Justin Theroux reveals he slept through his ‘Friends’ audition

By Gemma Strong

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston's love story could have started years ago! The star of The Leftovers has revealed that shortly after moving to New York in the early '90s, he had the chance to audition for a number of sitcoms including Friends – the hit series that Jennifer starred in from 1994 to 2004.

"I didn't bother. I slept in that day," Justin revealed in a new interview with Mr Porter's The Journal. Which he doesn't think is such a bad thing. "I wouldn't have been prepared for [the fame]."


Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary

Justin, who recently celebrated his second wedding anniversary with Jennifer, also opened up about his marriage to the actress, saying that it's based on "comedy one-upmanship. Why would a man be intimidated by a funny woman?" the 46-year-old said. "In a perfect world, a relationship is two people laughing together."

He also revealed that Jennifer helps to keep his comedy on point. "When it's not funny, she calls me out. She says, 'That's not funny.'"

Jennifer, meanwhile, shared her thoughts on her handsome husband: "At first you think he could be a serial killer, but he is actually the nicest person in the world!"

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston
Justin jokes that his marriage to Jennifer Aniston is based on "comedy one-upmanship"

On the subject of fame, Justin said that while being married to one of the world's biggest stars is "a front row seat to the insanity" of Hollywood, he has learned to be "the guardian" of his own senses. "But for the most part, it's not as pervasive in our lives as people think," he explained. "Occasionally you'll get whacked by something. It's definitely something you have to analyze and come to terms with. Which [Jennifer] has done very elegantly and pretty effortlessly… I think I came into our relationship the same person as I am now."

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