Justin Timberlake on casual sex: “It’s a really good idea until it becomes a bad idea”

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Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are gearing up for the release of Friends with Benefits with the obligatory press rounds. Naturally, this tour will do nothing to quiet the rumors of potential romantic involvement between these two actors, especially since both of them are newly single after Timberlake finally ditched Biel and Kunis split with Macauley Culkin (who, sadly, will never do any better). Following his breakup, Timberlake has not been linked with a new love except the famewhoring Olivia Wilde, but we haven’t heard anything about that in awhile, and everyone seems to believe that he’s sweet on Mila despite the denials to the contrary. On a positive note, all of this speculation just might work wonders for this movie’s box office take, for there appears to be much more chemistry between these two than with, say, Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, whose similarly-themed movie (No Strings Attached) did pretty well of its own volition. At any rate, Timberlake and Kunis stopped by “The Ellen Show” to discuss the movie and, generally speaking, the problematic issue of sleeping around with friends:

Ellen: Have you ever had a friend with benefits? Do you really think that could work?

Timberlake: It’s a really good idea until it becomes a bad idea, and it probably becomes a bad idea really fast.

Ellen: Yes. I think that it would be really hard to do that.

Timberlake: I think that everybody could probably agree with us when we say that, at some point, if you’re going to be intimate with someone at some point somebody’s going to feel something.

Ellen: Yeah, unless it’s not good stuff . . . if it’s bad, then no one’s going to develop any feelings.

Timberlake: They’ll develop a feeling, but it’s going to be uh, uh.

So do we still think there could be a possible romance brewing between Kunis and Timberlake? I’m of the opinion that the newly single Kunis is enjoying her independence after six years of dating Macauley Culkin, but I do think that Timberlake still wants to hit that. Repeatedly.

Here’s a video clip (courtesy of Popsugar) of the Ellen appearance:

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Photos courtesy of Fame Pictures

 

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  1. searching4grace says:

    I love Mila! I hope she never gets his douche slime all over her. But….I do kind of want to see this movie. Probably rent it.

  2. Rachel Ford says:

    Justin’s right. It’s difficult to maintain a casual relationship without love intervening.

  3. Falula says:

    He is a spectacular douche, and if he manages to land my forever-girl-crush I will be highly disappointed in her. And of course Culkin won’t do better…it would be hard to upgrade from Mila ;)

  4. LJ says:

    Eurgh. She could do SO much better than Gonzo.

  5. dread pirate cuervo says:

    What he meant to say: It’s a really good idea until Olivia Munn won’t STFU about it.

  6. beth says:

    the last time a guy tried to ‘help’ me down from a higher ground, he completely copped a feel of my side boob… not that i even have much of that to begin with, BUT STILL. some guys must really love being ‘chivalrious’.

  7. esblondie says:

    Wasn’t this movie just done by Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher?!

  8. Mimi says:

    Justin can’t have her. Mila is MINE lol.

  9. Nina says:

    It’s a really good idea until it becomes a bad idea? Wow. That is profound. I am just thankful that we have Justin Timberlake to help us understand these complicated issues.

    Oh, and I love this line:

    ‘…and it probably becomes a bad idea really fast.’

    Probably. As if he has had no experience with casual sex. *snort*

  10. kazoo says:

    i love her. him, not so much. can’t decide if i’ll see this movie when it comes out.

  11. Devon says:

    Obviously it’s a good idea until it’s not. I think it can work in RARE circumstances but mostly at some point it’s going to go bad because either one person is going to start having feelings or the sex is going to start to get boring. Can’t stand Justin but Mila is adorable. I have a soft spot for her because my sister from another mister named her daughter Mila so when I see MK I think of my Mila!

  12. RHONYC says:

    “It’s a really good idea until it becomes a bad idea, and it probably becomes a bad idea really fast.”

    *cough* needy exes cameron & jessica *cough*

    “at some point, if you’re going to be intimate with someone at some point somebody’s going to feel something.”

    *cough* needy exes cameron & jessica *cough*

    :lol:

  13. taylor says:

    @esblondie

    Just wanted to respond to this as this is the sentiment of a lot of people….the reality is that No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits were shot at almost the same time. NSA started production in May 2010 and FWB started production in July of 2010…..the thing is that NSA beat them to the punch with a release date. It isn’t like they are trying to quickly follow up on another film, they were in production basically at the same time….but really at the core every rom-com is about the same thing.

  14. Amanda G says:

    He’s right about the “friends with benefits” situation. Been there, done that. Didn’t end well.

    Mila is way too cool for this guy!

  15. Newbie says:

    I kinda have to say I agree with him. And I have to say that I love Ellen. And I have to say that Mila is gorgeous. And I have to admit that this movie looks funny to me. While he seems like a douche, he can play a loveable, funny character. And I can’t hate him ever since he did “dick in a box” on snl. Me and my hubby sing that song on car rides home every. christmas. And then some. My brother-in-law actually gave it to my sister for Christmas after we showed him that skit. Effin’ funny.

  16. Hakura says:

    @Rachel Ford“Justin’s right. It’s difficult to maintain a casual relationship without love intervening.”

    Apparently biologically, the body releases all sorts of ‘feel good’ & ‘love inducing’ chemicals after sexual activity, in an attempt to create more of a ‘bonded’ feeling between the two people, some kind of ‘intimacy’ between the partners.

    Personally, that whole ‘no strings attached casual sex’ thing would never work for me. I’m not religious in ‘purity’ or any of that BS, but I do personally think you should really feel something for the person you’re going to sleep with. Making it so casual… Seems so gross to me. Sleeping with someone you can don’t is totally beyond me.