NEW YORK (AP) — Viewers tuning in to Thursday’s episode of “Sweet,” starring Jessica Biel, could acknowledge a well-recognized face: Biel’s husband Justin Timberlake.
The musician and actor portrays a deputy who investigates the homicide the present is centered round.
Biel, a co-executive producer on the undertaking, says Timberlake first approached her producing accomplice, Michelle Purple, about eager to be concerned.
“They form of had this entire plan. I didn’t even find out about at first. After which I assumed he was kidding. After which he stated, ‘No, for actual, I wish to do that.’ After which it was off to the races. He was getting a wig becoming, it was so enjoyable and was such a great shock.”
Biel admits to being concerned at first about whether or not their dynamic would “translate at work” however that shortly went away.
“I really felt whole peace when he was round. Like, I knew he was going to carry that form of protected area for me to work in the best way I wanted to and be non-judgmental and open and free. And he gave me the liberty to improvise, which he’s so good at and I’m much less snug with.”
In “Sweet,” Biel performs Sweet Montgomery, a younger, outgoing, church-going spouse and mom in Texas who voraciously reads romance novels. She appears to have all of it — however is bored — so she begins an affair with a person from her city (performed by Pablo Schreiber) and finally ends up killing his spouse, Betty, with an ax. Montgomery pleaded not responsible to the crime and a jury sided together with her, some even saying they by no means appreciated Betty.
The story is predicated on an actual case from 1980 and is of curiosity in Hollywood for the time being. Elizabeth Olsen just lately wrapped filming her personal restricted collection model referred to as “Love and Dying,” by which she performs Sweet.
Melanie Lynskey, who performs Betty, hopes the story will result in compassion for the sufferer, and that individuals will see how the trial was a recognition contest.
“As anyone who has had a tough time becoming in for lots of my life since I used to be a bit of woman, I actually, actually responded to that and simply how deeply unfair it was,” she stated.
Timberlake isn’t the one shock casting within the present: Lynskey’s husband, Jason Ritter, performs Timberlake’s accomplice. A memorable second is when the 2 recreate the crime as a part of their investigation.
Biel credit “Sweet” co-creator and showrunner Robin Veith for “the thought to have Jason as properly and have these two be companions in crime. It tickled us,” stated Biel.
Biel wears a wig with brief, curly brown hair within the collection which gotten a variety of consideration. She jokes that it’s an identical coiffure to 1 her husband had within the late 90s together with his boy band NSYNC.
“He positively had that coiffure,” stated Biel. I at all times ask, “Please develop these stunning curls again out. I really like that curly hair. I do know. It’s so bizarre. We have been laughing about that.”
AP Author Mike Cidoni Lennox in Los Angeles contributed to this report.