They recently morphed into the murderous Candy Montgomery and detective Deputy Steve Diffenbaugh on crime drama Candy.
And Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake sipped champagne while celebrating the finale of the Hulu miniseries on Friday.
The 40-year-old actress posed for an adorable selfie with her actor husband, 41, on Instagram as they tuned in to watch Justin gush over his wife’s performance.
It’s a wrap! Jessica Biel, 40, and Justin Timberlake, 41, shared a glass of champagne as they celebrated the season finale of their hit crime drama Candy on Friday
Jessica left for her relaxed night in front of the TV fresh-faced, with her long caramel-colored locks flowing freely down her shoulders.
Justin beamed in the cute photo as he donned a black beanie and gray t-shirt to toast her performance.
Alongside the snap, Jessica wrote: “Thanks for watching with us! I hope everyone enjoyed Candy!’
On set: The hitmaker shared his own snaps as the duo dove into their respective characters, the murderous Candy Montgomery and Assistant Detective Steve Diffenbaugh
Justin took to the comments section as he declared his love for his wife as he wrote: “Me. Love. You. You crushed that!’
The hitmaker took to his own Instagram and later shared his own pictures as the duo descended into their respective characters.
Jessica was almost unrecognizable as she completely transformed into a suspected murderer, known for allegedly killing her friend Betty Gore with an ax on June 13, 1980.
Meanwhile, Justin rocked his old cop when he confirmed, “Belly’s fake, hair’s fake, mustache is real.”
In character: Jessica was almost unrecognizable as Justin cradled his vintage cop in clothes as he confirmed: ‘Belly is fake, hair is fake, mustache is real’
Last month, the chilling trailer saw Candy in court and answered questions about her relationship with Betty (played by Melanie Lynskey), the woman who killed her.
The preview began at a baby shower for Betty, who takes the time to say how “touched” she is by Candy’s generosity, compassion and friendship.
“You’re just a darling,” the late fifth-grade teacher tells her pal, while the clip shows Biel’s character beginning a months-long affair with her husband Allan Gore.
Unrecognizable: Jessica completely transformed into an accused murderer who rose to notoriety for allegedly killing her friend Betty Gore with an ax on June 13, 1980
Chilling music starts playing in the background as Candy admits she feels “awful” to one of her friends for sleeping with Betty’s husband.
“Candy, we’ve been so close,” Betty tells Candy in one scene, before BF turns her down by saying that she’s just been so “busy” lately.
The footage then pans to Candy telling Allan that she thinks Candy knows about their relationship and paying Betty a visit.
The full story of Betty’s murder and Candy’s subsequent acquittal was featured in the 1984 Texas Monthly as a two-part series. The coverage served as a source for “Love and Death”.
Killer: Last month, the chilling trailer saw Candy in court and answered questions about her relationship with Betty (played by Melanie Lynskey), the woman who killed her
The sacrifice: It started at a baby shower for Betty (Melanie Lynskey, pictured), who takes the time to say how “touched” she is by Montgomery’s generosity, compassion and friendship
Candy was eventually charged with murder and released on bail with the full support of her church.
She hired Don Crowder, an attorney she knew from church, to represent her. They agreed that they would consult with Dr. Fred Fason, a psychiatrist and clinical hypnotist, to help her remember what happened for her trial the night of Betty’s murder.
dr After a few sessions of hypnosis, Fason discovered that Candy suffered from childhood trauma that had triggered her anger as an adult. She told jurors Betty confronted her about her affair with Allan and first attacked her with the ax, claiming that she turned the murder weapon on her former boyfriend in self-defense.
“You’re just a darling,” the late fifth-grade teacher tells her pal, while the clip shows Biel’s character beginning a months-long affair with her husband Allan Gore
Betrayal: Chilling music starts playing in the background as Candy admits she feels “awful” to one of her friends for sleeping with Betty’s husband
Candy dealt Betty 41 blows to the body – 40 of which were delivered while her heart was still beating – but she insisted she didn’t mean to kill her. After the jury heard the final arguments, Candy was found not guilty.
The Montgomerys stayed together after the trial and moved to Georgia, but later divorced. It has been reported that Candy now goes by her maiden name, Candace Wheeler, and works as a teen and adult psychotherapist.
The case inspired the CBS TV movie, A Killing in a Small Town, which aired May 22, 1990.
Cruel: “It was a big shock in this community,” she tells the police. ‘We were friends’
Tragic: While the trailer doesn’t show what’s going on between the women, Betty ends up dead and police begin searching for the killer, who they believe is a “drifter” or “strongman.”
Hulu picked up ‘Candy’ in December 2020, while it was announced this week that Elizabeth Olsen will star Candy in HBO Max’s adaptation of the case.
Elisabeth Moss was originally cast in the Hulu series but had to step down due to a scheduling conflict.
“We couldn’t think of a more perfect artist to play Candy than Elizabeth Olsen. Her talent, charisma and energy captivate audiences like no other,” said Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max’s head of original content, in a statement.
No jail time: The Montgomerys stayed together after the trial and moved to Georgia, but later divorced. It has been reported that Candy now goes by her maiden name, Candace Wheeler; Candy pictured in 1980