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Lance Bass talks ’N Sync reunion

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What does Justin Timberlake really think about an ’N Sync reunion? And would JC Chasez consider taking the group on the road without him? Those were two burning questions posed by fans on “The Daily Popcast With Lance Bass,” airing this week.

A return to the ’N Sync original lineup — Timberlake, Chasez, Bass, Chris Kirkpatric­k and Joey Fatone — would be the ideal way to mark 20 years since “No Strings Attached” was released, selling over 2.4 million copies in its first week, a record for the time.

“We’ve been talking about it,” Bass said. “No plans have been made. ... I think if we did anything, it would be for the fun of it — the world needs something fun to listen to and I think we could bring some positivity to it. ... If it works, it works and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t.”

Bass, 40, says fans will get clearer answers on where the group stands on the idea when he releases his interviews, one day at a time.

“I’ve done Joey and JC so far and they’re very different interviews,” Bass said. “JC’s the hardest to nail down and more mysterious, so it was interestin­g to get into his head. You’ll definitely hear his opinion on the reunion and if it’ll happen.”

Bass is also thrilled about getting a rare insight into Timberlake’s thoughts on topics the two have “never discussed” in their 25-year friendship. “He’s the only (bandmate) I haven’t interviewe­d before, so I’m super-excited to delve into what his life’s like now, talk about ‘No Strings Attached’ and that era, ask what that (solo) transition was like and get his opinions on the future of ’N Sync,” Bass said. “I want to pull the curtain back and show you who Justin is — who my best friend was years ago. He was 14 yearsold when I met him. A bond that’s incredible.”

—Variety

 ?? JORDAN STRAUSS/INVISION 2018 ?? Chris Kirkpatric­k, from left, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Justin Timberlake.
JORDAN STRAUSS/INVISION 2018 Chris Kirkpatric­k, from left, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Justin Timberlake.

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