Photo: Courtesy of Details.
Justin Theroux is having a moment. Up until now, the rugged renaissance man was known to the masses as Mr. Jennifer Aniston, after he became engaged to America's Sweetheart in 2012. While Theroux's career has been flourishing for some time — he's been an in-demand character actor and wrote major hits like Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 — his lead role on HBO's buzzy new series The Leftovers has him primed for a breakout.
Luckily for Theroux, fame is something he'll have little trouble getting used to. Based on his new cover story in Details, it's not something he minds much, either. "It doesn't feel like a hardship, it doesn't feel difficult," he tells the magazine, referring to the constant hordes of paparazzi that hound him because of who he's about to marry. "It can be an annoyance, but it's not the end of the world," he adds. "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 fucking deal?"
Even Theroux'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."