Jennifer Aniston plays a strung out coffee shop girl in a new commercial: cute?

Jennifer Aniston can get paid lots of money for dumb endorsements too, BRAD! I didn’t even know that Jennifer was in the mix as far as foreign (as in, non-American) endorsement deals went, but here she is, in the new commercial for Sky Broadband. Sky is a British telecom, and basically this is a bundling deal. So why not get a British celebrity? I have no idea. Why is an American sitting in a British coffee shop for Internet access? I have no idea. Is it a Friends reference? Because it took me a few minutes to get to that – “Oh, she’s sitting in a coffee shop because that’s what Rachel Green did on Friends. Ten years ago.” Is the subtext “Jennifer Aniston is reading the gossip blogs about herself”?

I mean… it’s cute, I guess. Do we need to compare it to Brad Pitt’s awful Chanel commercials? Apples and oranges! Brad’s Chanel ads are dumb and pretentious and absurd. But I feel like Aniston’s Sky ad is cute the first few times you see it, and then it becomes incredibly annoying.

Here are some photos of Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux and the Krasinski-Blunts leaving Cabo yesterday. I know Jennifer has worn glasses for a while, but those look like new frames to me, and they look like duplicates of Terry Richardson’s hipster frames.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. mln76 says:

    It’s funny how Emily Blunt and John K managed to barely get photographed I am betting there is a much more private area of the resort with access to water that affords privacy…Lovely.

    • Liv says:

      And isn’t it funny, that Blunt/Krasinski apparently hang out with everybody? The Damons, Tom Cruise (!), the Hemsworths, now Aniston/Theroux…they know them all!

    • Tina says:

      Just like that hotel in Venice apparently had a private courtyard, but a certain other actress preferred hanging out on the very public balcony with her children?

      Must be the view.

      • mln76 says:

        haha touche…only I believe it was the twins who really liked that view because there were poor quality pictures of them staring out the window even when Brad/Angelina/the nannies/the grandparents/ didn’t take them on the balcony.

        But then again that was one short stay…we don’t see Angelina returning to the same balcony for a half dozen years and dropping the same toy from the balcony like we see the same bikini butt shot and margarita shot from Jenny-poo do we?

      • Tina says:

        Haha, of course it was the kids who wanted to see the view! It must have been one hell of a view.

        If you think I’m going to defend Aniston, I’m not, I think she knows the paps are there and isn’t adverse to people talking about her amazing bikini body instead of speculating that she’s pregnant.

        So, sure she accommodating them. But so was Jolie, and you can’t call ‘Jenny-poo’ (felt stupid just typing that) a fame-whore and not acknowledge that Angie-poo (uhhg) plays the same game. They all do. Jolie just has more finesse.

        And the reason Emily Blunt and John Krazinski weren’t papped more could be more to due with their value in the media. Would there be an article about them laying on the beach in Mexico? Sure maybe, but nobody would read it.

      • mln76 says:

        I’ve definitely admitted that Angelina does Pap walks (I believe the Venice pap frenzy was because they weren’t photographed for a week and the whole planet decided they were divorcing eventhough they weren’t married at the time if I remember CNN was giving updates hourly).
        It’s just really comical and more pathetic that she goes to the same place every year and ‘vacations’ for a week by putting on a show for the papparrazzi while her fans claim she is a private person….Also you had to reach back something like 3 years to find an equivalent ‘show’ by the Brange but Aniston does this annuallly.
        EDIT: oh Tina I think (and I know I’ll get some from heat for it) That she planted and encouraged the pregnancy rumors (it’s easy hand on the belly, purse on the middle, baggy shirt viola) Simply so she could get the usual amount of attention for her Cabo visit. Especially since it was timed with quotes given to People.

      • Sal says:

        What has Angelina got to do with this? Move on, its been 8 years “Tina”.

      • Katherine says:

        Please. Stop trying to make an issue of kids staying on the Grand Canal and watching traffic go by and all the morning deliveries. That’s EXACTLY what kids – hell, anyone – would do. What kind of person wouldn’t love that?

