Is this the difference between doing an interview in the UK and an interview in the U.S.?
Squeaky clean in the August 2006 GQ (where you can find these shots):
“There are those who might fairly wonder: Whaaa? Justin Timberlake? He's okay looking, yeah, but so are zillions of other 25-year-olds in L.A. He's talented. Ditto. Works hard. Ditto. He's generally perceived as a Pretty Nice Guy, well-grounded, a kid from the ‘woods' outside Memphis who, as they like to say in the country, hasn't forgotten where he came from. He has no vices to speak of (except for “a couple of beers” while watching ESPN); he likes to golf, snowboard, and bake–yes, bake. He lives in a house his mother picked out for him, and when asked to pinpoint the hardest, most trying time in his life, he replies, ‘Nothing.' The biggest mistake? ‘The Super Bowl,' he says, when he not-so-inadvertently helped Janet Jackson (whom he allegedly had a romance with, but ‘I'm not gonna go too far into that,' he says) expose her tit on national television. That's his biggest regret in life. No tragic backstory. No stints in rehab. None of the usual trajectory for a former child star.”
And an entirely different person in a recent profile in the UK's Observer:
“Funny, then, that Timberlake is apparently comfortable with a subject like drugs – if not rather enthusiastic. When asked if he'd ever want to be president of the United States – ‘I've done way too many drugs already,' he responds, without missing a beat. ‘I've already inhaled and I've already…who knows. I don't know if I want that responsibility.' So what's he done? ‘I fear that if I said that, I'd fuel the fire, so forgive me,' he says. ‘I'm just like everyone else, I get completely plastered, I've done my fair share of drugs and I've been caught places with my pants down; it's just I make sure there are no cameras around. If we get into this whole [drugs] conversation we don't have enough time. Some drugs haven't been legalised because it will ruin the other drugs, like nicotine and tobacco. Nicotine is more addictive than heroin. I'll leave the preaching to the preachers – my grandfather's a preacher – but I believe you don't do anything to excess. They always say too much of a good thing could be a bad thing. I try to live my life in a well-rounded manner. We all make mistakes.'”
Two different Timberlakes. Both look pretty fine. One more shot after the jump.
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