“It doesn’t feel like a hardship. It doesn’t feel difficult. It can be an annoyance, but it’s not the end of the world. You have to centre on what its core thing is, which is that you met someone you fell in love with. It’s hard to explain. I just find myself wondering, What’s the big fucking deal?”
Justin’s close friend John Krasinski marvels at the way he’s is handling his new reality. “That could completely blow up someone’s life,” says Krasinski. “But if anyone is built for such a bizarre shift in life, it’s Justin.”
The 42-year-old star of The Leftovers has definitely been keeping in shape, as he showed off his six-pack abs and muscular arms for the camera.
As Justin’s profile is on the rise, how did he feel for all those years when his name didn’t receive top billing?
“There’s a huge distinction between wanting to act and wanting to be a famous actor,” Theroux said.
“Most of the people that jump off buses in Hollywood just want to fukking ‘make it.’ And I never had that drive. Honestly. I could never visualize myself in that way. To me it seemed so cart-before-the-horse-y.”
“I still think a long, slow road is always the better road. Or at least for me it’s been the better road.”