Jennifer Aniston went all out, or let it all go, for her role as a drug-addicted chronic pain sufferer in Cake.
But, it wasn’t enough for the aging star to grab one of those treasured statues this year.
Jennifer Aniston shirked her on-point style, her perfect hair, and her carefully applied make up for the role.
She even sported prosthetic scars and neglected her workout.
Jennifer Aniston said of the Cake preparations, “For two months there were no mirrors to look at, no manicurists. Nothing. The hardest part for me was when they said, ‘Don’t work out.’ I said, ‘But I have to.’ And then I realized, Oh. When you’re not working out, your levels of joy just go down, down, down.”
She continued, “And it’s not that easy to get the weight off once you stop working out. You say to your body, ‘Hey, what’s going on?’ But that’s just the 40s.”
After all that, to not be nominated for an Oscar…well, it just doesn’t seem fair.
Even critics and Toronto Film Festival audiences seemed exceedingly impressed with Jennifer Aniston’s performance.
The LA Times said of Jennifer Aniston in Cake, “As an accident victim whose nearly every move is excruciating, Aniston lends the role an impressively agonized physicality and brings ace timing to the screenplay’s welcome gallows humor.”
Even USA Today, which didn’t praise the film itself, loved Jennifer Aniston in the movie. They said, “Underlying her dowdy appearance is a subtle performance of a deeply depressed woman suffering from terrible pain, physical and emotional. Aniston’s portrayal feels honest, but the film doesn’t rise to the level of her performance.”
The rest of us will just have to wait and see her performance for ourselves when Cake comes out on the 23rd.
Poor Jennifer Aniston! She just can’t seem to catch a break, no matter how good her performance.
What do you think of Jennifer Aniston’s acting abilities? Do you think she should have been an Oscar contender?