Jessica Biel has said Justin Timberlake‘s cameo in Candy was “an accident”.
The actor, who plays axe murderer Candy Montgomery in the true crime series alongside Melanie Lynskey as her friend Betty Gore, commented on her husband’s appearance in the show.
Both Timberlake and Lynskey’s husband, Jason Ritter, had cameos in the series as police officers investigating the death of Gore at Montgomery’s hands.
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“Justin was reading the scripts. We always share material and get notes from each other and stuff like that,” Biel told Entertainment Weekly.
“And he was reading it, and he asked about that particular character, Steve Deffibaugh, [and said] ‘Who’s playing this guy?’ I said, ‘Oh, I don’t know. Probably like a local amazing actor from Atlanta.’
‘We don’t have any money left’ was basically the conversation. And he said, ‘I want to play this part.’ And I said, ‘Yeah. Okay.’ He goes, ‘No, no. I want to play this part.'”
Biel added that she had told Timberlake there wouldn’t be enough budget to pay him, and that he only cared about his prosthetics.
“We told him, ‘We can’t pay you,’ and he goes, ‘I don’t care about getting paid,” she continued. “‘I just want you to pay for my wig and I want my prosthetic belly’. We were like, ‘That we can do.'”
The producer shared a clip of the pair in the studio, running through a series of beats. The longtime collaborators worked together on hits including ‘Cry Me A River’, ‘Like I Love You’, ‘SexyBack’, ‘My Love’ and ‘Suit & Tie’