Pop star Justin Timberlake
was so shy as a child his mother Lynn used to tease him about his nervous demeanor.
Timberlake, who recently tried his hand at acting in the Nick Cassavetes film Alpha Dog
, claims that performing brought him out of his shell.
The 26-year-old says, "I was very shy as a kid. But when I found out I could perform and have people's attention, everything changed.
"My mom likes to joke that until I was eight or nine I only knew what my sneakers looked like because I constantly walked around with my head down.
"But all of a sudden, the stage made sense and that's what brought me out of my shell and a monster was created.
"It felt like it came naturally and it was fun. Even as a kid, I'd find the one person whose attention I didn't have and zone in on that person. It became a challenge."
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