‘The Leftovers’ Star Justin Theroux Talks New Season, Married Life With Jennifer Aniston

The actor said marriage to Jennifer Aniston is “fantastic.”

— -- Actor Justin Theroux said marriage to Jennifer Aniston is “fantastic” and has caused a shift in him.

“Likewise,” Theroux, 44, replied. “It’s fantastic. Something really does shift...in a wonderful way. And it sort of refocuses things.”

“You relax into it in a certain way. I can't explain it,” he said, adding that marriage has put him and Aniston “in exactly the right sort of space...it’s a wonderful thing, you know?”

Having Kimmel in that role “was the biggest blessing in the world,” Theroux said, adding: “It was exactly what you would want him to do. He was extremely funny, kept things extremely light, was extremely touching.”

Kimmel even “cried a little bit,” Theroux said. “He did. And then...everyone did. And it was just...it was the perfect tone for the night.”

“The Leftovers” is a psychological drama that focuses on life in a Texas town following the disappearance of tens of millions of people in the world. The new season premieres Sunday on HBO.

“It becomes a weirdly more psychological, emotional drama,” Theroux said of the series. “It's not quite as bleak as the first season.”

“I don't have a blue steel,” Theroux replied, laughing. “There's really only one guy who can do it.”