Jessica Biel’s baby isn’t the only thing on the actress’ mind lately. She is now set to tell the world about everything related to pregnancy. In a recent episode of Good Morning America, Jessica opened up on women’s reproductive health and made a gushing segue into the man who helped her make her baby.
Biel had been trying to keep her mind on the topic at hand during the chat, but Justin Timberlake just proved too much of a welcome distraction. Oddly, it may have actually helped her credibility.
Thankfully, Jessica’s family life is turning out much better than her film career. She can’t seem to stop finding herself cast in critically derided movies such as Blade: Trinity, the Total Recall remake, The A-Team, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. The highlight of the actress’ film career was her role in Ulee’s Gold, for which she won an award for Best Performance in a Feature Film.
The father of Jessica Biel’s baby, Justin Timberlake, has had a much more successful and varied career. The Saturday Night Live alum has proven he’s more than just the blond guy in comedy music videos such as “D**k in a Box,” having reprised his role regularly with Jimmy Fallon for the “History of Rap” segment, and even branched off with a solo music career after leaving N’Sync. Film is one of the only things Justin hasn’t attempted on a serious level, having done such comedies as Friends with Benefits and Bad Teacher, the Mark Zuckerberg based drama The Social Network, and Mike Myers’ infamous flop The Love Guru.
Thankfully, Justin’s role as a father turned out more like his music career than his and Jessica’s film history. After having given Jessica Biel her first baby boy, Timberlake shows no sign of slowing down his diverse talents, now including fatherhood.
Jessica and her friend Saundra Pelletier, CEO of WomanCare Global, have set out to do their share in educating young women about sex education. Their efforts will take the form of a series of videos under the title “If You Don’t Tell Them, Then Who Will?”
It is unknown how effective a set of videos featuring film star Jessica Biel will be in comparison with the current public school sex education curriculum, but she’s going to try. Topics will cover everything from contraception to puberty, says ABC News, and the videos will launch on the comedy website Funny or Die. It seems Jessica Biel’s baby has inspired her to teach young women about women’s reproductive health using a comedic approach, as she said on the morning talk show.
“I mean that’s really how we want to speak about this issue and share this issue with everyone. Because we want to take it out of the shadows. We don’t want women’s reproductive health issues to be hidden under stigma or taboos anymore. And how best to reach all demographics. Can we please laugh about this crazy stuff that happens to us?”
This series of videos was inspired by how naïve Jessica Biel claims she was before having a baby herself, Us Magazine reports. After unveiling her new project to educate young women, Jessica couldn’t seem to hold back on the man who made her knowledge possible.
“He supports everything that I do and that’s I think why he’s a wonderful partner. And we should just be able to talk and laugh and learn together.”
In an era where Hollywood is such a horrible example for parenting and relationships, it seems this couple is attempting to rectify the situation. Jessica Biel’s baby may just be the key to a whole new world of celebrity-based education.
What do you think of Jessica’s efforts to teach young women about their bodies?
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