Justin Theroux lands the cover of GQ Magazine, says Jennifer Aniston won’t let him keep his STD art.
Justin Theroux lands the October of GQ, and doesn’t he look thrilled? Every time I see pictures of him I think he just looks annoyed…all the time. Like he’s doing all of us a favor, for taking time out of his busy schedule to pose for us. Maybe I think this because I’m not terribly a huge fan of his. I don’t like his movies, and I don’t think he’s hot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s returning to TV. HBO has just picked up his pilot called ‘The Leftovers.’ He plays a sheriff during the Apocalypse. He’s not promoting that in the article, because at the time it hadn’t been picked up yet. Instead he talks about his fiance, Jennifer Aniston, having ADHD, hating flipflops and more.
Justin says that Jennifer Aniston changed his life: Ã¢â¬ÅItÃ¢â¬â¢s a bit like going to a slightly different altitude, you know?Ã¢â¬Â he says. The paparazziÃ¢â¬âÃ¢â¬ÅI call them photojournalists, actually,Ã¢â¬Â he saysÃ¢â¬âcan be a drag. And Ã¢â¬Åwhen I get complimented on the street because IÃ¢â¬â¢m having twinsÃ¢â¬ÂÃ¢â¬âthatÃ¢â¬â¢s weird, too.
On what Jennifer won’t let him move to their new house: Ã¢â¬ÅI have these beautiful wax-museum piecesÃ¢â¬âhandmade, from the 1800sÃ¢â¬âfrom a museum of curiosities. TheyÃ¢â¬â¢re just these open mouths, with tongues, and in the throats are different stages, labeled, of syphilis and gonorrhea and whatever.Ã¢â¬Â He pauses in a way that makes clear his betrothed drew the line at gonorrhea. Ã¢â¬ÅThose definitely found a great place in my office in L.A.,Ã¢â¬Â Theroux says. Ã¢â¬ÅThey werenÃ¢â¬â¢t going to be above the fireplace anytime soon.Ã¢â¬Â
Jen loves that he’s non-athletic: Ã¢â¬ÅThatÃ¢â¬â¢s one of the things Jen loves about me.Ã¢â¬Â
The house they just bought came with six chickens! Ã¢â¬ÅWe inherited the chickens from the previous owners,Ã¢â¬Â Theroux says. Ã¢â¬ÅThey were like, Ã¢â¬ËOf course weÃ¢â¬â¢ll get rid of the chickens,Ã¢â¬â¢ and we said, Ã¢â¬ËAre you crazy? DonÃ¢â¬â¢t get rid of the chickens. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s half the reason we wanted this place.Ã¢â¬â¢ Ã¢â¬Â
He hates flip flops:Ã¢â¬ÅThereÃ¢â¬â¢s these guys you see just walking through SoHo with big mops of hair, wearing flannel pants and flipÃ¢â¬âflops on their way to Montauk. And you think, Ã¢â¬ËWho the hell are you? What do you do?Ã¢â¬â¢ FÃ¢â¬âking surfboard on the top of the Range Rover. I have a real issue with the makers of Tevas. Not only should there never be Velcro on any shoe; there should not be Velcro and neoprene on a shoe. Then there definitely should not be Velcro, neoprene, and some sort of beaded Indian print. I know: TheyÃ¢â¬â¢re comfortable. Lots of things are comfortable. I could put my feet in kneaded dough and walk down the street. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s comfortable, but IÃ¢â¬â¢m not going to do it, you know? Ridiculous.Ã¢â¬Â
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On having ADHD while growing up: Ã¢â¬ÅThatÃ¢â¬â¢s still my least favorite thing to hear,Ã¢â¬Â Theroux says. Ã¢â¬ÅSomeone saying, Ã¢â¬ËDonÃ¢â¬â¢t be stupid.Ã¢â¬â¢ Ã¢â¬Â Diagnosed with ADHD, he had the habit of making trouble and ran through a bunch of schools when he was younger. Ã¢â¬ÅI could not keep my mind on one task,Ã¢â¬Â he says. When he tried, Ã¢â¬Åit was like trying to bite down on a tennis ballÃ¢â¬ÂÃ¢â¬âby which he means, impossible. Ã¢â¬ÅYou go, Ã¢â¬ËOkay, IÃ¢â¬â¢m going to try.Ã¢â¬â¢ Then the toe starts tapping, your hand moves, next thing you know youÃ¢â¬â¢re grabbing a pencil, breaking it, and throwing it.Ã¢â¬Â Worse still, Theroux couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t read. He didnÃ¢â¬â¢t finish a book, beginning to end, until he was in high school. Ã¢â¬ÅReading was tough,Ã¢â¬Â he says. Ã¢â¬ÅLike, insurmountable.Ã¢â¬Â
Ben Stiller on Justin Theroux: Ã¢â¬ÅThat Ã¢â¬ËNever go full retardÃ¢â¬â¢ speech [in Tropic Thunder] is a great example of JustinÃ¢â¬â¢s genius,Ã¢â¬Â says Ben Stiller, his co-writer and friend of twenty years. Ã¢â¬ÅIt just, like, flowed out of him. When weÃ¢â¬â¢re writing, heÃ¢â¬â¢ll get an idea and just kind of go off.Ã¢â¬Â
He’s addicted to Nicorette gum: Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢ve been on it five years, I have zero desire to smoke, and I donÃ¢â¬â¢t want to tear my flesh off. I wish I owned stock in Nicorette. I love Nicorette. Best invention ever.Ã¢â¬Â He pops it constantly during our time together, and at one point goes off, as Stiller says heÃ¢â¬â¢s wont to do, on a flight of fancy about becoming a Nicorette pitchman: Ã¢â¬ÅDonÃ¢â¬â¢t you think it would be great to do a bunch of Nicorette commercials? Just, like, me in the desert, kind of Marlboro ManÃ¢â¬âstyle, driving a fast car, pulling over, looking at the sunset. Dissolving in ecstasy. CanÃ¢â¬â¢t you see it? Me blowing huge Nicorette bubbles. Ã¢â¬ËI love it with coffee, with cocktails.Ã¢â¬â¢ Or, Ã¢â¬ËIt goes perfect with anythingÃ¢â¬âsadness, despair.Ã¢â¬â¢ Ã¢â¬Â
I wonder if Justin and Jennifer actually WILL get married. I hope they do – I do think they make a good couple.