Jennifer Aniston is not “a mean, bitter person,” says director

Jennifer Aniston is at the Toronto Film Festival to promote her movie Management, also starring Steve Zahn and Woody Harrelson. In interviews at the festival she spoke highly of the cast on 30 Rock, where she just shot a cameo as a crazed stalker. She called her stint on the NBC show a lot of fun, saying she “just had the time of my life” and that “the cast welcomed me in with open arms.” OK! Magazine spoke with the director of Management, who took time out to defend Aniston against the attacks in the press. It’s possible they specifically asked him if she was bitter at all, and he asserted that she was not bitter or mean, but hinted that it would be justified if she got a lot angrier than she does about all the negative stories about her.

Meanwhile, Jen’s director in Management, Stephen Belber, took his time out to gush to OK! about how great it was to work with the actress.

“She lives with her heart on her sleeves, she lives fully and she’s not afraid to hide it,” explained Stephen. “She doesn’t flaunt it in any sense. People follow her life, and she’s not a jerk. She could be a mean, bitter person as a result of all the press she gets – or the hounding — she gets, and she just never, ever shows a bitterness at all. That alone is huge, I think.”

[From OK! Magazine]

Aniston was rocking a low-cut cowl neck dress at the festival last night accented by gold jewelry. The Daily Mail reports that “Rumours are circulating today that the former Friends star had a business dinner with her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, last night at the festival,” but they don’t offer much evidence for it and there aren’t any photos. That’s the first and only place I’ve read that they had dinner together, and I’ll believe it when it’s in a more reputable source.

Aniston looks pretty good and classy, but I’d really like to see her in some kind of print or a color other than a dark solid. She’s got her look and she works it her way.

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  1. Kaiser says:

    Does anyone else think Tina Fey was having a laugh when she cast Jen as a crazed stalker?

  2. Lara says:

    Yes, and I think she was laughing *with* Aniston and not at her.

  3. Kaiser says:

    CB – Lainey is reporting that Brad & Jen did not meet, that Brad left Sat. evening after not having dinner with her.

  4. Lola says:

    She does look really nice. She seems a nice person. Never heard any one saying bad things about her. I am still scratching my head why she is vilified for losing her husband to someone else and feeling self pitiful at the time.She must regret ever meeting or even marrying her ex. Good she has moved on.

    I am loving that black dress. She has a great body. I am really starting to be her fan.

  5. Bodhi says:

    She looks great! Do they still own their production company, Plan B?

  6. geronimo says:

    Jeez, Lainey really needs to calm down. Don’t like her at all when she gets like this. It’s doesn’t sit at all convincingly with her snark.

    But can’t fault her on drooling over Viscount Malkovich. 8)

  7. KERRI says:

    JA should be happy with the script she handed to Stephen Belber to read to the press. Probably happier he didn’t add any of his own comments.

    BTW – is that a tattoo next to her right breast? AJ wannabe.

  8. Syko says:

    I think it’s a necklace dangly thing, Kerri. My god, if that dress were cut any lower, she’d be showing her girly things. You can almost see her navel, and that’s the neckline.

  9. trivia says:

    nope, not a tat but a pendant.

    She looks nervous, clutching her bag with both hands.

  10. Mairead says:

    I thought it was a tattoo as well Kerri – but it’s simply a pendant that’s not photographing well. I think CB is right about the clothes – a bit of colour or print wouldn’t go astray. I’m not a huge fan of the dress tbh. I think it looks better for the skirt to be longer when going for the super-lowcut option.

    Did the Daily Mail not comment un-necessarily on her knees? Is this a first?

  11. geronimo says:

    Cheers, Mairead, I’ve been stuck for something to say here, I’ll do it: *Clears throat*

    Ms Aniston’s knees, midway between her ankles and her hips, were a nice shade of brown, bent in the right direction as she walked and didn’t, on the whole, appear to have anything at all wrong with them.

