EXCLUSIVE: Lance Bass Reacts To *NSYNC's Casting in Britney Spears Biopic: 'They Look Like The Backstreet Boy
By Leena Tailor
Lance Bass is giving his opinion about the recent casting of *NSYNC members in Lifetime’s upcoming Britney Spears biopic -- and the singer thinks producers may have their boy bands mixed up!
“Somebody’s been tweeting me pictures of the new *NSYNC -- it’s interesting casting choices there,” the former boy bander told ET’s Katie Krause at 102.7 KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball 2016 Presented by Capital One at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday. “They actually look a little more like the Backstreet Boys, because a couple of them look like Howie D.”
The Lifetime movie chronicles Spears’ “rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection,” with Australian actress Natasha Bassett cast as the pop star.
While Bass suspects Spears and his former bandmate, Justin Timberlake, are “not happy about it at all,” the Finding Prince Charming host isn’t worried about how he might be portrayed in the film and wishes Connor Paton, the actor playing him, luck.
“I'm sure he's a better dancer than I was, so I think he'll be just fine,” Bass, 37, said.
What's more, Bass admitted he’ll definitely be tuning in.
“I love Lifetime movies,” the musician revealed. “Of course, I'll watch it! C'mon! I get to see a little me on there. Why not?”
Bass also updated ET on his plans to start a family with husband of almost two years, Michael Turchin. The couple are planning to start the process in the spring.
“We're going through the surrogacy process to have our first babies and then hopefully adopt after that if the first ones didn't drive us crazy,” he shared. “But we're excited to expand. I think I'll be a fun dad. I grew up in the South with some really good morals, so I'll be a stricter dad than my husband. I'll be the bad cop. They'll walk all over him, but I like to put little rules in place.”
As for whether he envisions having a boy or a girl, Bass said he isn't too concerned, but noted that Turchin, 29, has his heart set on a girl. “He's always talking about little girl names, so I think he's really pushing for the girl, but I'm happy with whatever.”
In the meantime, the two are preparing for what might be their last Christmas without children. After visiting Bass’ family in Mississippi, they will head to the Turchin clan in Miami, then jet off on a European vacay.
“I'm on hiatus until January and I've never had a hiatus,” Bass explained. “So, I'm gonna go take a vacation to Spain. I have always wanted to go there with my husband because I think it's very romantic and he speaks Spanish, so I wanted to go somewhere where we could actually communicate with people.”
See what else Bass has to say about the Backstreet Boys in the video below.