He could have met his wife 20 years ago! Jennifer Aniston's husband Justin Theroux reveals he skipped Friends audition to 'sleep in'
Justin Theroux skipped an audition for Friends to stay in bed.
The 46-year-old actor told Mr. Porter magazine that he was given the opportunity to appear in the popular Nineties sitcom - in which his now-wife Jennifer Aniston, 48, got her breakthrough role of Rachel Green - but opted to hit snooze on his alarm clock instead.
'I didn't bother [to audition],' Theroux said. 'I slept in that day. I wouldn't have been prepared for [the fame].'
Isn't it ironic? Justin Theroux, 46, said that he passed on an audition for his wife Jennifer Aniston's 90s mega-hit Friends to sleep in that day. The celeb couple was snapped in Paris last April
Friends aired from 1994 until 2004.
The Leftovers star said he's glad he missed the audition because he wouldn't have been 'prepared' for the fame achieved by the stars of the show.
The Girl On The Train actor said he understands how fame can 'drive people insane,' but insists it doesn't overtly impact he or his wife, who married in 2015 after three years of dating.
'I think it does drive people insane and you can tell who those people are in the world,' he told the publication. 'You have to be the guardian of your own senses.
'If a tree falls in the forest and you're not there to see it, you know; but for the most part, it's not as pervasive in our lives as people think.'
Props: Theroux said his wife 'has done very elegantly and pretty effortlessly' in avoiding the pratfalls of celebrity. The duo was snapped last month in Hollywood
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Early years: Friends aired from 1994 until 2004. Justin did not say when his audition was
The actor-screenwriter said that while 'occasionally, you'll get whacked by something,' it's something those in the limelight 'have to analyze and come to terms with,' which Aniston 'has done very elegantly and pretty effortlessly.'
He joked of the way he's been portrayed in tabloids: 'There's this slightly insane person running around on the covers of tabloids who is mentally ill, clearly.'
Justin, who's penned such comedies as Tropic Thunder and Zoolander 2, said of his spot at the table in Hollywood: 'If nothing else, I have a front-row seat to the insanity, to what make this town so bananas.'
Fast fame: The cast of Friends - (L-R) Matthew Perry, Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc - achieved a degree of fame Theroux said he wouldn't have been prepared to handle at the time
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