Justin Theroux: School shocked me

Justin Theroux initially only learnt “knitting and beeswax-making” at school.

Justin Theroux had a “rude awakening” when he found he couldn’t read after swapping schools.

The Leftovers actor has reminisced about his childhood in a new interview. When asked whether he was a good student, Justin admitted that he didn’t have the best start in education.

“I went to a Rudolf Steiner school, they’re awful. They’re still around, these experimental schools that started in the 1920s, no grades, no real classes,” he told Interview magazine.

“It was all knitting and beeswax-making – sh*t like that. Then after my parents got divorced, I had to go right into public school in the fourth grade. The Steiner school had never really taught me how to read, so it was a rude awakening. [Laughs] I was playing catch-up the whole time.”

Justin, who is one of six, recalled having pets at home who never seemed to stick around for long.

“I loved my dogs, although we had horrible dog situations. We were always getting dogs, and then my mom would take them away,” remembers the 42-year-old.

“We’d joke that she would send them to the farm. But we always had dogs that would get away and bite someone. It was horrible.”

Thankfully Justin, who plans to wed the gorgeous Jennifer Aniston, is pretty content with his lifestyle at the moment. British documentary maker Louis Theroux’s cousin even admits that life is “kind of perfect”.

“I love New York. Right now, it’s kind of perfect, I’m in New York part of the time and in LA part of the time,” he said.

“I like all the clichés. I mean, I love someone who lives in Los Angeles – so that’s a big draw. But I love the weather. It does feel like a slightly healthier lifestyle, being able to hike and do all that c**p.”
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Wednesday, 09. July 2014