Lance Bass revealed what the Britney Spears biopic gets wrong about her relationship with Justin Timberlake
Though we personally have our issues with the Lifetime’s upcoming Britney Spears biopic, Britney Ever After, at least one celebrity who is actually in the movie will be tuning in on February 18th: former *NSYNC member and current friend of Lisa Vanderpump, Lance Bass.
“I will be watching it, because I think it’s hilarious to see someone playing yourself,” Bass told Entertainment Tonight with a laugh, adding that the five actors who play *NSYNC “look a little more like the Backstreet Boys.”
“It’s hilarious to see what they did not get right,” he added.
According to Bass, the film — which was made without the participation of Britney or anyone in her camp — took many creative liberties with her story, especially when it comes to her relationship with Justin Timberlake. For example, while a scene in a movie does correctly show that *NSYNC once surprised a teenage Spears with a serenade on her birthday, Lance noted that it happened onstage, not in a room.
But Spears and Timberlake’s big breakup scene — in which Nathan Keyes’ Timberlake accuses Natasha Bassett’s Spears of fooling around with choreographer Wade Robson — was completely a product of producers’ imaginations.
“It just didn’t happen,” Bass explained. “It’s fun to think [that it] happened — just like the Justin-Britney dance off — but it didn’t happen, guys.”
…Damn. There goes everything we thought we knew about the early-aughts.
Bass added that he realizes how fun it is for all of us to speculate about potentially super dramatic things that happened back then, and seemed genuinely apologetic about being the bearer of lame news. But on the bright side, he did reveal that he and the *NSYNC dudes have a text message group chat.
“We talk daily,” Bass said. “All five of us…All we do is bag on each other all day long.”
You’re a class act, Bass.