What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…unless about 20 years pass and it’s a great story that you really just have to share!
That seems to be the philosophy that James Van Der Beek was following during a recent interview with Huffington Post Live when he revealed that he once helped an underage member of *NSYNC get into a Vegas club!
“I was in Vegas one New Year’s and somebody came by and said, ‘*NSYNC wants to meet you!’ And at the time, *NSYNC was like the second-tier Backstreet Boys, it was before they had blown up,” Van Der Beek begins. “So, I said, ‘OK.’ And I met them and they were so sweet, they were so nice. And they were such cool kids and I immediately liked them.”
“I remember that night, we were all going to some club and they were all too young,” he continues. “And so I went in and then somehow passed my I.D. back so that Justin [Timberlake] could get in with my I.D.
“…Justin used it to get in and then tried to pass it off so Lance [Bass] to get in. By the third time [the bouncers] saw a James Van Der Beek I.D., they were like, ‘Ah, I don’t think so James.’”
Those ‘90s icons gotta stick together!
And speaking of which, the 37-year-old actor also revealed a little gem about getting cast as the lead character on the classic TV show Dawson’s Creek and the uncomfortable situation he had to endure with another actor that was going for the role: Adrian Grenier (Entourage).
“We were both testing for the same role and they sat us next to each other on the plane,” Van Der Beek remembers about auditioning for Dawson Leery.
James Van Der Beek is currently promoting his newest TV show, Friends With Better Lives, which debuts on CBS next Monday (March 31).
Watch the actor’s entire interview with The Huffington Post below and share your thoughts in the comments section!