Justin Theroux Cancels Stephen Colbert Interview After Jennifer Aniston Break-Up

Career-wise, actor Justin Theroux is on top of his game, with several new projects on the horizon following a Last Jedi cameo that people are still talking about. However, it's his romantic life that has driven more headlines recently, as he and fellow superstar Jennifer Aniston split up just days ago. It appears that situation has become so difficult that Theroux has apparently cancelled a planned appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Justin Theroux was set to sit with Stephen Colbert for The Late Show's taping on Tuesday, February 20, and that interview was in the books a ways before his break-up with Jennifer Aniston. So even though Colbert was seemingly going to get Theroux's first public interview as a newly to-be-divorced man, that isn't going to happen, as the program's schedule has been updated to reflect a change in the guest lineup.

Perhaps it's not too shocking that someone going through marriage troubles would decide to opt out of making any public appearances, especially on a talk show where comedy is the driving force. The public has been theorizing about the whats and the whys behind the couple's split, and there are definitely people out there who were hoping that Justin Theroux would get some feelings off his chest during the Late Show talk. But it's not meant to be, at least not yet. It doesn't appear that any replacement dates have been set, but we're hoping Justin Theroux is able to pencil in a return, since he's always such a fun interview, both with Stephen Colbert and other late night hosts.

Stephen Colbert has been locking down stellar interviews since he took over the late night gig, and it was just in January when he had James Franco as a guest in the immediate aftermath of Franco's Golden Globes success and subsequent sexual misconduct allegations. It made for an interesting and viral-ready interview that many were surprised Franco went through with. Perhaps that particular chat played a role in inspiring Theroux to cancel his own appearance.

Now, instead of Justin Theroux, The Late Show fans will get to watch comedian and Broad City recurrer Chris Gethard, according to ET. Gethard's hilarious chat series The Chris Gethard show will be returning for the rest of its inaugural truTV season on Tuesday, March 20. The other previously scheduled guests are Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and musical guest Portugal the Man.

Justin Theroux will soon be seen in Duncan Jones' new Netflix thriller Mute, in which viewers will also be able to see Jennifer Aniston's former Friends co-star Paul Rudd rocking a stunning mustache. It debuts on Friday, February 23. He'll also recur in Jonah Hill and Emma Stone's upcoming Netflix comedy Maniac. And, of course, you can catch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert every weeknight on CBS at 11:35 p.m. ET. To see what other new shows will be hitting Netflix and beyond soon, head to our midseason premiere schedule.

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