        Since you mention it we didn’t see the kids for 99% of their time so what were they doing then?

        The ad? Another ditzy blonde acting stupid about technology? Revisiting her one trick pony attempts at acting from almost 20 years ago? How original?Another step back for women.

      • Kim says:

        Yeah Jolie forced Brad’s parents to hold those year old twins on that balcony .Jolie is evil.Whereas Aniston is so nice providing butt and crotch shots for her adoring fans every year.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Tina …

        Yes, it really ‘was’ the twins who liked the view. They liked watching the boats in the canal. So someone held them up to the windows several times a day in order for them to see the boats.

        And it wasn’t just Angie holding the twins at the window. Are you saying that Jane Pitt and her husband are ‘attention whores’ too? Standing at the window to be photographer while using the kids for props?

      • paige says:

        yes i agree. what does the jolie pitt children stay in venice 2 or 3 years ago have to do with her commercial. @ Tina let the triangle die. The Jolie-Pitt kids are rarely photographed. They are seen every other month or so. Also, I would rather see adorable kids than i 44 year old woman’ s ass every single day posing on her balcony.

    • GrandPoobah says:

      mln76: Even if there were tons of pictures of them, who would buy them? The paparazzi really only take pictures of high-value targets. What would be the point of wasting time taking pictures of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski if you can get more money for pictures of Aniston and Theroux?

      Don’t forget, Miss Media Savvy, the paps have a bottom line.

      Lastly, the pictures they DO have only represent a minor slice of the day. If they were true media whores, as you attempt to paint them to be, we’d be getting constant Twitter updates and pictures.

  2. FirstTimer says:

    I think it’s an okay ad. Nothing too original. It’s not really funny and I am not sure if it’s supposed to be funny. Brad’s ad is much more comedic if you think about it. LOL! His voice is the only saving grace of that ad. At least for me.

    • Rhea says:

      Thinking the same thing with you. It’s an ok commercial but nothing really special. It’s surprising actually because I’m sure it’s not cheap to get a famous celeb doing a commercial (especially a commercial about broadband services). And I still don’t get what made them think that Channel ad was a good idea. :D True that his voice is the only thing good from that commercial.

      I actually think it’s more nice and funny/interesting to see when the commercial was made by asian company like example Brad commercial for the soft bank or Hugh Jackman for lipton. And I know a lot of people here hate it but I think Miranda Kerr commercial for Lipton was cute.

      I found it interesting though that she’s taking this commercial, as skin care/hair product seems like more fitting to her image.

  3. Toot says:

    Those glasses do Jennifer no favors, and I thought Emily and John had already left since we didn’t see them anymore.

    I guess they actually wanted to avoid the paps.

    • spinner says:

      I love John & Emily too but we don’t see as many pics of them because they aren’t so in demand & worth as much money. Jen & Justin had dinner with George & Stacey & they also hung out with Howard & Beth Stern. So many friends.

      • valleymiss says:

        Jen and Justin hung out with Howard Stern &his wife? It’s funny how things come full circle. Howard always loved, in the 90s when Aniston became famous, telling the story of how Jen appeared on his show once in a bikini as a “Snapple girl” back when she was a nobody. I’m sure her appearance on Howard’s channel 13 show in the early 90s is on youtube…

  4. margaret says:

    I think it’s a cute ad. she seems like a nice enough person who has an amount of comedic talent. Meh… I give her a thumbs up on this.

  5. spinner says:

    The commercial is well done & gets it’s point across for effective marketing. Wonder how much money she made? She is a good business woman & always has multiple projects going on. I like the ad.

  6. Maria says:

    The bag that the blonde lady in the last picture is holding is gorgeous!! Is there an ID on that or is it some terribly out-of-my-budget designer bag?

  7. annabelle says:

    If the Krasinski-Blunts get the douchery stench of Theroux and Richardson on them I am going to be devastated.

    I love them and have heard nothing but good things about what genuine and kind people they are. Run! Find another couple to be couples friends with!!

