In an interview with news.com.au, the actress said she wants Silas to inherit Timberlake’s “charm and his sense of humor.” However, when it comes to his career, she doesn’t want him to take after dad.
“I really don’t want him to be a musician,” she said.
Biel clarified that she meant it “sort of as a joke” and “of course” Silas can be whatever he desires. She simply doesn’t want her son to become discouraged or feel rejected in the tough music industry.
“I already have this image of him as a struggling musician and that’s like, ‘Oh, my God!’” she told news.com.au. “As a mom, you think 30 years into the future and you’re like, ‘How do I fix this for him?’ I just want him to be like an engineer or a doctor, something like that.”
The star of “The Sinner” told news.com.au that she’s seen what Timberlake has gone through and how he’s worked years and years to be able to work with any producer he wants and have his songs on the radio. She also noted how much she loves seeing Timberlake play with their son.
“I am in awe of him and how he interacts with that little dude,” she said.
Since Silas’ arrival in 2015, Biel has given fans a glimpse at her life as a mother. In September, she posted a photo on Instagram of a fork and empty plate in the shower with her, and explained to Jimmy Fallon later that making time to eat by bringing food in the shower sums up “mom life.”
“I don’t know if anybody else does this,” she said. “I do not have time for anything. I’m feeding [Silas] in the morning, trying to get ready and I realize I haven’t eaten. I just take it into the shower.”
She also told news.com.au that being a mother has taught her how to be more patient and compassionate.
“Being a mother has changed everything,” she said.