Justin Theroux & Aubrey Plaza were together because they were discussing work

Justin Theroux enjoys a solo walk in the West Village

Several days ago, a paparazzo got some interesting photos of Justin Theroux and Aubrey Plaza – the Daily Mail carried the photos exclusively here. There doesn’t seem to be any particular sexual tension or anything “sexy” happening in these photos. They’re standing together, not too close, and both look rather bored/whatever. The Daily Mail even noted that Aubrey is still with her long-time boyfriend Jeff Baena, or at least she was dating him the last time anyone heard. So what’s going on?

Justin Theroux is spending time with his old Parks and Recreation costar Aubrey Plaza. The duo, who appeared together in four episodes of the NBC comedy series in 2010, were photographed strolling in New York City and stopping by the actor’s apartment.

“They met to discuss a potential film project,” a source tells PEOPLE.

The Tropic Thunder writer, 46, guest starred on Parks and Recreation as Justin Anderson, the love interest of Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler. Plaza appeared in all seven seasons of the popular sitcom as fan-favorite April Ludgate. Both are also accomplished comedy writers.

[From People]

Some people will side-eye the “it was a work meeting” explanation because Justin is Mr. Edgy Single Guy now and of course the tabloids want to make Jennifer Aniston into Make Poor Aniston Great Again (MPAGA). But I believe it? Like, their body language isn’t really “two people who are about to have an afternoon hookup at his edgy apartment.” Now, that being said, can we stop doing business/work meetings in apartments and hotel rooms? Doesn’t anyone have an office anymore? Can’t they discuss their potential film project in a Starbucks or something?

PS… this photo of Justin from behind is… fascinating on so many levels. Remember when he used to have a bald spot?!? And the Louis Vuitton backpack is so edgy, as are the lifts!

Justin Theroux enjoys a solo walk in the West Village

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. angie0717 says:

    He is single. And boring. Let’s not talk about him again unless paparazzi pics of him and Jennifer Garner making out in a dark alley surface. Meaning, that’ll never happen so let’s move this along folks… zzzzzzzzz

    (As an aside, his x is EQUALLY as mind numbing and she hasn’t been relevant since Friends stopped airing.)

    • Nancy says:

      Friends is airing every day and night on a myriad of stations. Doesn’t make her relevant, but does make her rich, which is something I know would make me happy!

  2. tracking says:

    Seems like a good fit as far as working together. His arc on Parks&Rec was funny. As for anything else, he’d be lucky to date her, definitely preferable to Petra Collins. But she could do better.

  3. Nancy says:

    Well if it’s not her, it will be someone else, who cares? He’s not going to be celibate. I would definitely wear that little jacket he has on. I’m small, but I think I’d have to get a larger size, cause Edgy is very petite.

  4. supersoft says:

    My first thought as well. More hair than last year. 😀

  5. Ravensdaughter says:

    The backpack is very designer femme. Maybe Jen bought it for him, because it’s not edgy!

  6. Darla says:

    I cannot believe he is wearing that backpack. Honestly I have an “edgier” backpack and I am a 50 yo suburban woman. But I do like backpacks. I put my own designs on them (it’s part of my business and I go a little crazy with the backpack part). I laugh at this dude.

    • tracking says:

      He reps LV, so probably part of his deal to wear products out in public where he’ll be photographed. I find it silly too, but it’s actually consistent with his hipster-urban-with-a-touch-of-Gucci that he’s always worn.

      • Darla says:

        I didn’t know he reps them, got it. He still looks silly in this IMO.

      • WMGDtoo says:

        No different than Jennifer Aniston walking around with her Smart Water bottles.

      • tracking says:

        WMGDtoo, yep.

      • blacktoypoodle says:

        its not just a backpack, it appears to have an ostrich skin flap on top.
        Spendy! $$$. Isn’t that the opposite of edgy-hipster-dumpster-diving-recycle-repurpose-original artist-craft? I’m not cool enough to know.
        And every item in that outfit is meticulously curated!

  7. Nicegirl says:

    That double zipper on that super edgy leather jacket. So not luxury.

  8. MichBelle says:

    But what is in the backpack?

  9. VegasSchmegus says:

    Is that a hoodie scarf? Where does he honestly find this stuff? Is there an edgy menswear store in SoHo that he shops at? Or does he maybe have an edgy sweatshop that he keeps under wraps that makes all this super-cool edgy crap for him? So edgy……

    I would seriously love to know what he totes around in that LV backpack.

  10. monette says:

    Look at Mister Chicken Little strutting his cute backpack and tiny jacket.
    Making Famewhoring Edgy Again!

  11. Jayna says:

    If I were a guy, I would be embarrassed to wear that backpack, but un-Hollywood, hipster, artiste Justine is all in for the bucks. Of course, I guess I don’t blame him, but it does fly in the face of his being too edgy for Jen’s Hollywood life. LOL

    • tracking says:

      I know, I said this on the last JT thread. It’s just NY shallow, vs LA shallow. But I’ll take the beach, margaritas, and good friends any day over His Edginess’s NYC pseudo-hipster life.

  12. mela says:

    he is sooooo groddy. he seems like an epic player

  13. gingitalk says:

    this man spends a LOT of money on his wardrobe

  14. Carmen says:

    oh dear… I don’t particularly like him, I think Mr. Edgy is always trying to hard, he’s probably a douche and he skipped leg day.

    But oh boy, I have to admit with that beard and the aviator glasses, he’s damn hot. Unf. He’s that guy you’d bang and try to forget about it the next day lol.