April 1st, 2011
03:12 PM ET
If the upcoming film "Bad Teacher" has taught Cameron Diaz anything, it's that she and former flame Justin Timberlake still have great chemistry.
In the raunchy comedy, Diaz — whose almost four-year relationship with the singer ended in 2007 — plays a foul-mouthed junior-high teacher who attempts to woo a new instructor (Timberlake). The blonde beauty says that as a leading man, Timberlake more than makes the grade.
"Justin and I have always had a good laugh together, and to make a movie where we get to have a laugh together—there really was no one else who was more perfect for this part," she tells People, adding that working with her ex "really wasn't a big deal... We had a great time."
"He's a genius comedian, everybody knows," she adds. "'Saturday Night Live' and all the stuff that he's done over the years—he's clearly talented. We went for the best person for the job, and it just so happened that it was him. And he delivers."
Judge for yourself when "Bad Teacher" arrives in theaters June 24.
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