Justin Timberlake defended Britney Spears in the latest Playboy issue. After a video went viral about the pop songstress, comparing her old dancing days to her latest moves, Justin defended Britney. 

The Internet is a cruel place. What a f*cked-up thing to do. he comments.

I don't have too much to say about her situation. I can't remember the last conversation I had with her. But this thing that happens online bothers me - these anonymous commenters.

People think they can say anything, and it doesn't matter to people. I'd love to see the people who comment about Britney online say those things to her face, because they couldn't.

Also, in Britney's defense, if you pulled up a video I did from 2003, I couldn't do the sh*t I did then either. 

Dating life

The actor also commented on dating life, and in true Justin style, the singer-actor didn't divulge too much information on his private life. Timberlake most recently split from actress Jessica Biel in March and had previously been romantically linked to Cameron Diaz and Britney Spears.

On whether or not it would make life easier dating a non-celebrity, Justin remarked: Technically, I guess. But you can't help who you have feelings for. If you turn it off because someone is famous, then you're being unfair to yourself. You could walk down each of those roads and find pros and cons.

The girl from the dry cleaners is not going to understand how I feel about the work schedule and pressures I have. You probably gravitate toward people who understand your scenario. At the end of the day, you just want someone who gets you, who can be a friend.

Justin also found a way to plug his latest film, 'Friends With Benefits,' starring Mila Kunis. That's kind of the point of 'Friends With Benefits,' the actor says. As corny as it sounds, the 'friends' part counts just as much as the 'benefits' part, if not more. 

In a recent Vanity Fair interview, Timberlake discussed his relationship with Britney, his break-up with Biel, the idea of marriage, and dating celebrities.

I wish her the best-that goes without saying, Timberlake says of Spears. We haven't spoken in 9 or 10 years.

We were two birds of the same feather-small-town kids, doing the same thing. But then you become adults, and the way you were as kids doesn't make any sense. I won't speak on her, but at least for me, I was a totally different person, he says. I just don't think we were normal; there was nothing normal about our existence. We spent way too much time being the biggest thing for teenyboppers. 

On marriage, Timberlake revealed his sensitive side, stating, I think the mistake is that people commit to who that person is right then and not the person they're going to become. That's the art of staying together, is changing together, he says. When you say it like that, it seems damn near impossible, right? 

On dating celebrities, he said, Why do you think we wind up dating each other, and feeling more comfortable around each other? We understand what it's like. 'Oh, thank God-finally, somebody who knows how I feel.' It's refuge. 

When asked about his most recent (and possibly most sacred) love, Biel, Justin remarked, In my 30 years, she is the most special person, O.K.? ... I don't want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me-for instance, her. 

'Friends With Benefits'

Timberlake's latest film 'Friends With Benefits' which hits theaters this summer, stars with Mila Kunis who says of their sex scene: We figured that by then we'd really, hopefully, be friends, which is what happened, said the actress.

It's always uncomfortable to do those scenes ... You have to be in these crazy positions for 12 to 16 hours. I'll never forget when Justin had to be on top of me with his right hand on my left pasty and his left hand on my right pasty-my feet were getting numb, and I think his hands were giving out on him. It was a workout. 

Kunis also talked about the nudity aspect and how refreshing it is for a man to also bare it all in the name of art. The men never have to do anything, and we're always seeing the boobies of the ladies. So for this one, [director] Will [Gluck] said, 'O.K., Justin can show himself off,' which I thought was great. 

Timberlake agreed, stating It was fun, but I can't say I'm going to be butt-naked in a movie again. I only did it because I'm young now, and everything's where it's supposed to be. I figured this is the time, before gravity gets the best of me.