Jessica Biel jokes her forgetfulness is due to ‘baby brain’ during promotion for new series Cruel Summer … following arrival of second son with Justin Timberlake in 2020
With two young sons and high-profile careers, Jessica Biel and husband Justin Timberlake have had their hands full trying to prioritize their time.
And now, the 38-year-old actress is getting real about the side effects of that balancing act and motherhood.
While taking part in the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 virtual panel for her new drama-thriller series, Cruel Summer, on Friday, February 26, Biel forgot to answer a question, which she joked was a result of having ‘baby brain.’
Blame it on motherhood: Jessica Biel, 38, joked about having ‘baby brain’ when she forgot to answer a question during the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 virtual panel for her new drama-thriller series, Cruel Summer
Cruel Summer is Biel’s first project since giving birth to her son Phineas last year.
She serves as an executive producer on the show that stars Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, Froy Gutierrez Barrett Carnahan, Blake Lee, Allius Barnes, Harley Quinn Smith, Michael Landes and Brooklyn Sudano.
News broke that the actress had given birth to her second child with husband Justin Timberlake in July 2020, although the pair didn’t officially confirm the news until earlier this year.
The couple are also the proud parents to five-year-old Silas.
Back to work: Cruel Summer is Biel’s first project since she and husband Justin Timberlake welcomed their son Phineas to the world last year
Just last month, Timberlake confessed it’s been an adjustment having two little kids in their household.
‘His name is Phineas, and he’s awesome and so cute, and nobody’s sleeping,’ the Cry Me A River singer said during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
‘But we’re thrilled. We’re thrilled and couldn’t be happier. Very grateful.’
Juggling family and career: The actress and mother of two serves as executive producer on Cruel Summer
Giving the appearance of weariness, the 40-year-old pop star used a couple of common football strategies on defense to describe how he and his wife keep track of their boys at times.
‘It’s a lot of fun but I guess the saying goes, “Go from a zone defense to a man-to-man very quickly,”‘ he said.
‘”You go get that one, I’ll get this one.’ But it’s great and Silas is super excited. Right now, he’s very much liking it but, you know, Phin can’t walk yet or chase him down, so, I don’t know, we’ll see what happens.’
Cruel Sumer premieres on Freeform on April 20, and the following day on Hulu.
Coming soon: Cruel Sumer premieres on Freeform on April 20, and the following day on Hulu; the drama-thriller stars Blake Lee, Allius Barnes, Olivia Holt, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Chiara Aurelia, Michael Landes and Brooklyn Sudano