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Spoiler alert: Justin Theroux is playing one sinister husband in the new thriller The Girl on the Train. But he’s not concerned about his wife Jennifer Aniston seeing his portrayal. Instead, he revealed to HipHollywood that it’s his mother who will be most critical of the role.

“I don’t know what’s she going to say,” laughed Theroux. “She’s actually very critical. She’ll probably say she likes it, and then slam me like a mom does, thinking she’s giving me a compliment. Like, ‘I don’t think it was your best work.'”

In the film (based on the bestselling novel of the same name) Emily Blunt plays Rachel Watson, an alcoholic who is reeling from a divorce and finds herself entangled in a missing persons investigation. Theroux plays her former husband, Tom, and let’s just say he’s not that loyal.

“It’s hard to kind of talk about it without giving too much away,” said Theroux. “But what I like about the film, in general, is that it’s kind of told through the lens of these three strong female characters  … and it’s kind of like this slow burn; they lay one card down at a time.”

Blunt revealed that she and Theroux have been pals for years and enjoyed the chance to work with him for the first time. “It was great having him on set because he brought this sort of levity that I think you kind of need with a film like this. But it also was kind of surreal doing certain scenes with him, as well.”

Theroux also admitted that he figured out Blunt was pregnant right before they started filming, and helped her keep the secret from the crew. “She came over and we were just hanging out,” recounts Theroux. “I was like, ‘Do you want a drink, a beer?’ and she was like, ‘No, no, I’m good,’ and I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ We hadn’t even started shooting yet. And she was like, ‘I’m pregnant, and I can’t tell anyone because I don’t want the production to know.'”

 

 

 

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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