Jessica Biel hopes her son Silas, 2, inherits many of his dad’s qualities — except for one.
“I would like our baby to inherit Justin [Timberlake’s] charm and his sense of humour. There are many qualities I’d love him to get from Justin,” she told news.com.au. “But there’s one thing I don’t want for him. I really don’t want him to be a musician.”
“I know what you’re thinking, ‘Good luck to me, right?’” she quipped.
The 35-year-old actress said she’d support her son no matter what he grows to be, but she remembers how hard music was on her husband. “Well, whatever he wants to be, he can be, of course,” Biel said. “I say that sort of as a joke, but in reality, the music business is really tough. I watch what Justin goes through and he is at the top of his game. He has access to work with any producer, and he can actually get songs on the radio.”
“And this is from someone who makes great music; he tours and makes it look very easy, but he’s been working for years and years and years to get to where he is.”
“I already have this image of him as a struggling musician and that’s like, ‘Oh my God!'” she added. “As a mum, you think 30 years into the future and you’re like, ‘How do I fix this for him?’ I just want him to be like an engineer or a doctor, something like that.”
The birth of her baby boy has had a profound impact on Biel. The “Total Recall” star now sees her husband in a totally different light. “Well, all the ego and the cool factor is out the window when you’re watching him laying there on the floor googley-eyeing a fat baby. Now that he’s a dad, I feel like I look at him totally differently some days,” she smiled.
But like every parent, the two are struggling to balance work and baby time. Biel is usually Silas’ primary caretaker, but Timberlake has stepped up big-time while Biel works on her new show “The Sinner”.
“He doesn’t get to spend as much time with him as I do, so those moments where it is his turn to take over and be Mr Mum I think he really relishes,” she explained. “The time is flying, the time is going really quickly, and he recognizes that.”
“But I know Justin. He’s going to get a little antsy and will want to work in the studio soon. We’ll have to find the balance and we’ll work it out somehow. We don’t have a foolproof equation of exactly what to do, but right now I know he feels like it’s my turn. I had this baby and in the last couple of years I really haven’t worked all that much, on purpose.”
Biel and Timberlake started dating in 2007, before tying the knot on October, 19 2012. The couple welcomed their son Silas on April 8, 2015.