Justin Timberlake makes the grade in “Bad Teacher”
Pop star/actor Justin Timberlake, who stars in the film “Bad Teacher,” had some experience with his own “bad teacher” — one who, in seventh grade, suggested he give up his dreams of singing and songwriting. But overall, the former ‘N Sync sensation has miles of respect for the profession.
“Man, we gotta figure out a way to pay teachers more, that’s my opinion of it,” Timberlake said. “They’re like surrogate parents away from home.”
Timberlake said while promoting “Bad Teacher,” he found himself answering a lot of questions about his teachers. And he came to a realization about what good teachers can do.
“We’ve found that the teachers that we actually learned more from taught us life lessons more than say, trigonometry. They have such a huge responsibility, and they’re underappreciated and underpaid.”
The bawdy comedy “Bad Teacher” doesn’t exactly aim to bring reverence to the profession. In the film, Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) is a middle-school teacher attempting the bare minimum to get by until she can find a rich husband.
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