Justin Theroux On Dating Jennifer Aniston: I Understand the Curiosity

February 13, 2012 By:
Justin Theroux On Dating Jennifer Aniston: I Understand the Curiosity

Not too long until ‘Wanderlust’, the movie that brought together Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, is released.

We’re already familiar with the comedy, thanks to the couple’s blossoming relationship. Theroux appears in New York Magazine, where he’s asked about how much his relationship with Jennifer has made him and the movie famous.

“I understand the curiosity, but other than saying I am happy, I am not going to indulge it,” he says. “That’s building your own torture device.”

He opens up a little more about the dog he and Aniston have adopted together.

“She’s the most adorable little cookie you’ve ever seen,” Theroux says, and yes, he’s one of those people that takes pictures of their pets and then shows them off. He shows the interviewer a picture of the black-and-white Boxer on his phone. “She looks like she just smoked an exploding cigar.”

Theroux, both an actor and a writer, says one thing he’s still getting used to is the fame.

“The first thing fame asks you to trade on is your personality,” he says. He calls his recent surge of popularity “bizarre,” likening it to “having shoes that are slightly too heavy—it can slow you down and make you more cautious. I have to be okay with the fact that there’s a narrative that’s going to get written regardless of what is the truth.”

In ‘Wanderlust’, Theroux plays a free-spirited hippie, who runs a commune in Georgia. That explains the beard.

“It’s hard to play that douche-y a guy without cracking yourself up,” Justin said.

And speaking of that massive beard, Theorux joked:

“I do my own facial-hair stunts, and that beard was intense, its own being.”