A poreless and preternaturally smooth Justin turns the dials to “smolder” for Details Mag.
“The Leftovers” star Justin Theroux covers the August 2014 issue of Details magazine photographed by Mark Seliger.
On how he used to garbage-pick: “I used to garbage-pick. It sounds much more disgusting that it is. You learn a lot about society by seeing what’s thrown away. During the period I was doing that, a lot of great stuff was being tossed. What do they call that now, ‘Ironweed chic’? Edison bulbs and all that shit. This was stuff I was finding for free 15, 20 years ago.”
On the ever-present paparazzi: “It can be an annoyance, but it’s not the end of the world. You have to center 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 f–king deal?”
On the tabloid headlines: “It’s always based on fiction. You just kind of ignore it, but then you also become reluctant to say anything about the relationship. I could say everything’s good, and then it’s reflected back as JUSTIN THEROUX: EVERYTHING’S GOOD? That just creates this echo chamber, and it ricochets around the internet, it just gets wacky.”
Okay, first off, MAJOR kudos to him for not comparing tabloid harrassment to rape or serving in a war zone, which seems to be all the rage right now among the celebrity set, in an epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease sweeping the entertainment industry. Truth be told, he always came off pretty douchey to us, but these are some pretty solid sound bites.
It’s pretty standard guyditorial stuff otherwise; no real style on display, a seedy hotel room, and a perpetually furrowed brow (even through the thick fog of Photoshop on that cover). Can’t deny he looks hot, though.
The Leftovers is the epitome of pretentious twaddle. That second episode actually made us angry from all the silly bullshit posing as faux philosophizing. It’s got exactly one more episode before we drop it completely.
[Photo Credit: Mark Seliger for Details Magazine]
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