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Justin Timberlake opens up about son Silas: 'He's a genius!'

Emmy Griffiths

Proud dad Justin Timberlake has opened up about his 19-month-old son, revealing that the toddler knows all of the characters in his dad's upcoming new film, Trolls.

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Chatting on The Ellen Show the Can't Stop The Feeling singer said: "One of the perks of doing this film was I got to stream it early at a 'fan screening' for my son, and he already knows all the characters.

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The family celebrated Halloween dressed as trolls 

"I mean, he's like, he knows, like, 12 different characters. He's a genius. I don't...he really is. You can clap for him."

He continued to joke about his little boy, saying: "I don't know, I feel like I'm, like, that guy who's just bragging on his kid on national television, but he's pretty rad.

"[He's] kinda smart. He's kinda smart, you guys. He didn't get that part from me."

The 35-year-old posted an hilarious photo of himself with his wife Jessica Biel and their son dressed up in matching troll costumes for Halloween earlier this week, and explained why little Silas wouldn't wear a matching wig.

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Justin opened up about his son

"He was not feelin' his wig," he admitted. "He doesn't need his wig. He's got a huge set of hair!"

Justin has previously spoken about his concerns regarding Silas growing up in the spotlight. Speaking on The Today Show, he said: "You think about the next five years and the next five years after that, and you think about the fact that he just got here. He hasn’t made any choices. He chooses eggs or bananas.

"You think a lot about the lives that me and my wife lead, but I wonder what privacy's going to mean in 20 years. Those are the questions that enter my mind, for sure, but I think that’s something that you don’t have control over."


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