  12. evelyn says:

    i saw her at TIFF last night and i think she’s incredibly pretty … and she’s even more gorgeous in person!
    kudos to her for being such a classy lady

  13. PJ says:

    I love Jennifer’s new makeup and hair.
    The eyebrows are definitely thicker, and it looks like she’s using more eyeliner/lashes/eye shadow on the upper lids. Her hair is falling in curves around her face, a much softer, more relaxed look than stick-straight.

    These differences are small, but overall the look is great.

  14. Orangeitjulius says:

    I’d normally agree that the skirt should be a little longer with that low of a neckline, but she manages to pull it off without looking slutty or over-exposed.

  15. Kaiser says:

    @Geronimo – Great Daily Mail-esque commentary on her knees. Perhaps we should go one further and attack her elbows- “tragically pointy” says one newspaper!

  16. Max says:

    The Daily Mail makes up more stuff than is necessary so they can get hits and mentions on blogs. The two of them apparently had dinner at two completely different restaurants on different sides of town. She also apparently changed hotels so as not to be opposite his and he left town after his dinner with his agent. There are no photos as it did not happen, and this is not that Lainey person that I am quoting, but AP. Tabloids need to cut the cord.

  17. Granger says:

    Why on earth would she be bitter about all the attention she gets? If it weren’t for her past relationships and current sex life, we’d never hear about Jennifer Aniston, because her acting isn’t good enough to keep her in the public eye.

  18. someone says:

    I think Jennifer is a beautiful and classy lady…and I was a fan of hers before she married Brad, and will stay a fan of hers…

  19. Jo says:

    Hey Lainey, that was a pretty serious description for someone who acts like she doesn’t give a crap about Jennifer Aniston. You sound like a crazed fan of Aniston. :lol:

  20. vdantev says:

    So she’s professional enough to leave her personal bullsh*t at home. How is that interesting ?

  21. lanette says:

    she doesn’t get negative press…the press loves her…

    there are too many lies printed though……………

  22. pamela says:

    That statement has “defensive” written all over it. LOL.

  23. Randy says:

    She actually gets a lot of very negative press. Over and over and over again. She really looks happy however. I really think that she is enjoying her life. She looks great for almost 40. Wealthy, famous, looking good. Must be nice to be her.

  24. KERRI says:

    Here, Here Granger: As MEATLOAF said/sang (the singer, not the burger) “YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH” :D

  25. RAN says:

    Dress should probably be longer, but she IS stunning in it. I’m impressed that so many Hollywood types say such nice things about her. Other than the media (who rarely have the ‘inside source’ they claim), everyone who works with this woman speaks highly of her.

    I echo Randy’s comment – good for her.

  26. Sunnyjyl says:

    She’s gorgeous, and a genuinely nice person.

  27. sj says:

    i miss all the people who tell the truth on this frog, i agree with granger completely, she is just a fame seeking posing for the camera trying to stay relevant non talent wannabe fake, she’s a bed hopping dumb non blond. classy escapes her, how many men have she bedded now, she dated john Mayer who has slept with many guys and girls,and he dumped her, how sad was that?

  28. Lola says:

    Lainey is a resident Brangeloonie. I am not surprised really. If Jen was a bad person, how come we never heard any of it before she split with Pitt. It is the Brangelina fans who try to make her out as a bad person. Unfortunately, they don’t have neough material to work with. :|

  29. Nina says:

    I don’t like her. I didn’t like her in Friends, I didn’t like any of her movies and I think Brad just looks better and happier with Angie. She just always seems to be trying too hard to make sure everyone sees that she’s moved on, but isn’t she alone… again? How do you move on from a guy like Brad anyway?

  30. Jeanne says:

    Why should Jen be “mean or bitter?” Hasn’t it been a few years and don’t breakups happen to everyone? Wow, I’m so tired of hearing about St. Jennifer. Besides, how do we know she’s nice behind close doors? For all we know she could have bitched Brad out night and day, left him on his own all the time, or been a loveless lump in bed. Those fans who keep feeling sorry for her, always pairing her up with someone, or talking about the split need to get a life.

  31. lola says:

    I LOVE the dress. Anyone know who she is wearing???