Jennifer Aniston chatted with Lee Cowan during an interview on CBS Sunday Morning this weekend, and made a priceless comment about the paparazzi that not just any celebrity would dare make. Since she is presently generating headlines for her role in Cake, one might expect she’d fear the repercussions of casting unfavorable light on some of the reporters and photographers that might work their hardest to shed an unfavorable light on the talented actress. That didn’t seem to matter Sunday morning, however, when Aniston let ’em have it with both barrels.
“Just don’t pay attention,” she said. “I think I used to. There was a period where I was hell-bent on saying, ‘That’s not true, that’s not right, that’s not fair.’ And now I just think you have to let it roll off your back and you realize, I think everyone knows it’s all BS and, like, soap opera on paper.”
Jennifer Aniston also talked about that role in Cake, in which she plays a woman who struggles with chronic pain–one who is suicidal and also addicted to painkillers.
“I was really ready to, you know, just disappear and really go into the depths of a character,” she said of the role that differs greatly from those she has recently played–for example in Horrible Bosses.
And of course the subject of Jennifer Aniston’s fiance, Justin Theroux, came up, too, and thus brought her right back to the paparazzi topic once again.
“All the attention on your personal life — how hard has it made it for you just to have, like, a normal relationship with somebody?” Cowan asked. “I mean, I’ve even terrified to bring up the topic of relationships with you, because it’s such a thing.”
Jennifer Aniston talks tabloid troubles: "I think everyone knows It's all B.S. and like a soap opera on paper." http://t.co/cSy7xA2Vol
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“Yeah. Well, it’s also very normal,” Aniston said. “I understand it. But my relationship is very normal. My relationships have been wonderful, normal relationships that exist within this circus of curiosity and what-not.”
Can you believe that in one interview, Jennifer Aniston managed to tell people she doesn’t pay attention to the paparazzi, that it’s all B.S., and that it’s a soap opera on paper? Add to that the fact that she described what they do as a circus of curiosity, and she may have tactfully slammed them unlike any actress before her.
The best thing is, Jennifer Aniston doesn’t need them. She is a celebrity due to her own hard work and talent.
Kudos to Jennifer Aniston for her priceless paparazzi comments. They will likely serve to make her fans love her even more–and get a few laughs as well.