PHOTOS: Justin and Jessica through the years "No, it's great. We went for the best person for the job, and it just so happened that it was him. I say that with great respect to his character and what he's done!
Justin and I have always had a good laugh together, and to make a movie where we get to have a laugh together, and there really was no one else who was more perfect for this part," Diaz, 38, told Us at the Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Wednesday, where she was on hand to accept the Cinema Con Female Star of the Year Award. And he delivers." PHOTOS: Justin's style evolution The "Sexy Back" singer brings something to cinema that nobody else does, she enthused. " Diaz, who is now hot and heavy with Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, continued to insist "there was nothing to make" of working with her ex.
and she has nothing but wonderful things to say about the singer-turned-actor!
-- which reunited former flames Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz.
(Timberlake, 30, was still involved with Jessica Biel at the time; they split last month.) According to Diaz, it was anything but awkward or tense working with her ex on the dark comedy.
She gushed that her ex (they parted ways in late 2006 after over 3 years together) is "a genius comedian. "[Just] two people who were working together, who just so happened to have gone out with one another at another time in our lives," said the star.
PHOTOS: Justin's many women "It really wasn't a big deal, we had a great time and did the job, and we do what all actors do afterward: We all go our separate ways.
Kate and Justin were seen on set several times last September in New York and you can see some photos in the gallery. “I would turn to him and say, ‘Do you know what, Justin Timberlake?