The fact that Justin Timberlake smokes marijuana on occasion is not surprising, but his candor in discussing the issue in a recent interview is unusual.
"Absolutely," the singer-actor tells Playboy when asked if he partakes.
"The thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high."
Pot or not, the Bad Teacher star says he's ready to slow down and chill.
"I'm just getting to a point in my life where I'm looking around, going, There's a lot to enjoy if I can sit still, actually stop and take more time."
Part of that time out means no new music on the immediate horizon.
"I don't have a single song ready to go," admits the pop star, who hasn't released an album since the 2006 smash FutureSex/LoveSounds.
"People keep asking me when a new song or album is coming out, and I don't know what to say. Music is not my focus right now. It may be someday.""It could happen next month or next year but right now it's not."
He's certainly transitioned from boy bander to serious actor seamlessly.
"You always need to be learning something new," he says. "In whatever I've done, I've always looked at myself as a beginner. Hopefully I can continue to do that for the next 30 years as I grow into an older man."
Since splitting with Jessica Biel in March, Timberlake has been linked to Olivia Wilde, Ashley Olsen and Mila Kunis, to name a few boldfaced stars. He knows why he tends to romance fellow celebs, he tells Playboy.
"You probably gravitate toward people who understand your scenario. At the end of the day you just want someone who gets you, who can be a friend. That's kind of the point of Friends with Benefits," he says.
"Corny as it sounds, the 'friends' part counts just as much as the ‘benefits’ part, if not more."
The friends part is also less awkward.
"I'd be lying if I said it wasn't completely awkward," says Timberlake of filming sex scenes with Mila. "I couldn't tell you the number of people in the crew watching me and my bare a$$, but it was a lot."