  8. Kim says:

    Commercials and tv sitcoms perfect for her limited acting skills.

  9. Sal says:

    So she plays herself. A strung out Rachel in a coffee shop. Is she truly this desperate for gigs or publicity? Seriously, this is truly sad. I can’t imagine how a fan could be impressed by this.

  10. Miffy says:

    This ad is even less annoying than the ones featuring Kevin Bacon for the same product.

  11. Ponytail says:

    Having seen the ad, I didn’t think it was supposed to be about Rachel at all. I got the impression it was set in a cafe, because they have free wi-fi and she can’t get a good deal at home. However, to stay in the cafe, she needs to be a paying customer, so she keeps ordering coffee. Hence, the caffeine sweats…
    Really, all of you bitching about this, have you SEEN the godawful Kate Winslet advert ? I admit, I’ve only seen the frst few seconds, as I switched channels, it was that cringeworthy.

  12. epiphany says:

    What is going on with her face? She has been looking so… different – I can’t think of another word to describe it – since the middle of 2012. Her overall face is much fuller; it doesn’t look like simple weight gain to me – and her nose looks smaller. Her face looks like silly putty! Did she have some drastic work done, or am I off base and this is just weight?

  13. Harpreet says:

    The reason that Jenn is in the commercial is because the Brits LOVE American celebs! From A-list down to the D-list (explains why Lindsay is in London now).

  14. Germany says:

    Its awful honestly, not because of Jennifer but the idea is not funny at all.

    And i dont think that The Chanel Brad Commercial is that bad. Im from europe and on europen tv they air it sometimes and i dont find it bad. Maybe some superficial fastfood americans dont get it, i dont know. even though, it wasnt brads idea, its his job, he got 10 millions for it. everybody would do it for THAT Money no matter how stupid it is ;-)

    • Rhea says:

      It might not be his idea but an A list actor like him could have a say if he doesn’t think the idea of that ad is good enough. Anyway, it’s not about because you’re Europeans then you’re more artsy. It’s more about for 10 million a lot of people (not only the Americans because I’m sure not all of the europeans have the same taste like you) —–hoping for a more nicely done commercial. Something more interesting to see.
      Yes, he still got his 10 million but he could also have that 10 million WITH a better script for his commercial. ;)

      • gogoGorilla says:

        Well, Brad’s ad got people talking, which is the entire point of marketing, so I think they probably consider the thing a smashing success. I actually stopped to smell some Chanel at the perfume counter the other day; to me it has always been a previous-generation type of scent, but it’s not that bad, actually. It would never have been on my radar without the giant Brad posters in the mall, though. LOL

      • Rhea says:

        Yes, I understand the commercial got the people’s attention. Not quite a positive one but true that it garner the attention anyway. And I can see people got curious and try it just like you said. Since my mom love Channel, I’m used to the scent. :D But still, it’s not my type of scent.

  15. Mac says:

    Maybe she’s foreshadowing a potential Friends reunion project.

  16. yolo112 says:

    I’m waiting for a below par, probably rom-com with Jen…and Barbra Streisand plays her mom. It seems to me the older she gets, the more she looks like Babs. I know Jen did a Bazar cover last year.

  17. Nanea says:

    Sky is a British telecom

    Sky is not just any British TV provider, it’s 100% owned by Rupert Murdoch. She must be really hurting for money, if she does anything for the Evil Empire when so many other celebs steer clear of Ol’ Rupe because of phone hacking, Faux News etc.

  18. lilibet says:

    I think it’s Sky competing with the Kevin Bacon EEUK adverts…

  19. mln76 says:

    Great Blind Item in CDAN today by the way…

    This former A list mostly television actress is now a B- list all movie actress with A list name recognition. She is also a huge diva even though she tries to pretend she isn’t. This week her boyfriend called her out on it and did a series of impressions of her and her diva behavior in front of her friends. She was not amused and the pair slept in separate bedrooms and did not come anywhere near each other the final three days of their trip.

