The actress says having a toddler helped her connect with her character. We're not sure that's a good thing.
Did you guys watch The Sinner last night? It's the new limited series on USA starring Jessica Biel as a woman who stabs a man to death in front of her husband and young son on the beach, and then has no recollection of ever meeting him and can't explain why she did it.
Sounds pretty dark, right? And I'd imagine it was a difficult role for the actress, who's a mom to a young son herself, to take on. But oddly enough, Biel credits becoming a parent to her 2-year-old son Silas with husband Justin Timberlake for actually helping her get into character.
"I truly understand what it means to have a child," Biel explained to E! News at the show's recent premiere. "You know, the actual process of it. And then what it means to be a parent. So playing a person who commits a crime like this and then has to really deal with the repercussions of how does that look like for her family unit—that I really understand and I feel very connected to that idea."
Not sure we totally understand her reasoning there, but OK. Then again, we've only seen one episode of the murder mystery so far. The show is based on the novel of the same name, and the rest of the installments—there are 8 in total—will follow the aftermath of the crime, as Biel's character struggles to figure out why she did what she did.
Like this one:
A post shared by Jessica Biel (@jessicabiel) on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:44am PDT
And this one:
A post shared by Jessica Biel (@jessicabiel) on Jun 22, 2017 at 11:23am PDT
And this one:
To all the dads out there, including mine, who selflessly give their time and love to their families, I appreciate and salute you. And to my beloved husband, my adventure companion, my road dog, who works tirelessly for THIS family and gives of himself energetically and spiritually every day, I am eternally grateful for you and your love. As Silas likes to say, "you are so much cool." I love you to the moon and back. Your adoring wife, Me
A post shared by Jessica Biel (@jessicabiel) on Jun 18, 2017 at 11:55am PDT
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