Justin Theroux Feels Like ‘A Bit Of A Jerk’ For Sharing His Theory About ‘The Leftovers’ Series Finale

It’s been four years since HBO’s magnificent The Leftovers wrapped up, and fans of the show are still debating exactly what happened in the series finale. I will not give my theory because a) I don’t want to spoil the episode for anyone who hasn’t watched (it’s one of the best series finales of all-time), and b) everyone is entitled to their own opinion, as star Justin Theroux explained in a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

“One time, I came down on one side or the other about the story, and then I regretted it. So I don’t want anyone to Google what my answer would be,” he said (too late). “But in the same vein as Matt being, ‘Let people have their stories,’ I very much enjoy hearing both sides… I feel like a bit of a jerk for ever giving my opinion on it because I don’t want to deprive anyone else of their story and I don’t want to sway anyone either way.”

Tfw you don’t give your opinion on The Leftovers finale because you don’t want to deprive anyone else of their story and you don’t want to sway anyone either way.


Theroux, who made a cameo in Joker, was also asked about the rumors that he’ll appear in the sequel to the Best Picture nominee. “All I can say is I haven’t spoken to [director Todd Phillips] in forever, and I have not approached him about doing anything for Joker. I won’t say any more than that,” he replied. “Unless he has some brilliant way to weave in that small character, that would really be shoehorning a character into the movie that probably doesn’t need to be there.” That’s the Joker I was telling you about.

(Via the Hollywood Reporter)