Justin and I have always had a good laugh together, and to make a movie where we get to have a laugh together, and there really was no one else who was more perfect for this part," Diaz, 38, told Us at the Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Wednesday, where she was on hand to accept the Cinema Con Female Star of the Year Award. And he delivers." PHOTOS: Justin's style evolution The "Sexy Back" singer brings something to cinema that nobody else does, she enthused. " Diaz, who is now hot and heavy with Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, continued to insist "there was nothing to make" of working with her ex.She gushed that her ex (they parted ways in late 2006 after over 3 years together) is "a genius comedian. "[Just] two people who were working together, who just so happened to have gone out with one another at another time in our lives," said the star.
(Timberlake, 30, was still involved with Jessica Biel at the time; they split last month.) According to Diaz, it was anything but awkward or tense working with her ex on the dark comedy.
PHOTOS: Justin and Jessica through the years "No, it's great. We went for the best person for the job, and it just so happened that it was him. I say that with great respect to his character and what he's done!
Thankfully, the vicious breakup trend seems to be on its way out among Hollywood’s elite. Though their relationship ended in 2015, Andrew Garfield still names Emma Stone the one person he’d bring with him if he were stranded on a desert island.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin actually go on family vacations together—they celebrated the one-year anniversary of their “conscious uncoupling” with a trip to Mexico.
In 1992, when Diaz was 19, she was photographed and videotaped topless for an S&M leather fashion lingerie editorial by John Rutter, photographer, and Clifford Wright, as producer for an editorial for Max Magazine Italy. Rutter approached Diaz in 2003, ahead of the release of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, offering to sell the pictures and video to her for $3.5m before attempting to sell them to prospective buyers.