Sun. Dec 3rd, 2023

On this, our yr of 2023, NSYNC has damaged the web with a reunion and affirmation that three members of the group had been in Star Wars Episode II: Assault of the Clones. My ‘90s nerdy teeny bopper mind can’t course of two of my core fandoms nearly crossing over: boy bands and Star Wars.

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On Sean Evans’ Scorching Ones, NSYNC sat down for certainly one of their first main interviews because the reunion for a track on Justin Timberlake’s subsequent Trolls film. However because it’s revealed within the episode, manner earlier than Timberlake went Hollywood, his bandmates Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and JC Chasez shot a loopy cameo for George Lucas’ Assault of the Clones. Kirkpatrick confirmed, “It’s very true. We had been the three.”

Timberlake piped in, “I feel I bear in mind us getting a name like ‘you’re by no means consider what occurred. We had been Stormtroopers’—”

“—Jedis,” Chasez corrected; I’m internally screaming at my fave member of the band having been a Pressure-sensitive lightsaber wielder. He continued, “We needed to study a little bit of sword choreography.”

“Heck yeah!” Fatone echoed as Lance Bass snapped again, “However they received reduce out anyway.” (Each Bass and Timberlake ribbed the blokes.) Fatone described what it was like being on set for what we are able to solely assume was the sector scene, the place their characters most likely died, and famous,“The dumbest factor although, as we had been doing the scenes, you’re actually going phvrmm phrvmm like an fool.” One motive to get reduce, presumably, or as Bass recalled, “Didn’t the Star Wars followers go loopy that’s why they edited it? Yeah, they didn’t like that concept.” Thanks, poisonous fanboys.

Kirkpatrick expressed that he wished there was video, and Fatone affirmed that it exists, “They do [have it] as a result of they filmed it. I’ve requested [producer] Rick McCallum, ‘The place’s the footage?’ As a result of I do know he has it. So let’s get that footage, please, I need to see it.” Sure, we’d like it—simply throw it on Disney+!

Watch the remainder of the NSYNC interview on Scorching Ones beneath.

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