Justin Timberlake: 'Why Not Do Everything?'

EW: There are only so many hours in a day, though.
Timberlake True. And to be honest, ever since I went solo, I've felt like an infiltrator more than not. I feel like I've been made to feel that way.

EW: By whom?
Timberlake Just everything around you.

EW: But if there was any resistance to you as a solo artist, it ended pretty quickly, wouldn't you say?
Timberlake I don't know. Maybe I'm more tortured than I think and I only focus on the bad.

EW: Do you feel like an infiltrator in the music world now?
Timberlake No.

EW: How about in the movie world?
Timberlake Absolutely. Maybe that's my own demons. I know what I want to be, and that's an artist. It feels stupid to talk about it. I told you, you're catching me at a vulnerable state. I just need to shut the f--- up.

EW: Are there people you work with who are telling you that you should put another record out sooner rather than later?
Timberlake [Long pause] When someone starts alluding to that, it gets shut down so fast. It's like, ''Talk all you want. Predict what you want.'' I'm talking about people that work with me. ''Ask me what you want, but know that I'm going to do what I want.'' Does a painter make a painting because he has to make it by December 21st? No, he doesn't. It happens when it pours out of him. That's how music is for me. It's not methodical. It's so much more of an outburst of emotion. That's the way my two albums have been. And when it does, it's like Niagara Falls. I'm constantly creating. I'm into photography, I'm into music, I'm into film. I'm into a lot of things, but I don't think that every idea I come up with is the greatest idea ever. I don't have to tweet that I'm going to the bathroom in a song.


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