Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT | By PTI

'The Social Network' role opened doors for me: Timberlake

Singer-actor Justin Timberlake talks about 'The Social Network' and filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen


'The Social Network' role opened doors for me: Timberlake (© Reuters)

London: Justin Timberlake credits his role as Sean Parker in 'The Social Network' with furthering his acting career.

The "Sexy Back" hitmaker landed several small film roles before appearing in the 2010 movie about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, but he feels David Fincher's drama properly launched him as an actor, reported Contactmusic.

"I'll tell you what sort of changed things for me was literally when director David Fincher hired me. It did open up a huge door for me. And the opportunities started to happen," he said.

One opportunity Timberlake could not pass up was the lead role in Joel and Ethan Coen's upcoming music movie 'Inside Llewyn Davis'.

"Before we started working on that movie, I randomly ran into Matt Damon and he said something that stuck with me. He said, 'You know the Coen brothers, that's... A call that any actor, it doesn't matter what age, you just hope that one day you get a shot at that.' I was kind of blown away at that.

"If I would've got a call from Joel and Ethan Coen saying, 'Hey, we'd like you to write music and work on some music in our film,' I would've peed in my pants," added Justin.

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