In ‘MTV First,’ the ‘Wanderlust’ star gushes about her beau’s ‘leading man quality.’
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
When “Wanderlust” stars Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd sat down with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz for “MTV First,” the stars opened up about the film, which opens this weekend, and of course that much-discussed Aniston nude scene.
They also talked about someone who will likely have everyone buzzing when they leave the theater: Aniston’s co-star and real-life leading man, Justin Theroux.
Aniston said Theroux is a “far cry” from his hippie-dippie character in the film, which revolves around an uptight New York couple who decide to shake up their lives and end up at a commune. Rudd and Aniston play that couple just looking for a change of pace.
“I didn’t recognize him actually, when were at the camera test,” she continued. “We were at the camera test and I did not recognize him because he’s usually in leather and tight black jeans and black boots and he has this very specific look that, since I’ve known him, he’s always had. But that’s sort of what’s so great [about him].”
The actress continued that it’s his ability to change so much from his real-life look (which veers more toward New York hipster chic than Boho-chic) and personality that makes him stand out in the film. “He has a beard; it’s a healthy beard [in the film]. But what I think is so awesome about Justin is that he really just disappears,” she said. ” ‘Your Highness’ was so great, and even like in ‘Zoolander,’ I didn’t know he was that crazy DJ. He sort of morphs into things, into characters and also has a leading-man quality, which I think is beautiful. He’s just great.”
It seems that love for Theroux doesn’t begin and end with Aniston. Rudd, who has worked with him in the past in “The Baxter,” is equally charmed by his ability to portray guys who are not as smart as they think they are. “He’s such a smart guy and he’s so talented and good at playing [those] guys. What I love about him is his subtlety. He’s kind of a master of subtlety,” he said. “I’ve been a fan of his for years.”
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