However, on Wednesday's episode of Conan, the host had Theroux in full-on guffaw mode when the talk turned to his character's infamous jogging pants scene. Because during the light aerobic exercise, Theroux bares much more than inner turmoil.
"Okay, this is embarrassing, but I don't know how else to ask you about this," O'Brien asked sheepishly. "Lot of fans of your show The Leftovers, I really love the show, many women today on my staff came up to me and they were saying, 'You have to ask Justin.' There's a scene where you're jogging and they say that your package is quite apparent when you're jogging in these sweatpants. I guess it's a thing that women are talking about."
Theroux quickly turned beet red, as any man might when forced to talk about his private parts on national television. Did he try and change the subject with an aside about the weather? Oh, hell no.
"There's two jogging scenes in the show. There's one in the pilot episode and then there's one we did much later," Theroux says, before launching into how he discovered that his bulge had made a cameo in the show's first episode. "Oh god I can't believe, I don't even want to tell this story…"
But, tell it he does. And, it's glorious. Please see below.
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