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, Theroux admits that the photos that went viral of him jogging in revealing sweatpants
on set of The Leftovers
in 2014 were "embarrassing" for him. "It's like having someone yank your shorts down in public. It doesn't feel great. Anyone who has an unflattering picture taken of them would probably say, 'Join the club,'" he says. "It has the appearance of a compliment, but it's more mortifying than anything else."