You would never know to look at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux on the red carpet for their movie "Wanderlust" that they are very much a couple in real life. For as they, along with co-star Paul Rudd, did their photo ops and autograph signing outside the Mann Village Theater in Los Angeles Thursday, Feb. 16, on they kept their distance.
"Wanderlust" is the comic tale of two yuppie Manhattanites who decide to change their lives and move to a hippie commune. Aniston and Rudd star as that duo, who finds that crazy commune a completely alternative universe, one filled with free love, nudity and a cast of kooky characters. That's where Theroux comes in, playing the bushy-bearded leader of that fun-loving, dropped-out gang.
He's clean shaven these days, and looked like a dapper Rat-Pack era star at the premiere as he happily bear-hugged Rudd, producer Judd Apatow and director David Wain, but there was no moment with Aniston, despite the fact that the real-life couple was celebrating the movie that brought them together.
Aniston reserved her hugs for the other gals in the film, including Malin Akerman, Kathryn Hahn and Kerry Kenny-Silver, as well as her big boss, Ron Meyer, the president of Universal Pictures, which is releasing the movie.
Also strolling the red carpet were the other stars of "Wanderlust," including Linda Lavin, Ken Marino, Jordan Peele and Joe Lo Truglio, as well as celebrity fans of the Apatow school of comedy. Those include his wife, actress Leslie Mann, along with Lake Bell, Ray Liotta, Richard Grieco and Kate Flannery.