Give her all the prizes, because Jessica Biel dressing up as ‘NSYNC-era Justin Timberlake wins the unofficial Hollywood Halloween costume contest. The Sinner producer hilariously paid tribute to her husband’s peak boy band years when the couple attended the Casamigos Halloween party in Beverly Hills on Friday night. So, suffice it to say, “It’s Gonna Be Me” likely has new meaning for JT.
Timberlake obviously didn’t mind being immortalized in costume by his wife, since he played along with his own ensemble. Photos show Biel really leaning into her husband’s ‘NSYNC persona in a metallic ’90s-esque jumpsuit, white sneakers, diamond earrings, round sunglasses and, naturally, Timberlake’s trademark bleached curls. For his part, Timberlake — one of the iconic boy band’s lead vocalists from 1995 until 2002 — went as a giant microphone to coordinate with his wife’s tongue-in-cheek costume. It didn’t stop there, though. The fun-loving couple went all in with the theme, having recruited four male friends to dress up as the other members of ‘NSYNC.
The bash, which was hosted by Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber, was reportedly a huge success. Biel and Timberlake’s entire “band” partied on the dance floor into the wee hours, a source told People.
She dressed up as Timberlake (alongside friends, as the rest of *NSYNC) while Timberlake was a microphone (which she, presumably, dropped).
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) October 26, 2019
Making Biel and Timberlake’s choice of costume even more comical is the fact that, earlier this week, Jimmy Fallon called Biel out for dissing her husband’s former boy band. On The Tonight Show‘s Tuesday episode, the late-night host pulled up a 1999 interview in which Biel was asked whether she was a fan of Timberlake’s then super-group.
“To be honest, I don’t really listen. I mean, I know of them, of course, and I’ve heard of them and I’ve heard the music,” she said in the throwback clip, adding, “I don’t think I own any of their CDs. I’m not a huge fan. But, I mean, cool, I guess.” After watching, Biel couldn’t help but laugh at her teenage attitude. She playfully told Fallon, “I am so screwed now.”
Perhaps her costume was penance? Whatever the case may be, Biel and Timberlake clearly don’t take themselves too seriously.