Jessica Biel is opening up about how being a mom and wife helps her shake some of her darker characters when she gets home from work.
The actress, who has a 2-year-old son, Silas, with pop star husband Justin Timberlake, chatted with ET ahead of her new crime thriller anthology series, The Sinner, which sees her playing a mother who commits a shocking act of violence without knowing why.
“I've never had too much trouble letting work stay at work and honestly, you don’t really have the choice,” said the 35-year-old star. “You have to get home. Someone needs dinner, someone needs to get their pajamas on, then get in the bath, then get into bed and you can’t be smoldering in the corner like, 'Oh, this scene I did!'”
“No time for it!” Biel laughed. “Make dinner, get him to bed, you know?”
As for what her former *NSYNC heartthrob husband thinks about the series, which kicks off on the USA Network in August, Biel said is “really excited” for her.
“He's been such a huge supporter of this all along,” she shared. “He knows how much the material is interesting to me and what a great opportunity this is for me to do something really different.”
“He’s really able to watch the show for what it is and not get too bogged down by the fact that he's seeing me in a very different light,” Biel continued. “I think he's just seeing it for its creativity and what fun we're all having as we're doing it.”
Speaking of having fun, Timberlake recently threw his wife a roller-skating birthday party. See more on the epic bash below.