  20. twoblues says:

    The hair touching, flipping always gets me. Jen, a hair clip works wonders. Smoothing balm. Hairspray. Buzz cut. You are more than your hair.

  21. The commercial is quite brilliant. Loved it.

  22. RobN says:

    Most big name celebrities do commercial work in other countries. A one day shoot that generally doesn’t show in your home country is a pretty easy money grab. Go to Japan or South Korea and all you see are Hollywood types selling cars and supermarkets. This is probably more amusing than most of them.

  23. Ginger says:

    Jen has always been good with comedy. She should stick to her strengths. And I think most commercials that start out cute end up as annoying. The only exception that I can think of IMO are the Allstate Mayhem ad’s…those always make me laugh. And I agree wholeheartedly…those are some UGLY glasses. If you have to wear them…make sure they are flattering. (I switch between contacts and glasses as well.)

  24. gogoGorilla says:

    I am still trying to figure out why Aniston is still considered an A-list actor. The only movie I have liked her in is “The Good Girl,” and that was years and years ago. She never seems willing to take risks or try anything that would require her to embody any character that doesn’t have long, sun-kissed hair and romantic problems. It’s weird. I guess she thinks it works for her, or maybe they’re the only roles she is offered?

  25. mln76 says:

    Are you stalking me? You don’t need to agree with my comments but the B.S.personal attacks make you look silly.

  26. scarlett says:

    Isn’t she a bit too long in the tooth to be playing the ditzy coffee girl character? I mean Friends was like almost 20 years ago. Time to embrace something new I think.

  27. skuddles says:

    A silly Rachel rehash commercial? Sounds like her career is going great. But work is work. Engagement rings, weddings,and hipster douche fiancees aren’t going to pay for themselves.

  28. janie says:

    I wish this woman who is a terrible actress, would just go away. Far, Far away!! I have never understood why she still gets roles for anything? Get married, stay single, have a baby, don’t have a baby….. who cares? Just go away!!!

  29. kiwi says:

    i’ve never watched jennifer’s work but from that commercial she looks like an awful actress

    i liked the other two but i have a soft spot for the brits ^_^

  30. K-rock says:

    Did she do that weird Hollywood lip thing?

  31. midnightmoon says:

    AWFUL. She really can’t act and should not be trying to shill for that Murdoch monster. One more reason to disrespect her, as if i didn’t have enough already. Blegghh.

  32. mimi says:

    An American would need an internet-cafe, while an English person would simply use her internet at home, no?

    Those frames are ugly, and they seem to know how to enjoy life. Emily Blunt’s life seem so much fun.

  33. paige says:

    This woman needs to do something with her hair. She has worn the same hairstyle for 14 years. The same straight blonde highlighted hair. What other celeb can get away with having the same style and still be praised for it. Look up jennifer aniston goggle from any year recent or six years ago she has the same hair do.

  34. Coco12 says:

    For someone who spent so much time suntanning in Cabo, she doesn’t look as tanned as I expected.

  35. shaboo says:

    not good, her face is way distracting, there is just something not right about her facial proportions.

    Terrible acting too

  36. Brat says:

    It get the point across which is the point but the acting was terrible.

  37. Asdfg says:


    Poor Justin went ATV-ing by himself while on vacation with Jennifer. She’s no fun. NEXT!

  38. KellyinSeattle says:

    she plays a “coffee girl”…..she’s not a girl anymore; ;she’s a woman. Give me a break! She still acts like a girl

  39. orion70 says:

    Actually if you want to go with a Friends reference, it’s more like Chandler that time he couldn’t break up with Janice and kept drinking coffee all day, lol.

  40. Fugly says:

    typical jen beyond the cinnamon face and leather skin no intelligence….not news.

  41. naturegirl says:

    Her facial proportion dont you see her chin is too too long actually her face looks like the scream mask

  42. Janet says:

    Brad’s Chanel ad may have been “dumb and pretentious and absurd” but the bottom line is it raised Chanel’s revenue by something like 18%. Not at all a bad return for a dumb, pretentious and absurd ad. And the bottom line is all Chanel or any other company cares about.