Jessica Biel recently celebrated her seventh wedding anniversary with husband Justin Timberlake, which made it all the more awkward when she dropped by “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday only to have host Jimmy Fallon dredge up an embarrassing video from her past in which she declares her absolute ambivalence toward her future husband’s wildly popular boy band.
Biel visited “Tonight” to promote her new Facebook Watch series “Limetown”, but Fallon — a close pal of Timberlake — decided to use the opportunity to show her a clip from 1999 in which she’s asked to share her feelings about *NSYNC, of which Timberlake was a member.
“I know of them, of course, and I’ve heard of them and I’ve heard the music,” she said dismissively.
“I don’t think I own any of their CDs. I’m not a huge fan, but I mean, cool, I guess,” she added, imbuing those final three words with as much disdain as it’s possible to pack into “cool, I guess.”
As Fallon giggled in hilarity, Biel’s jaw dropped as she became speechless.
“You are in so much trouble!” Fallon crowed.
It’s probably safe to assume that Biel has gained a new appreciation for the iconic boy band in the decades since.
She and Timberlake wed in 2012, and share a 4-year-old son, Silas.
Watch Biel also take part in a “Cue Card Cold Read” skit alongside Billy Crudup in the clip below.