Jessica Biel, star of USA Network's hit limited series The Sinner, took to Reddit on Wednesday to talk about her new show -- and anything else people wanted to ask her! Here are our favorite moments from Jessica's AMA!
1. She’s not at all jealous over hubby Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon’s bromance.
Do you ever get jealous of the relationship your husband has with Jimmy Fallon?
“Oh no, I'm not jealous that every waking moment they can spend together they do... Oh no and I'm not jealous that every time Justin can go on the show he does... oh no, I'm not jealous that they ride tandem bikes together. Oh no, I'm not jealous that they sing and rap together. Oh I'm not jealous they they go to camp together. OH NO, I'M NOT JEALOUS AT ALL!!! I actually rode a tandem bike with Jimmy on his show a few years ago I believe.... around the studio, for absolutely no other reason other than it was fun. So wait, that means Jimmy and I did bro biking first!”
2. She was a big fan of The Sinner book before she decided to produced and star in the hit show.
How did you get involved with The Sinner? Were you a fan of the book?
“Yes I was a fan of the book. Universal Cable Productions brought us the book and I loved the material and became a huge fan of it. I felt the story was surprising and compelling and every twist and turn I thought was coming never came to fruition and something else happened that took me by surprise, which was very interesting because I feel like I've seen it all, read it all and this book consistently shocked me. Subsequently, my company joined forces with UCP to develop and produce the show...we hired a creator, Derek Simonds, and he wrote a pilot episode and as a team we pitched the show to all the major cable providers and networks, and we were lucky enough to have been picked up by USA Network ... It's amazing!”
3. She could have been the female Indiana Jones or the next Annie Leibovitz if she didn’t act.
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What would you have been if your acting career did not take off?
“Three things I've always been interested in besides acting and music: archeology, writing and photography. I was quite the amateur poet when I was a kid and used to love writing short stories. I had a total fascination with Indiana Jones and thought I should be an archeologist like him, but I realized they sit at a desk and brush sand away from relics all day long. I used to fancy myself a very unique interesting photographer until I realized I was sh*t at it. But I enjoyed it and had fun. I still dabble at these things but just prefer this whole acting thing. I'm going to ask my mom to dig into the old files to find something that may have survived. For all your sakes I hope there's nothing. Stay tuned...”
4. NSYNC all the way. Do you have to ask?
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Backstreet Boys or team *NSYNC?
“I was such a theater nerd at that time that I literally wasn't listening to either of those groups. I was listening to soundtracks, like Rent and old 50's/60's music. I can be a little off on my timing. But if I had been cool, DUH, NSYNC all the way, baby!”
5. Hands down, she would choose Seth Rogan and his wife to play her and Justin Timberlake in a movie.
If a movie was ever made about your husbands life like Johnny Cash in Walk the Line; who do you think could play you and Justin?
“Oh, that's a no-brainer!”
6. She is a fan of Game of Thrones and, apparently, Arya Stark, whom she did a film with.
Theory on how Game of Thrones will end?
“ARYA STARK, ARYA STARK, ARYA STARK!!!!”
7. With a new baby in tow, she still makes time for date night...and naps.
What a typical Saturday looks like for you and Justin (and the baby)?
“A typical Saturday... up early, breakfast at home... maybe head to a park and play. Everybody naps at nap time. Maybe a play date in the afternoon. Then mommy and daddy go out on a hot date. :)”
8. She loves working with funny guys Adam Sandler and Kevin James.
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Funniest actor to work with?
“Adam Sandler and his crew were pretty amazing to work with. Adam and Kevin James and their whole crew are hilarious to work with. Working with them is almost impossible because they're so clever and on their feet at all times and you're laughing and cracking up during every take. It's so much fun. They make comedy look easy, but it's not. It's way harder than anyone thinks.”
9. After all these years, she has still maintained close relationships with her 7th Heaven family.
Favorite memory or lesson that's followed you from the 7th Heaven show?
“My favorite lesson? To be around and supported by a tight-knit family was such a gift and that feeling carried from onscreen to offscreen. I'm very grateful for people in my life who have been with me through the bad and good and it's easy to forget about this when you're young and your friends are ignoring you. But it was such a wonderful experience and I'm still very close with them to this day.”
10. In her free time, she loves to travel, go on treks, and eat her way around the world.
What are your favorite hobbies?
“I think my favorite hobby of all time is traveling and going to places I've never been before... getting out of my comfort zone and doing all kinds of crazy treks... and yeah, basically eating my way all over the world.”
11. She has a book recommendation for you (besides The Sinner).
What's your favorite book at the minute? :)
“Well, I just just started reading The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman and I'm really enjoying it. It's about female boxers and it's based on true events that were really happening. Women were actually boxing in the 1800's which is something I never knew. You should check it out.”
12. She gives great advice on how to get your child to eat veggies.
How the heck do I get my 1 year old to eat vegetables?! Any advice?
“YES, hide 'em! I hide vegetables in eggs, quiche, stews soups, smoothies.... I hide vegetables everywhere I possibly can.”