Was Jennifer Aniston pleasantly buzzed on the Tonight Show?

Photo by: H6023F/AAD/starmaxinc.com 2010  7/21/10 Jennifer Aniston at her fragrance launch for Lolavie at Harrods Department Store. (London, England)  Photo via Newscom

The Switch (formerly The Baster) doesn’t come out for another three weeks, but it’s never too early to begin promoting the latest trainwreck-concept romantic comedy. Thus, Jennifer Aniston appeared on The Tonight Show last night, and… well, ugh. Most of that “ugh” is directed at Jay Leno, by the way. I haven’t watched him in months and months, and I always forget what a terrible interviewer he is. He nonsensically repeats whatever Aniston just said, and he makes their conversation extremely stilted. A word about Aniston’s styling: simple, loose black dress, short, with toned legs flashing. Hair was slightly bedhead-y and she seems to be wearing a lot of makeup? I like her necklace. Here’s the video:

Conversational highlights: Jennifer says that one of her summer jobs was as a bike messenger in New York City when she was 18 years old. She confirms that she was either fired, or “they mutually agreed for her to resign.” She also talks about vacations (“I love vacations!”) and how she doesn’t “feel guilty” about taking vacations. Aniston jokes about her old fear of flying and does make a funny joke about drinking on planes: “I just Judy Garlanded my way through the whole flight!

She also talked about how her perfume Lolavie became Jennifer Aniston: The Scent or whatever. She says: “I sort of knew what I wanted the name to be, and then… something… I don’t know how or what or who, we’re not going to blame anybody, but something happened and you know, they had to take the name that I was going to use.

Then she asks if they just had an earthquake, which makes me wonder if she’s a bit toasted? I thought for a moment at the beginning of the interview that she seemed slightly drunk – not completely Lohan-ed, mind you, just pleasantly buzzed. Of course, I thought she looked pretty drunk for her big perfume launch in London too, so maybe I’ve just discovered the next big tabloid story: “Brad Pitt Tells Jennifer Aniston: I Can’t Be With You If You Have A Drinking Problem!”

Okay, part II:I don’t know why, but it’s difficult to embed the entire interview, but here are some more highlights:

When asked about getting pregnant through artificial insemination, Aniston says: “I’d wanna know the guy.” When asked if she would do it and how, she played the ditz, saying: “Jeez, that question’s never been asked to me. You go to the bank and you have a card…I honestly don’t know exactly!” Ugh. It’s going to be a full month of Aniston being asked about sperm banks and semen and artificial insemination and having babies. I would pity her, but nobody forced her to do this horrid-concept film.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Jennifer Aniston attends photocall at the launch of her debut fragrance 'Lolavie' at Harrods on July 21, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Jennifer Aniston attends photocall at the launch of her debut fragrance 'Lolavie' at Harrods on July 21, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Jennifer Aniston attends photocall at the launch of her debut fragrance 'Lolavie' at Harrods on July 21, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)


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  1. denise says:

    She seems really dizzy in this interview. So yea, she may be a little toasted. She looks great though.

  2. Eileen says:

    No comprendo postero.

  3. Solveig says:

    If the script comes from the writers of Juno e Little Miss Sunshine this movie is probably better than it seemed at first blush.

  4. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I hear she has been known to partake in pot. Thats the rumor. So she may have had a lil grass before the show to mellow out.

    What the heck is she talking about with changing the name of her perfume? Can someone clue me in because if she is referencing to Marc Jacobs Lola that was out way before she started this scent of hers and hell she should just admit the name was stupid and no one could pronounce it. I kinda think the perfume was always gonna be named Jennifer Aniston she was just to self conscience to admit that.

  5. lucy2 says:

    I’m not usually into the silly rom-coms, but I did see a preview for this and it looks kind of cute, solely due to the Jason Bateman factor. I’ll probably watch in on DVD.
    I can’t watch the video at the moment, but I’d probably have to get buzzed to sit there with Leno too. 😀

  6. LolaBella says:

    If by buzzed you mean ‘high on the ganja’, then yes, it seems she was.

    I will see this movie for one reason and one reason only – Jason Bateman.

    Eep @ at ‘Judy Garlaned’; it’s interesting how celebrities’ names are becoming synonymous with their behavior e.g ‘Ike Turnered’, ‘Meg Ryaned’, ‘Chris Browned’ and ‘Mel Gibsoned’.

    LOL@ Eileen.

  7. Jen Wind says:

    I actaully want to see “The Switch”. I love Jason Bateman, so I think it looks kind of cute…now don’t get me wrong the concept of him switching the sample with his own is super creepy, but it still looks funny and cute.

    She looks really pretty there!

  8. jen says:

    The Tonight Show keeps a cocktail cart in the green room for a reason!

  9. Minge says:

    Damn her legs are so fkn sexy…me is jealous

  10. lisa says:

    I won’t see this in a theater.. too much money for this. But why would she be surprised and not ready for the obvious questions. Did she or did she not give a speech about her life imitating her movies. So that being said she should prepare her come backs and answers. She selected this movie and Produced it. She decided to Star in it which as a Producer she could have cast someone else. So she should know that people are going to associate this character to her. And if anyone thinks she is not aware of that or playing to it is not in the real world. Aniston is not a child this is a grown woman working in the world of entertainment. So If she is going to make movies that will make an OBVIOUS reference to her real life. Then get some responses ready.. And Stop saying “Yeah” every other word.

