What did Justin Theroux think of the Leftovers finale? Recently, the star spoke with Deadline about the end of the HBO TV show.
The drama explores what happens when 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanishes. The HBO series cast includes Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, and Janel Moloney.
WARNING: THE LEFTOVERS SPOILERS AHEAD!
In the interview, Theroux said he was both nervous and excited for the Leftovers series finale:
It was one of those things where we thought, “Oh my God.” It felt like, “How are you going to do steer this enormous cargo ship onto an ending?”When I got the script, I was nervous, excited, but I have such high confidence in Damon and Tom and [writer] Tom Spezialy that I was pretty sure it was going to be something special. Sure enough, it was.
I love the way the storytelling just got extremely small, and then at the end, in the last scene with Nora, it got very expansive. But it was kind of that miraculous thing of feeling like they had landed this massive piece of machinery on the head of a pin. I really enjoyed it.”
While filming the final episodes, Theroux says he had some “weepy moments”:
It was kind of perfect because the scenes that we shot in the finale were very close to our last day of shooting, and all those personal feelings I had were easier to access, because of how much I love the show.
I was fine right after we wrapped, and had weepy moments with a few people, but was very proud of the work we had done. It was really only the day after a panel with Mimi [Leder, executive producer] that I started to feel like, “Oh, now it’s really put to bed.” Like, “Now it’s done, the world has the whole thing, and it’s over.” I had a mopey morning, going, “Oh god, what’s next?” But it’s kind of an exciting feeling, as well.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Leftovers? Did you like the series finale?