Jessica Biel is opening up about working with her husband Justin Timberlake in the new Hulu limited series Candy.
Justin makes his first appearance in the fourth episode of the five-episode limited series. He stars as Steve “Diffy” Deffibaugh, who is just one of the sheriff’s deputies investigating the murder of Betty Gore, and he actually shares many scenes with Jessica‘s titular character, who doesn’t believe her story for a minute.
Jason Ritter, who is the real-life husband of Candy actress Melanie Lynskey, plays the other police officer.
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In a new interview with Variety, Jessica revealed that Justin asked to play the police officer after reading the scripts.
“He loved the the episodes too, and said, ‘Who’s playing this guy?’ And I said, ‘Oh, I don’t know. Probably an Atlanta local. We don’t really have any money left. We sort of spent it all on our main cast and this is one of our last cast members that we need to cast,’” she said.
Jessica continued, “He said, ‘I want to do it.’ And I really thought, ‘OK, that’s funny. I’d love for you to do this, but I know that’s not really for real.’ He’s like, ‘No, no, no. For real. I see how funny he could be, but he’s the one who really sees through her story. He’s this major adversary for her. From the very beginning, he doesn’t believe it for one second.’”
Jessica then revealed that Justin was paid nothing for his work.
“All he wanted was a prosthetic belly and a wig. And he goes, ‘You don’t have to pay me anything. Just make sure I have my wig that I want, make sure I have a prosthetic belly,’” she said. “We’re like, ‘We can do that!’”