Justin Timberlake Calls Clint Eastwood His "Role Model" As He Reveals Directing Dreams

18 September 2012, 15:32 | Updated: 18 September 2012, 15:51

The 'Cry Me A River' star was also described as someone that "draws people in" by new film co-star.

Justin Timberlake has opened up on his feelings towards The Trouble With The Curve co-star Clint Eastwood calling the legendary Hollywood star his "role model".

The 'Sexy Back' singer told Flicks and Bits that he has been watching the star of such films as Dirty Harry and Gran Torino closely as he hopes to get into directing one day.

"He's just a great man," the singer turned actor declared. "To say that he's a role model of mine would be an understatement.

"It's no mystery that I would love to direct one day, and getting to watch him – even though he's not directing on this, getting to watch him put his fingerprint on the movie, he's just a legend, you know? He's Clint Eastwood!"

The 'What Goes Around' singer said that the experience of working with the actor has been a once in a lifetime opportunity.

"Getting to trade lines with him, in-between every take you're kind of walking away pinching yourself," he added.

Amy Adams, who also appears alongside the two stars in the film, also opened up on working with Justin. 

You can view a picture of Justin with Clint in The Trouble With The Curve below: (Picture: Facebook)

"Because Justin has this easy way about him and this easy charm that is not forced at all, he just has a magnetism about him that draws people in," she gushed. "And it reads so well on screen, we've seen it in other roles but I think Johnny also has this depth underneath that's very engaging in Trouble With The Curve. He was great."

Meanwhile, Justin was rumoured to be making a return to the studio on a new album earlier this year after reports suggested he was working on some "crazy" new songs.

A representative for the star has since denied the claims although Drake recently said he would love to work with the singer.

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