The magical time has arrived: it's the premiere of Britney Ever After on Lifetime. While Natasha Bassett is wowing us as Britney, I'm still curious to know who plays Justin Timberlake in Lifetime's Britney Spears movie? Casting Timberlake was never going to be an easy feat. That's for certain. But something tells me that whoever was in charge of casting the day that actor Nathan Keyes walked into the room made the right call in booking the rising star right away.
Keyes absolutely nailed his version of Timberlake. There's something strange and amazing about watching another person become Timberlake, especially if you've been a fan of Timberlake's for years. But Keyes did Timberlake justice. From the hair to the voice to the swagger, it felt like I was watching Timberlake in real life instead of an actor portraying him.
But while Keyes absolutely nailed Timberlake's charming, if not jarringly nasal, speaking voice, there's something about the way Keyes carries himself that totally screams "It's Timberlake time, baby." Maybe it's because he's dressed like a late '90s boy band pop star or that he's sporting Timberlake's infamous bleach blonde curly coif, which some jokingly refer to as "ramen noodle hair." Either way, you can't deny that Keyes has definitely put in the time to studying up on Timberlake and making his version the best version possible.
But should we really be surprised that Keyes did a stellar job bringing Timberlake to life when he's been acting for the better part of a decade? That's right, Keyes is no newbie to acting and has racked up an impressive list of credits. Currently, Keyes' resumé sports credits from the TV show Brothers & Sisters, the indie film Kings of Summer, and the hit TV show Glee.
There's no doubt that Britney Ever After will push Keyes onwards and upwards to bigger and better things. If his work as Timberlake is any proof, he's a star that is worthy of breaking out in a major way.