Timberlake Plays Alcoholic in The Last Drop

By Valerie Tejeda 09/27/12

The ex-N'Sync member must dry out if he wants to save his romance in a new movie.

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Former Mickey Mouse Clubber Justin Timberlake has made quite the name for himself in the acting world these days. The jack-of-all-trades has most recently landed a leading role as a food critic who struggles with alcoholism. In the movie—directed by Peter Sollett—Timberlake's character falls for a young woman and realizes he must overcome his self-destructive addiction if he wants to save the relationship. Playing an alcoholic will be a first for the 31-year-old, and while he has never struggled with alcoholism himself (to our knowledge), he has admitted to enjoying pot every now and then. Back in 2011, the pop star spoke openly to Playboy about his love for marijuana. “The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking,” he said when asked if the drug helps boost his creativity. “Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.” Timberlake also confessed to being high during an episode of MTV’s Punk’d where he was seen freaking out on camera. The star admitted to being “so stoned” during the episode that it prompted him to quit smoking mary jane for a year. No word on who will be staring opposite Timberlake in The Last Drop, and a theater release date has yet to be announced.

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Entertainment journalist and author Valerie Tejeda spends her days reporting on books, television, and all things pertaining to pop culture, and spends her nights writing novels for teens. Her stories have appeared on a variety of different publications, including but not limited to: VanityFair, MTV, The Huffington Post, TeenVogue, She Knows, Latina, The Fix, Salon.com, Cosmopolitan, and more. You can find Valerie on Linkedin and Twitter.