Last May 9 it made its debut on the Hulu platform Candynew miniseries starring Jessica Biel as Candy Montgomery, a housewife who is accused of murdering her friend Betty Gore in 1980s Texas. In the course of the miniseries also Justin TimberlakeBiel’s husband, appears in a surprise cameo.
In the course of an interview granted to Entertainment Weekly, Biel talked about how Justin Timberlake’s cameo cameo in the miniseries, how it happened by pure chance that the husband has set his eyes on the script and indicated a certain character:
“He asked me about that particular character, [l’agente di polizia] Steve Deffibaugh, [e mi ha detto] ‘Who’s playing this guy?’ I said, ‘Oh, I don’t know. He’s probably a fantastic local Atlanta actor. ‘ The conversation was basically this: ‘We don’t have any more money.’ And he said, ‘I want to do this part.’ And I answered him [sarcasticamente]: ‘Yup. Ok ‘. And he: ‘No, no. I want to do this part ‘“.
Biel, who in addition to being the protagonist of Candy is also its executive producer, submitted this sudden casting to the production staff and apparently they were as enthusiastic as she was. Still a little skeptical of the matter, Biel then told her husband that she couldn’t pay him. “I don’t care about getting paid,” she remembers telling her. “I just want you to pay for my wig and I want my belly prosthesis.”
The show, which also features Timothy Simons, Melanie Lynskey, Pablo Schreiber, and Raúl Esparza, brings the story of Candy Montgomery, a housewife with a husband and children who seemed to have everything in life. The woman, however, was not quite what she seemed. In fact, we are talking about a known killer, who was accused of the murder of Betty Gore, the wife of the man with whom she was having an affair.
Waiting for its arrival also in Italy (probably on Disney +), we leave you to the official Candy trailer.