Monday, August 3

ok-i have no stake in this at all-

(CNN) -- Jennifer Aniston appears resigned to the single life, if an interview in Elle magazine is any indication. Jennifer Aniston poked fun at her love life at an awards event this year.

"If I'm the emblem for 'this is what it looks like to be the lonely girl getting on with her life,' so be it," Aniston said in the September issue, according to a excerpts released by the magazine.

"I'm not going to ignore the pink elephant in the living room," she said of her rocky post-divorce love life. "It's fine. I can take it."

I kind of noticed a few years ago, there seems to be a strange parallel between the movies I'm doing and my life off-screen," It started with 'The Good Girl,' then of course 'Rumor Has It,' followed by 'Derailed.' Then there was 'The Break Up.' If any of you have a project entitled 'Everlasting Love with a Stable Adult Male,' I'm at table 6!" she said. "I can make fun of myself, and I'll bring it up as long as the world is bringing it up."

A. no actor of her fame just 'happens' into victimey roles, after being cast as 'victim' by press. A stars team makes very calculated moves. From 'the break up' to 'he's just not that into you' these roles were chosen to craft or embellish an image... just as Angie's team does for her... thus the powerful 'action' woman roles she takes. Even if it's a silly movie, she holding a gun, because that's her 'image'. Jen, by contrast has been been holding a box of tissues, thus reinforcing her image as the wounded.

So the reason this pushes my buttons has NOTHING to do w/ her as a person at all.
i mean really nothing.... i have total sympathy for her losing a love. but i know.... You move on, right?

It brings out/reminds me of my own whiny inner child that still cryies victim...- 'hey look at me, i went through this...'. not really a warriors stance.

i've worked spiritually a lot on not being/playing a victim (unless i'm acting and getting paid)I had to, or I'd never have gotten an acting job in the 1st place, or any of the things i dream up for myself.
Now, what others think of me is their business... what i reflect for them has nothing to do w/ me, as what jen reflects to me, has nothing to do w/ her.

that said, I'm big on truth, or at least a clever spin. I find her quips banal, sculpted, and weirdly untrue. nobody, but nobody, not even pretty pretty Jen wants to be the poster girl for saddies.


  1. If actresses didn't play the victim there wouldn't be a Hollywood. So to beat one's self up because one is couched in a role in which there isn't any alternative is being unfair to one's self. Captain Kangaroo could not play anything else. For the actress babes it is the "Speilberg Syndrom" scantily clad beaut is on the rack about to be roasted. What could be any better?

  2. I have to agree with Brad on this one. It's not like actresses have a plethora of choices either when it comes to movies roles and scripts.
    On previously A-list actresses have ZERO movies in the pipeline. Jennifer may be taking what she can get in this era of CGI, sci-fi, adolescent male movie world we now live in.

    As a movie-goer it's the same s--t over and over. We're in sequel hell or Seth Rogen/Judd Apatow hell or prostitute/stripper female character hell.

    I've looked to the independent movies for relief but the constant depressing themes makes me want to drive my car over a cliff.

    I don't think it's cool to attack another female in an industry that unquestionably women are locked out of the decision making process. It's like attacking women for not being an NFL quarterback.

    Girl on girl crime is as bad as black on black crime. Not cool.

  3. I agree with you, Rachel about her film choices being calculated. but I also think Jennifer comes off as pretty sincere in the interview. that's one of the things I like about her. her answers never feel rehearsed or like talking points. I think you're right about no one wanting to be the poster child for heartbreak hotel but right now she fits the bill (to some people) and the media seems to run with it. either way I liked your take on the article.