Justin Theroux On ‘Leftovers’ And Life: Eventually ‘Someone Will Leave – There’s Usually An Explanation’

Justin Theroux’s life has gotten a lot crazier since he started his relationship with Jennifer Aniston, and amidst swirling rumors that he is leaving her for Liv Tyler, as reported by the Inquisitr, Justin Theroux gave the straight scoop on his life and his mountain of projects in a new interview in Elle Magazine.

Justin Theroux is on the cusp of breaking out as a leading man in the new HBO series, Leftovers, based on the novel by Tom Perotta, and developed by Lost creator Damon Lindelof. The premise of the show is that on one average, normal morning, 2 percent of the world’s population vanishes. Justin Theroux’s character is Kevin Garvey, an angry father who is the sheriff of a small town that is thrown by the vanishing. Justin Theroux’s character’s family is scattered and upended by the vanishing as well.

About the new show, Justin Theroux said, “It’s got a punch, this show. I’m not comparing it to genuinely tragic events, but throughout our lives, someone will leave. There’s usually an explanation for it, but the way that people are affected is deep. Grief is deep. Everyone mourns or panics in a different way, and the show is like a pinball machine of dysfunction.”

For a long time now, Theroux has been at home among the Hollywood elite. He’s been dating Jennifer Aniston since 2011, and now the two are engaged. Justin met and became good friends with Ben Stiller in 1997, working and writing with not only Stiller, but Robert Downey Jr., Danny McBride, Paul Rudd and Amy Sedaris over the years. Theroux worked with Stiller on Tropic Thunder, and is now slated to write and direct Stiller’s Zoolander 2.

Co-starring in Leftovers with Justin is Liv Tyler, and that’s where the trouble in paradise rumors come in. The two working together allegedly worried Jennifer Aniston, who is no stranger to losing love to a significant other’s co-star.

As to being prey for the Hollywood press, Theroux’s response is that of a writer’s. His biggest problem with it is how they only report in small snippets – failing to engage the big picture.

“It’s worse than a telenovela. It’s so dramatic. Like, ‘They’re broken up, they’re together, they’re storming out, storming in, rushing out, rushing in.’ They make every celebrity look like a schizophrenic.”

Despite the complaints, Justin Theroux seems like he has his head screwed on right and his feet planted firmly on the ground. Between the large amount of work he has at his disposal, and an engagement to a wonderful woman, when Justin Theroux says his life is okay, it seems like an understatement.