Justin Theroux Addresses His Now Famous ‘Bulge’ In ‘The Leftovers’

Justin Theroux has had a lengthy career and throughout the years was never labeled a heart throb. We thought if there was any chance Theroux’s star would rise it would happen when he entered into a high profile relationship with movie star Jennifer Aniston — except that never happened either. Who knew a starring role on HBO would turn the writer-actor into a bonafide heart throb?

Justin Theroux currently stars on The Leftovers, and while critics and fans alike are talking about the strange premise of the show, surprisingly Theroux has reached a new viral level for his package. Fans fawned over the outline of his bulge during a particular scene in The Leftovers, which saw Theroux jogging.

Okay, let’s be real y’all. I could NOT have been the only person to notice Justin Theroux’s bulge lol #TheLeftovers pic.twitter.com/XNAwiVMx9o

— Nicole Soriano (@nicoleyyohhlie) August 29, 2014

The actor finally addressed the bulge hysteria on Conan O’Brien’s show. O’Brien brought it up in a “very casual” way while Theroux was on the show. “I guess it’s a thing that women are talking about.” Andy Richter then countered at the actor, “You must address the flopping schlong!” Theroux obviously amused responded, “I’m trying to figure out what the classy way to answer this question is.”

Surprisingly enough Justin wasn’t aware that the scenes were “a thing.” Then his explanation came into play. “When I went to get my wardrobe for the second jogging scene way later, there was my jogging pants and two pairs of underwear in the dressing room,” the actor said. “I was like, ‘Oh, I can clearly choose between two…’ and they were like, ‘No, they want you to wear them both.'”

Either way fans have reacted favorably to Theroux’s assets.

This isn’t the only time an actor has gotten attention for his “package.” Candid photos were shot of Mad Men actor Jon Hamm which created a collective twitter ogle fest and a few memes. That said, Hamm didn’t exactly take it in stride.

In an interview with Rolling Stone Hamm said, “Most of it’s tongue-in-cheek, but it is a little rude. It just speaks to a broader freedom that people feel like they have — a prurience. They’re called ‘privates’ for a reason. I’m wearing pants, for f–k’s sake. Lay off.”

“I mean, it’s not like I’m a f—ing lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world. But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my c–k, I feel like that wasn’t part of the deal [of fame].”

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