The “Man of the Woods” crooner, 41, will make a cameo on the Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13, episodes of the limited series as a detective, Us Weekly can confirm. The five-night television event premiered on Monday, May 9.
Candy is a based on the real-life story surrounding a 1980s Texas housewife named Candy Montgomery (played by Biel), who brutally murdered her friend Betty Gore (Melanie Lynskey). Although Candy killed her friend with an ax, she was later acquitted of murder.
Lynskey, 44, exclusively told Us ahead of the premiere what it was like having the former ‘NSync member on set, revealing that her husband, Jason Ritter, worked closely with him as a second detective on the last few episodes.
“I didn’t get to have any scenes with him or work with him,” the New Zealand native confessed. “But my husband did because my husband’s the other detective in all the scenes with him.”
“They became very good friends,” she told Us. “They were texting all the time, to the point where I was like, ‘Who are you texting?’ And he was like, ‘Justin!’ It was pretty cute. He had a great time.”
Lynskey added that the “few times” she met the “Cry Me a River” singer she thought he was a “sweetheart and [that] he and Jason are very cute together.”
“Jessica’s just so great. She’s so great to talk to. We talked a lot about our lives, our kids, our husbands,” Lynskey told Us of the on set vibes. “We [had] play dates a couple of times [and] we went to the playground with our kids.”
She continued: “I just like and respect her so much. So it was just a pleasure. I love working with her.”
The final two episodes of Candy air on Hulu Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13 at 12 a.m. ET.
With reporting by Leanne Aciz Stanton