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Britney Spears Wrote Justin Timberlake's Name All Over Her "Crossroads" Journal

RIP me.

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If you have a heart and/or soul, you know and love the 2002 movie Crossroads, a coming-of-age classic starring Her Majesty Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, and Taryn Manning.

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In a series of interviews with Broadly, the women behind the masterpiece shared their memories from the project.

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Ann Carli, the film's producer, recalled how she met a writer named Shonda Rhimes, who came to write the film's script.

MAYBE YOU'VE HEARD OF HER?? Carli read a spec script of Rhimes' that was a "retelling of Antigone set in an African American town in the 1930s."
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MAYBE YOU'VE HEARD OF HER?? Carli read a spec script of Rhimes' that was a "retelling of Antigone set in an African American town in the 1930s."

Carli also recalled how sweet and down-to-earth Britney Spears was, and that despite her elaborate contract, she only ever requested two things: tuna Lunchables and edamame.

Her Majesty Britney Spears didn't even want coffee waiting for her when she got to set in the mornings, she told Carli, "I don't mind. I actually like going in and getting to decide."
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Her Majesty Britney Spears didn't even want coffee waiting for her when she got to set in the mornings, she told Carli, "I don't mind. I actually like going in and getting to decide."

And Tamra Davis, the film's director, remembered how capable and polite Spears was on set and off.

"She was this very sweet Southern girl with incredible manners, but she was running the whole thing. I loved watching her [be] in the center of this circle, and there wasn't a guy in there telling her what to do. She was in command of the whole thing."
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"She was this very sweet Southern girl with incredible manners, but she was running the whole thing. I loved watching her [be] in the center of this circle, and there wasn't a guy in there telling her what to do. She was in command of the whole thing."

Davis also remembered, of course, that there was a blessed time in all our lives when Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake dated and were The Best Couple Ever.

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And, yes, they were an even better couple IRL.

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"It was just the most beautiful relationship," Davis said, "Seeing the two of them together and how love-y they were. They were just so close, and she was such a supporter of his."

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"He worked just as hard as her. It was like, she would be doing rehearsals and he would be doing rehearsals. They really knew that life together."

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Is your heart breaking? Are the tears running down your face? Cool, cause it gets worse: To help her get in character, Davis had Britney "absentmindedly doodle in a notebook in character, to show the character's creative aspirations."

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And you know what Britney wrote? JUSTIN'S NAME. "I have the book. All she was writing was 'Britney and Justin,' all these little curlicues. It was like looking at a teenage girl's musings — hearts and butterflies and Justin's name."

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RIP love, RIP life, RIP all of us.

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