Louis Theroux: LA is another world
Published 22/03/2014 | 00:32
Louis Theroux has admitted he has been struggling to adjust to the glamorous party life style of Los Angeles.
The documentary maker moved to Tinseltown for a year with his family to make new BBC Two series LA Stories.
"I go to parties here and people ask me what I do and I say, 'I work in documentaries for the BBC'," said Louis.
"I can see their eyes glaze over, or panic as they think, 'How can I get out of this conversation?'."
While in Hollywood he has been hanging out with his actor cousin Justin and his fiancee, Jennifer Aniston.
Louis said Jennifer is "very nice, a lovely person", but admitted that the level of attention she and Justin attract "wouldn't be my cup of tea".
"There's a certain level of recognition that's actually very nice and then there are times when it just makes you feel self-conscious. I've been lucky enough that the people who recognise me are people who seem to like my programmes, and it never feels massively onerous."
And he revealed he and his family plan to move back to their home in Harlesden in north-west London.
"It's another world, isn't it? Harlesden has a different kind of menu of excitements than Los Angeles," he said.
"The kids love Harlesden and then they love being here. If anything, I think they will be quite pleased to get back to London. They've got lots of friends there and they like the school a lot."
:: Louis Theroux's LA Stories begins on BBC Two on Sunday, March 23.