Justin Timberlake’s eight-year-old co-star wasn’t nervous about working with the pop superstar in new movie Palmer, because he had “no idea” who he was.
Child actor Ryder Allen admits he had to do a little research about his castmate because he’s too young to know anything about Timberlake’s career as a pop icon.
“At first, I had no idea who Justin Timberlake was,” Allen confessed during a joint interview on U.S. breakfast show Today, as the singer-turned-actor quipped, “You’re aging me!”
Palmer stars Timberlake as a fallen former college football star who returns to his hometown after serving time in prison, and forms an unlikely bond with a kid named Sam, played by Allen.
And although the youngster was previously unaware of Timberlake’s superstardom, he learned a lot from his “best movie friend”.
“It was amazing working with Justin, obviously,” Allen said. “One of the best parts about working with Justin is the experience that I got with him. All the notes, all the jokes, all the, just experience, including a day-to-day friendship between us… He’s my best friend, (my) best movie friend.”
Palmer is set for release on AppleTV+ on 29 January.