Theroux encountered eccentric tiger trader Joe Exotic for his BBC special America’s Most Dangerous Pets.
Now, Theroux has watched the “bonkers” Netflix documentary series and is answering questions from fans who want to know his take on many of its more outlandish moments.
One thing Theroux was asked about was his view on Exotic’s belief that his rival, Carole Baskin, fed the body of her ex-husband Don Lewis to her tigers after murdering him.
Theroux revealed that Exotic “told [him] the same thing in 2011” before sharing his own thoughts on the matter.
“My opinion is, it seems very unlikely,” he wrote on Instagram.
Theroux reflected on his time visiting Joe at the GW Exotic Animal Foundation in Oklahoma, stating that Exotic “pulled access” after growing concerned “about the angle of our documentary”.
“I liked spending time with him,” Theroux said. “He wasn’t always relaxing to be around though.”
He also revealed what he found to be the most “troubling” thing Exotic said to him while filming.
Tiger King is reportedly getting a new episode next week following its success on Netflix.