Jessica Biel Shares Her Throwback Screen Test For ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, And Husband Justin Timberlake Is Impressed

Jessica Biel just slayed Throwback Thursday with a post of her terror-ific performance from an old screen test.

The 37-year-old actress shared footage of her full out emotional smackdown on Instagram and asked followers to guess what movie she was spilling her guts for.

She gave an obvious clue.

“Baby mid-screentest. Guess the movie. Hint: Starts with Texas, ends with me on the floor.”

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out the test was for the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

In the scene, the scream queen cries out:

“He’s killing him! The guy with the chainsaw, he’s over there! He’s over there! You gotta f*****g believe me!”

Based on her distressed portrayal of the character of “Erin,” it’s no surprise she wound up being dead-on for the part.


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#TBT Baby mid-screentest. Guess the movie. Hint: Starts with Texas, ends with me on the floor.

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At the time, her performance was a sharp departure from her turn in 7th Heaven as Mary Camden, a role for which she was hired when she was 14.

She was showered with praise in the comments, but her biggest champion was none other than her hubby, Justin Timberlake.

The @commentsbycelebs Instagram page shared a screenshot of Timberlake’s affirmation of his affections for his superstar wife.

“God, I love you.”


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A #tbt for the ages. #CommentsByCelebs

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As if he needed one more reason to be infatuated with her.

The pair began dating in January 2007, post Texas Chainsaw, and got married on October 19, 2012 at the fabulous Borgo Egnazia resort in Italy.

Fans revisited their memories of seeing the horror film remake.











One user found Biel’s performance hitting close to home.



The slasher remake of Tobe Hooper‘s 1974 film was directed by Marcus Nispel and written by Scott Kosar and terrorized a new generation of audiences upon its release on October 17, 2003.

It was considered to be one of the biggest commercial successes of the early 21st century and grossed $10,620,000 on its first day and went on to make $29.1 million at the U.S. box office over the premiere weekend.

Jessicas performance in Texas Chainsaw made fans temporarily forget about her 7th Heaven stint and elevated her to new heights as an actress, even though she was killing it on the floor for the screen test.

You can get Biel’s take on Texas terror with the double feature Texas Chainsaw Massacre / Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, available here.

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