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Timberlake super-singer says no to being a superhero

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 01:08

The ''SexyBack'' singer explains how he tried to avoid say stupid things during a news conference in Germany. Rough cut - no narration

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: ROUGH CUT - NO NARRATION STORY: Justin Timberlake turned out in Berlin on Monday (September 02) to talk about his new gambling thriller "Runner Runner" but instead talked about how he tries to avoid saying stupid things publicly. The "SexyBack" singer admitted that he let his mouth get the better of him when he responded to a question about whether he'd play Robin in the upcoming Batman films opposite his "Runner Runner" co-star Ben Affleck. "Something I said recently got completely - not surprisingly - but got completely misinterpreted. But no, I have no desire to be any type of superhero. No no no, I could never live up to those types of standards," he said. He added that the best advice he'd ever had was from his grandfather who taught him that it was better for people to think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and know that you're stupid. In "Runner Runner", Timberlake plays a Princeton student, Richie, who is cheated out of his tuition money by an on-line poker website. Travelling to Costa Rica to confront the site's corrupt boss Ivan's (Affleck), Richie is eventually seduced into Ivan's world of easy, instant and limitless wealth, and eventually becomes the right-hand man to him. However, in reality, Timberlake says he'd prefer to live in poverty if he could continue to create music.

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Timberlake super-singer says no to being a superhero

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 01:08