Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis show a little bit of the on-screen chemistry that has reportedly ignited an off-screen romance in the new trailer for “Friends With Benefits,” a movie about no-strings-attached sex.
Timberlake suddenly split from his long-time girlfriend Jessica Biel earlier this month in what was called a mutual decision. But Timberlake was definitely the catalyst for the move.
“[H]e hasn’t been happy with Jessica for close to two years,” a source close to the singer told People.
But Biel was not ready to give up. “It just stung her in the heart,” the source said.
Just days after the break up, tabloid speculation asserted that Kunis, 28, was the cause of the break-up. But sources for Timberlake, 30, and Kunis denied the rumors.
“They’re not in a relationship,” a source told People. “They star in a movie called ‘Friends with Benefits’ but they’re just friends. That’s it. They are not together.”
Still other reports claim there is chemistry between them.
“Justin is very interested in Mila,” a source close to the actress tells E! News “They’ve been flirting, but so far nothing has happened.”
After dating, largely under the radar, for eight years, Kunis and Macaulay Culkin ended their relationship in January.
In any event, they spark on screen. The romantic comedy, directed by Will Gluck, is about two professionals who meet but are too busy and too emotionally spent to find a new love interest.
They agree to have an intimate relationship with no strings attached. The plot turns when the guy falls for the girl, who is interested in someone else.
The trailer opens with both characters facing breakups. As “friends” they make an arrangement to take care of their needs, and love-making turns into a negotiation, and finally love.
Check out the clip below.