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Justin Theroux Had a Hard Time Reading Growing Up

Justin Theroux Had a Hard Time Reading Growing Up

Justin Theroux flaunts his buff muscles in a tank top while leaving the gym on Wednesday afternoon (October 21) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 44-year-old actor recently opened up to NPR about how it was difficult for him to read growing up.

“I was not a great reader. I don’t know how to put it any other way. I tested as dyslexic and I was an unfocused child, so I didn’t read a lot early on in my life, and don’t read that much now, if I’m being honest,” Justin said. “Even to this day, I read things in real time like as if it’s being spoken. I can’t skim stuff in ways certain people can.”

Justin said in the interview that he pretended to have a “bellyache” whenever he was called on to read out loud in class.

“It was humiliating. It was horrible. The first time I was ever called on to read I could not. I was called on the first or second day of this public school to read, and I remember looking down at the piece of paper that I was supposed to read and the first word was ‘the,’ which I could read because it’s the first three letters of my last name, but I couldn’t read a single other word. It was like just looking at Greek,” Justin added. “I ended up catching up on a lot of my education in high school. I had a lot of catching up to do.”

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