Opening this weekend is The Help director Tate Taylor’s The Girl on the Train. Based on the Paula Hawkins novel of the same name, which has the distinction of being the fastest-selling adult novel in history, the film follows the story of Rachel (Emily Blunt), a lonely, alcoholic divorcee who uses her daily commute to fantasize about the seemingly perfect life of the couple—whom she dubs “Jason and Jess” (Luke Evans and Hayley Bennett)—she glimpses every day when the train stops at the signal. One day, however, she sees something shocking during the train’s routine stop, and subsequently becomes entangled in a web of intrigue involving a missing woman. Scripted by Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary), the film also stars Allison Janney, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Edgar Ramirez, and Lisa Kudrow.
Last week in New York City I sat down with Justin Theroux for a wide-ranging interview. We talked about how he got involved in The Girl on the Train, the way he likes to work on set, what he used to collect, karaoke, his reaction to learning he’d have to sing in The Leftovers season 2 finale, what it was like filming the last scenes of the show’s upcoming final season, how much he’s enjoyed doing a voice for The Lego Ninjago Movie, Duncan Jones’ next sci-fi film Mute, and a lot more. Check out what he had to say in the player above and below you is a list of what we talked about.
- What was his reaction he’d have to sing in The Leftovers season 2 finale?
- How he literally just wrapped on The Leftovers season 3. What was it like on set the last day?
- Can he tease anything about the final season?
- How did he get involved in The Girl on the Train? Reveals he got into it right after The Leftovers season 2 wrapped.
- How does he like to work on set?
- What does he collect?
- What’s his karaoke song?
- Talks about how much he’s enjoyed doing a voice for The Lego Ninjago Movie.
- Says he’s about to go to Berlin to be part of Duncan Jones’ Mute.