Michelle Williams‘ impression of Justin Timberlake has gone viral, with fans calling it Oscar-worthy.

The Academy Award-winning actress made headlines after the announcement that she would narrate the audiobook for Britney Spears‘ memoir “The Woman in Me.” A fellow former young TV star like Spears, the “Dawson’s Creek” alum channels a specific accent when reading a section involving Spears’ ex Timberlake trying to impress singer Ginuwine in New York City.

“His band *NSYNC was back then what people called ‘so pimp.’ They were white boys but they loved hip-hop. To me, that’s what separated them from the Backstreet Boys, who seemed very consciously to position themselves as a white group,” Spears wrote, which Williams reads in a clip circulating Twitter.

The memoir continued, “*NSYNC hung out with Black artists. Sometimes I thought they tried too hard to fit in. One day J and I were in New York, going to parts of town I had never been to before. Walking our way was a guy with a huge, blinged out medallion. He was flanked by two giant security guards. J got all excited and said so loud, ‘Oh yeah, oh shiz oh shiz, Ginuwine, what’s up homie?’ After Ginuwine walked away, [Spears’ longtime assistant] Felicia did an impression of J. J wasn’t even embarrassed. He just took it and looked at her like, ‘OK, fuck you.’”

Spears additionally revisited her audition for “The Notebook” and revealed she was offered a villain role in Oscar-winning film “Chicago.”

“The Notebook” casting director Matthew Barry told The Daily Mail that Spears’ audition for the romance film was “phenomenal.”

“Britney blew us all away. Our jaws were on the floor. I was blown away. Absolutely blown away. She brought her A-game that day,” Barry said. “Scarlett Johansson, Claire Danes, Kate Bosworth, Amy Adams, Jamie King, and Mandy Moore auditioned for this role. Britney beat out all of them. Everybody who was anybody that year wanted this part.”

Rachel McAdams was ultimately cast. Spears wrote in her memoir that she was “glad” she did not star in the film. “If I had, instead of working on my album ‘In the Zone’ I’d have been acting like a 1940s heiress day and night,” Spears wrote.

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