Celebs have to learn how to roll with the punches. It comes with the territory. Some are great at faking a laugh or coming up with a witty comeback in the event of an awkward moment. Others prefer the “deer in the headlights” look and you know their brain has shut off and they’re about sweating profusely.
Justin Timberlake is a good sport and usually reacts pretty well to the unexpected. But his interview with a Brazilian reporter is just painful. (He’s promoting his movie Runner, Runner.) To Justin’s credit, he keeps a smile on his face and a good sense of humor. The language barrier made this one a bit more of a challenge. The “Mirrors” singer is seen turning to a translator off-camera for help understanding the interviewer. He does gallantly make fun of himself for being unable to understand what she’s saying, although it’s pretty clear she’s not really speaking Portuguese or English, but some slurred, confused hybrid of the two. Big points for remaining a gentleman, Justin.
The awkwardness will likely make you cringe right away, but don’t turn away. Wait until you get to the part when she gives Timberlake an autographed mold of her butt. Yup, you read that right. Now watch the interview to get the full effect.