Yet the star is still being tipped for the new Coen Brothers movie

Justin Timberlake has revealed that his music career is not being ignored in favour of his current acting projects.

Speaking to BBC Newsbeat, the former boy band star, solo musician and actor said:

I don’t really put anything on the back burner. I go from project to project and if something comes up that’s inspiring and feels like it makes sense and is authentic to me, then… I’m just trying to continue to be inspired.

He also spoke about watching George Michael play the Royal Albert Hall during his recent trip to the UK. “It was very intimate,” said Timberlake. “I thought it was a spectacular show.”

It was revealed earlier this week that Justin Timberlake is in the frame for the new movie from the Coen Brothers.

Timberlake is the latest name to linked to Joel and Ethan’s new project, Inside Llewyn Davis, which is set across the backdrop of the 1960s folk music scene in New York.

Drive star Oscar Isaac is signed up to play the troubled musician of the title, while Carey Mulligan, who is engaged to Mumford and Sons frontman Marcus Mumford, was last week linked to the leading female role.

Timberlake would play another musician, married to Mulligan’s character, according to Collider.