Justin Timberlake Says 'Tennessee Kids' Concert Film Debut Made Him As Nervous As He's Ever Been

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Following the mountainous success of his 20/20 Experience Tour in 2014, Justin Timberlake wanted to capture and preserve the final day of the tour. The result is his latest offering, the concert film Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, which will debut on Netflix Wednesday night (Oct. 12). 

Prior to premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, Timberlake dedicated the film to Prince. "His influence is all over everyone's music and there's so much that I feel like I've maybe consciously and unconsciously borrowed from him that it felt right," he told E! "It just feels right to dedicate the film to him."


The morning after the screening, Timberlake spoke with Today's Willie Geist about how he has never felt more nervous to debut a project -- "there is something more personal about the way [director] Jonathan [Demme] captured us," Timberlake says -- and about how fatherhood has shaped his career moving forward.

Elsewhere in the interview, Geist tells Timberlake that Demme referred to the multi-talented star as a "funky Frank Sinatra," to which Timberlake shyly laughed. He then proceeded to discuss fatherhood, and when asked if having a newborn son has changed the way he thinks about music, Timberlake replied, "It changes everything." 

Check out the full Today interview below.