Over the years, the Star Wars franchise has secretly cast celebrities in minor roles without acknowledging them — for example, Daniel Craig played a Stormtrooper in The Force Awakens. But what about the rumor that *NSYNC was cast in the 2002 prequel Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones? The group addressed it during their September 21 appearance on the YouTube series Hot Ones.
The group told host Sean Evans it’s partly true: Only Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and JC Chasez were offered the parts of Jedi in the film.
“Lance [Bass] and me were so butt-hurt,” Justin Timberlake says, evidently still salty over the whole thing.
“But they got cut out anyway,” Lance offers.
“When you guys cut out, we were, like, [secretly laughing],” Justin recalls.
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