Six Quirky Things You Didn't Know About Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux: Leftovers Star Reveals Six Quirky Things About Himself
Justin Theroux
Robbie Fimmano for Interview Magazine

updated 07/09/2014 at 01:00 PM EDT

originally published 07/09/2014 07:15PM

The way Justin Theroux sees things, mornings are for writing, not for running, and a bunny is the best animal to describe the perfect girl.

The Leftovers star sat down with longtime friend Amy Sedaris for the new issue of Interview magazine and discussed his early learning (or lack there of), his love for fiancée Jennifer Aniston, and his biggest pet peeves.

Check out his funniest revelations (and strangest quirks):

1. He went to an "experimental school" until he was in the fourth grade.
"I went to a Rudolf Steiner school – they're awful. It was all knitting and beeswax-making – s––– like that. Then after my parents got divorced, I had to go right into public school in the fourth grade. The Steiner school had never really taught me how to read, so it was a rude awakening."



2. He worked for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Japan.
"[A friend and I] had a great bear act," he jokes. "No, it was just a managerial job, making and selling snow cones. I was just looking for a summer job to help pay for school in the fall. At the time, you could make a lot of money if you could get yourself to Japan. The yen was really strong."

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Justin Theroux

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3. Flashdance inspired him to move to New York.
"I later found out [it] was actually set in Pittsburgh. I just saw big lofts and raw spaces and I was like, 'F–––! That would be amazing to live there.' "

4. He has a little help to look so tan.
"I kind of like the feeling of a light burn. But there's this stuff called Retinolo that actually Jen turned me on to. It's just like a body cream, but I think they're going to stop making it. I hate when people make a really good product and then stop making it. I get annoyed. They get you hooked on it, and then they're gone. But I guess it forces change, which is good."



5. He hates sandals and sweatpants.
"Sandals really bum me out. I don't want to see feet. A strapless shoe can look sexy on a girl, but anything that exposes a man's feet is … Also sweatpants are disgusting. Slow walkers I [also] don't like."

6. He loves his "lady".
"[Happiness is a thing called] my dogs. And my lady, of course."

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