On this, our yr of 2023, NSYNC has damaged the web with a reunion and affirmation that three members of the group have been in Star Wars Episode II: Assault of the Clones. My ‘90s nerdy teeny bopper mind can’t course of two of my core fandoms nearly crossing over: boy bands and Star Wars.
On Sean Evans’ Hot Ones, NSYNC sat down for considered one of their first main interviews because the reunion for a music on Justin Timberlake’s subsequent Trolls film. However because it’s revealed within the episode, method earlier than Timberlake went Hollywood, his bandmates Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and JC Chasez shot a loopy cameo for George Lucas’ Assault of the Clones. Kirkpatrick confirmed, “It’s very true. We have been the three.”
Timberlake piped in, “I believe I keep in mind us getting a name like ‘you’re by no means imagine what occurred. We have been Stormtroopers’—”
“—Jedis,” Chasez corrected; I’m internally screaming at my fave member of the band having been a Force-delicate lightsaber wielder. He continued, “We needed to study a little bit of sword choreography.”
“Heck yeah!” Fatone echoed as Lance Bass snapped again, “However they bought lower out anyway.” (Each Bass and Timberlake ribbed the fellows.) Fatone described what it was like being on set for what we are able to solely assume was the sector scene, the place their characters in all probability died, and famous,“The dumbest factor although, as we have been doing the scenes, you’re actually going phvrmm phrvmm like an fool.” One cause to get lower, presumably, or as Bass recalled, “Didn’t the Star Wars followers go loopy that’s why they edited it? Yeah, they didn’t like that concept.” Thanks, poisonous fanboys.
Kirkpatrick expressed that he wished there was video, and Fatone affirmed that it exists, “They do [have it] as a result of they filmed it. I’ve requested [producer] Rick McCallum, ‘The place’s the footage?’ As a result of I do know he has it. So let’s get that footage, please, I wish to see it.” Sure, we’d like it—simply throw it on Disney+!
Watch the remainder of the NSYNC interview on Sizzling Ones under.
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