EXCLUSIVE: Justin Theroux Thinks the Silent Treatment in Relationships Is 'Infuriating'

by Jackie Willis 3:11 AM PDT, October 02, 2015
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Justin Theroux Thinks the Silent Treatment in Relationships Is 'Infuriating'

Is Jennifer Aniston the silent treatment type?

In ET's exclusive clip from the bonus content of The Leftovers' season one DVD/Blu-ray, Justin Theroux addresses the vow of silence that a group of characters have taken in the HBO series, but gets a little personal in the process.

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"Someone once said, 'Silence is the most unbearable rejoinder.' And that's true in relationships," the 44-year-old newlywed says. "If someone's giving you the silent treatment, there's nothing more infuriating."

In The Leftovers, Theroux plays police officer Kevin Garvey, whose wife Laurie Garvey (Amy Brenneman) joins a cult-like organization called The Guilty Remnant after the mysterious disappearance of two percent of the world's population. Laurie and her fellow Guilty Remnant members do not talk in the show, but rather rely on writing notes and using their facial expressions to communicate in this post-rapture world.

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"I like like not talking on film," Brenneman admits. "Certainly, I had to be clearer on what the scene is."

Ann Dowd, who plays the leader of the organization, adds, "It's a terrific challenge because you realize how dependent you are on words."

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The complete first season of The Leftovers will be available on DVD/Blu-ray on Tuesday, October 6, two days after season two premieres on HBO.

In the meantime, check out what Theroux had to say about the pains of planning a secret summer wedding: