38-year-old Cameron Diaz and 30-year-old Justin Timberlake were once a real life couple, which makes this story interesting. The pair are both set to star in the upcoming Bad Teacher. Diaz plays a foul-mouthed junior high school teacher who is dumped by her sugar daddy and then sets her sights on Timberlake, a new colleague at the school.
Diaz says that there really isn’t anything awkward about the exes working together.
Diaz says that being on the set together “really wasn’t a big deal…We had a great time.” The two are both funny and have similar senses of humor. Diaz goes on to say:
“Justin and I have always had a good laugh together, and to make a movie where we get to have a laugh together,” Diaz said. “There really was no one else who was more perfect for this part. That’s why he got the part.”
“He’s a genius comedian, everybody knows,” she said. “Saturday Night Live and all the stuff that he’s done over the years, he’s clearly talented. We went for the best person for the job, and it just so happened that it was him. And he delivers.”
Now those are some high praises for an ex, ahem, I mean co-star! I’m looking forward to seeing this movie – I think both Diaz and Timberlake are fantastic actors. How about you? Will you be seeing Bad Teacher?
Watch the trailer here!