Jennifer Aniston – Horrible Bosses

JENNIFER ANISTON was in London this week to talk about her latest movie, the riotously funny HORRIBLE BOSSES.


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Jennifer Aniston stars as Dr Julia Harris with Charlie Day as dental assistant Dale Arbus in Horrible Bosses

Aniston stars as Julia, a man-eating dentist who’s one of the film’s 3 excruciatingly horrible bosses.


In fact, Julia makes the life of her dental assistant Dale (played by Charlie Day) such a misery that he and two friends hatch a plan to do away with each of their terrible employers. But will it work?
Aniston spoke about the fun of turning her image on its head, taking a break from acting, and leaving her mark on Hollywood Boulevard.
**HORRIBLE BOSSES is in cinemas across the UK from 22 JULY

MMM: Did you have anyone in mind when it came to playing your character in Horrible Bosses?
Aniston: Oh Kevin Spacey [who plays one of the film's other horrible bosses]… [Laughs] No, I have never come across anyone like her. So, it was pretty much just going into my own dark imagination and seeing what I could come up with.
MMM: You’ve well and truly turned your image on its head with this film, but were you ever worried about going too far with the dialogue and sexiness of the part?
Aniston: Did I worry about that? No, not at all. That was the fun of it… how far it went. The whole entire movie really went for it. It didn’t do ‘sort of horrible bosses’. They were really horrible!
MMM: Although you always look fabulous, I imagine this isn’t a role you can have vanity about taking on?
Aniston: It’s very vulgar and it’s very crude and so you can’t. But that’s sort of what’s fantastic about being able to do something like that – it’s so outrageous and it’s limitless. So, you just get to have complete abandon and no worry if you’re being completely inappropriate at all. And I loved that.
MMM: Did you ever have to ask Seth if you were going too far?
Aniston: No, if anything he would say, ‘Further!’
MMM: Do you decide to go to the gym a little more for a role like this, though?
Aniston: I actually try to keep fit regularly. I think if you keep in good health and good shape then those scenes don’t terrify you as much. It’s better to consistently stay in good shape so you don’t have to go crazy.


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Kevin Spacey stars as Jason Bateman's horrible boss

MMM: Which were the most embarrassing scenes for you to shoot?


Aniston: It was embarrassing for me to have to basically meet Charlie [Day, co-star] and after one day have to straddle him. I was embarrassed for myself. I hope he forgives me!
MMM: You’re quite often seen as a real girl’s girl and women love you. What do you think it is about you that women identify with?
Aniston: [Sighs, smiles and collapses her head onto the microphone] I don’t know how to answer that question!
MMM: Say good shoes…
Aniston: They like my shoes and they like my hand-me-downs! No, I don’t know. I really don’t know how to answer that question. I love girls! There you go… I just love them.
[Co-star] Jason Bateman cuts in: There’s your headline!
Aniston: Yep, I said it! I love the girls! [Laughs]
MMM: Would you like to do more theatre?
Aniston: Oh yes, I have and I would love to. I did the 24-Hour Plays. I started in bad theatre in New York, I did public theatre and things that aren’t remembered! But yeah, I love the theatre and I would love to go back to it if the right thing presented itself.
MMM: I understand you’re going to take a break from acting. What are you planning to do?
Aniston: Why am I going to tell you? [Laughs] I’m just going to take a break and not know what I’m going to do, which is the fun part. Travel… live a little!
MMM: Do you care about what critics say about your performances in films?
Aniston: Well, they’re so inconsistent and today critics seem to be… it really feels like it’s personal digs as opposed to constructive critiques of performances.
MMM: You recently added your hand prints to Hollywood Boulevard. What does that mean to you?
Aniston: It was wonderful, amazing, a complete honour, and surreal.
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