‘I’m a happily married man’: Filmmaker Louis Theroux reveals the one thing he won’t do for a documentary
British-American documentary filmmaker and journalist Louis Theroux has revealed the one thing he won’t do for a story.
Speaking to Who magazine on Thursday, the 49-year-old, who is married to TV director Nancy Strang, said there are some projects that are off limits – particularly if it makes his wife uncomfortable.
‘Clearly, I’m not going to do anything that’s going to make my wife too uncomfortable,’ he said.
He has his limits: British-American documentary filmmaker and journalist Louis Theroux (pictured in May) has revealed the one thing he won’t do for a story
The BAFTA award-winning filmmaker, who is a father to sons Albert, 14, Frederick, 11, and Walter, 4, said he would never do anything to compromise his marriage vows.
He said he draws the line at anything that violates basic ethical norms of trying to be a decent human being, or being a kind person.
He said he has always opposed taking ‘heavy psychedelic drugs’.
‘Well, maybe we should do something about ayahuasca,’ he said, referring to the plant-based psychedelic tea, which reportedly has healing properties.
Louis, whose cousin is Jennifer Aniston’s actor ex Justin Theroux, said finding a work-life balance is challenging.
He said his morals and values have been reaffirmed since having children and despite being well known for pushing boundaries, his family.
Controversial: Louis is renowned for pushing boundaries with thought-provoking documentaries
The filmmaker said one of his most shocking moments was during the filming of a program about polyamory – or non-exclusive romantic relationships.
He said he was ‘utterly immersed’ in a polygamous event, where people were getting ‘quite frisky’.
When asked about the possibility of retirement, he said he’s not in any rush.
‘Nancy thinks that (I will retire soon), and I don’t know that I have the heart to tell her that I don’t see it on the horizon,’ he said.
The star will head to Australia in January 2020 for a behind-the-scenes look at some of his award-winning documentaries.
Family man: Louis is married to TV director Nancy Strang (left) and the couple share three sons