Justin Theroux on dating Jennifer Aniston: It’s like ‘going to a slightly different altitude’
NEW YORK — Jennifer Aniston gets back to one of her trademark comedy roles in “We’re The Millers,” the fake-family road-trip movie with Jason Sudeikis that opened Wednesday. But ask her what challenge she’d like to take on in the near future, and she’ll throw out a surprise. “I’d really like to do a horror film,” the actress said in an interview. “Like a psychological exorcist-type thing.” PHOTOS: Summer Sneaks 2013 She started to add “I haven’t done one” — then caught herself; Aniston’s first role, several years even before “Friends” is in an early ’90s horror movie titled “Leprechaun.” Few saw it at the time, but Aniston’s subsequent fame has turned the film into an object of cult fascination. When told by a reporter that he hadn’t seen it, she had one word of advice: “Don’t.” Aniston didn’t say what was appealing about the genre, but did suggest that she occasionally wanted something that broke out beyond comedy. When she has, after all, the results have been good, most notably as an abused wife having an affair in the 2002 drama “The Good Girl.” VIDEO: Upcoming summer films “We’re The Millers” continues pushing her in a new direction — somewhat. After a spate of girl-next-door roles, the movie has her playing a stripper who fakes a life as a suburban mom to help Sudeikis’ character smuggle a truck full of pot across the Mexican border. The movie had her (well, her character) doing an impromptu pole-dance in front of the entire cast to get out of a sticky situation. Despite her turn to R-rated comedies — she also played a sexually aggressive dentist in 2011’s “Horrible Bosses” — Aniston noted that a scene like the “Millers” pole-shimmy doesn’t come easy. “You read it on the page and think, ‘This will be fun,’ ” she said. “And then the time gets closer and closer and you think, ‘Am I going to pull this off?’ ” ALSO:
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The film was a box office hit and grossed $243 million in the US. In 2004, she appeared alongside Ben Stiller in Along Came Polly. The film reached the number one spot in the US. In 2005, Aniston starred in two films that received little critical acclaim. Despite the lack of media support, Derailed and Rumor Has It both performed well at the box office and drew more than $72 million between them. The following year, Jennifer Aniston appeared in Friends With Money. The film opened at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was a low-budget affair and grossed over $13 million, even with a limited cinema release. The Break-Up was Aniston’s next major studio film release. The film grossed over $203 million worldwide, again defying its lack of critical support. In a return to TV, Jennifer appeared in an episode of Courtney Cox-Arquette’s series Dirt.
17: Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at ELLE’s 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute held at the Four Seasons Hotel. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) WASHINGTON — OCT. 3: Executive Producer and Director Jennifer Aniston attends the red carpet screening in the nation’s capitol for the TV movie event “Five” hosted by Lifetime and Jennifer Aniston at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Lifetime) NEW YORK — SEPT. 26: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the screening of “Five” at Skylight SOHO. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) LONDON — JULY 20: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the U.K. film premiere of “Horrible Bosses” at BFI Southbank. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) HOLLYWOOD — JUNE 30: Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Horrible Bosses” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) HOLLYWOOD — JUNE 30: Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Horrible Bosses” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) BERLIN — FEB. 21: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the “Meine Erfundene Frau” (Just go with it) Germany Premiere at CineStar.
By Chiderah Monde / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 10:00 AM Justin Theroux talks to GQ magazine about preparing to marry Jennifer Aniston. Justin Theroux is more than just Mr. Jennifer Aniston. In a new interview with GQ magazine , the 40-year-old writer-director and actor opened up about his unusual quirks and interests which he says are reasons why Aniston gave him a chance. RELATED: JENNIFER ANISTON, JUSTIN THEROUX WILL WED WHEN THEY ‘FIND THE TIME’ For instance, Theroux collects human teeth and keeps them in a candy dish. He also loves Nicorette gum despite not being a smoker and admits he’s no athlete. “That’s one of the things Jen loves about me,” he tells the magazine, referring to his lack of sports knowledge. PHOTOS: JENNIFER ANISTON’S ROCKY LOVE LIFE George Pimentel/Getty Images Theroux says moving in with Jennifer Aniston means he has to give up a few of his collectables like wax throat statues that demonstrate disease. Theroux also reveals he hates Velcro shoes and seeing people wear flip-flops around New York City. “There’s these guys you see just walking through SoHo with big mops of hair, wearing flannel pants and flip-flops on their way to Montauk,” he said. RELATED: JENNIFER ANISTON, JUSTIN THEROUX SHARE A KISS ON ROMANTIC GETAWAY “And you think, ‘Who the hell are you? What do you do?’ F–king surfboard on the top of the Range Rover.” On dating and soon marrying Aniston, 44, Theroux says has been like “going to a slightly different altitude.” Sebastian Kim/GQ Justin Theroux covers GQ magazines October issue.