Actor, producer, writer and Jennifer Aniston‘s handsome man friend Justin Theroux has finally edged his way into the spotlight–after years of bit roles in movies like American Psycho and Zoolander, some false starts (Charlie’s Angels) and lots of behind the scenes gigs (he wrote Tropic Thunder), Theroux’s got a couple projects on the horizon, a very high-profile engagement and a GQ cover. Nice!
The accompanying profile covers some interesting ground–growing up with ADHD, being a “gentleman farmer,” David Lynch–but nothing quite as interesting as Theroux’s “wagon wheel.” By which we mean, do you remember that scene in When Harry Met Sally when Carrie Fisher moves in with her boyfriend but refuses to let him bring his coffee table (a wagon wheel) into their new apartment?
GQ asked Theroux if he had a wagon wheel. He does! And it’s… SYPHILIS THROATS.
“My wagon-wheel table is my syphilis throats,” he told her. “I have these beautiful wax-museum pieces — handmade, from the 1800s — from a museum of curiosities. They’re just these open mouths, with tongues, and in the throats are different stages, labeled, of syphilis and gonorrhea and whatever. Those definitely found a great place in my office in L.A. They weren’t going to be above the fireplace anytime soon.”
Horrifying? Macabre? Weirdly charming? All of those?
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