is becoming more connected, now.”
On *NSYNC’s reunion, Timberlake said, “I just thought it was a nice tribute. We’re not going to go on tour. I mean, I’m glad people were excited about it, but funny enough, it was more for us. It was more for us to enjoy that moment because I felt like really in my heart, shared that award with those guys.”
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