  11. truthSF says:

    Drunk? Girl seems out of it.

  12. canadianchick says:

    Yes she’s high, oh that ‘tox in her chheks is painful to watch, and yes very awkward interview-I think Jay is aware she is high. I remember seeing Uma T on Letterman years ago and she was clearly stoned and it was very awkward for Letterman too.

  13. truthSF says:

    I think she should have investigated the whole “Artificial Insemination” topic prior/while making the movie, so when it’s time to do the promotional tour she’d know how to answer these questions and have a witty comebacks to stupid questions.

    Because she always comes across as “dumb” in her interviews.

  14. Bite me says:

    Love the dress aniston had on, she alwas act like that in her interviews, unable to xpress herself educately

  15. P.J. says:

    Leno doesn’t seem to enjoy interviewing people, he just fires off his prepared questions as fast as he can. He seems more interested in setting up his interviewees so he can deliver the punch line.

  16. Dale says:

    The interview was awful. Like a bad first date or two strangers stuck in an elevator. Leno is a bad interviewer, always makes the seventh-grader juvenile comment you see a mile away. Does he drink? He seemed to flub his words a few times and seemed more awkward/creepy than usual. He asked her how’s your summer. She didn’t realize it’s summer. She said she’s been working. Then he asked her is she going on a summer vacation. WTH? She seemed especially awkward and robotic too. It’s so funny when actresses think – oh, I’ll show my legs cause they’re so sexy and then spend the whole time airlifting the leg so no cellulite shows. So dumb.

  17. hatuh says:

    She’s lovely and charming and funny.

  18. sjraf says:

    I think she asked about the earthquake bc there was one in md a little bit ago?

  19. original kate says:

    “the little exchange” is a better title than “the switch.” !muy caliente!

  20. Cruisin Through says:

    She seemed fine. That’s her personality, and she didn’t seem any different than any other talk show appearance she’s done.

    She looked fabulous!

  21. Tazina says:

    Leno is a terrible interviewer as was indicated yet again with Jennifer Aniston. I hate when he turns the question around so he’s answering instead of the guest, usually some story from his childhood that we’ve all heard a hundred times before. His juvenile humor is annoying, making fun of the guest and nobody thinks it’s funny except Leno.

  22. Catherine says:

    I think she is just a ditz, not necessarily buzzed. I think she thinks it is cute to act like a brainless twit because she does it often.

  23. TC says:

    I wouldn’t blame Jay for the interview being boring. He asked her questions she could have had intelligent answers for, but she has nothing really to say, and her lack of intelligence comes out in interviews.

  24. lucy2 says:

    Tazina, I agree about Leno and his interviews. I’ve seen several celebs, including Aniston, seem uncomfortable and awkward with him, and then a day or so later on the same press tour be completely at ease and having fun with a different talk show host. Of course, there are also people who are just bad guests and not good at it, no matter who the host is.

  25. pebbles says:

    @ canadianchic: seriously, are we the only ones to notice the work done on her face??? it’s subtle, but something is different…..maybe it is the cheeks?

  26. Samantha says:

    The movie poster made me laugh. Suck it Arizona.

  27. juiceinla says:

    I’d be drunk if I had to sit down with The DicklessChin too-

    But I have to say its interesting that both Julia Roberts and Jennifer Anniston have been perceived as drunk (hammered in Julia’s case) while having to promote something on NBC. (Julia at some award show…)

    As much as I love Jenn, AND Jason Bateman, I will not see this movie.

  28. Cheyenne says:

    @Catherine and hatuh: Somebody needs to tell her that acting like a brainless twit isn’t even cute at 14, and at 41 it’s painful to watch. She comes across like that in all her interviews, awkward and silly and at a loss for a coherent response to the simplest questions. It’s not “charming and funny”, it’s just dumb.

  29. Atticus says:

    My first thought was, Jen’s Team Coco. She seemed pretty snappy with Jay – and I loved it!

    Thought she looked great on TV but not so much in the trailer they showed. Close ups were not favorable, which is odd because she’s gorgeous.

  30. juiceinla says:

    I just checked USGS- and not even a tiny earthquake in Burbank yesterday….

    Cheers to Anniston!

  31. CR says:

    Women ‘of a certain age’, going through a certain life-changing period of their lives, sometimes experience a very personal ‘earthquake’ that no one else feels. It is advisable that said women ought not to verbalize the experience – in much the same way women ‘of a certain age’ going through a certain life-changing experience sometimes feel much hotter than others in their vicinity, even if the weather is cool. Again, such women are advised (if they dont wish it to be known that they are going through that certain life-changing experience) to keep their mouth shut.

  32. canadianchick says:

    @pebbles, you’re right her cheeks are frozen. Marley and Me also was so painful to watch-she needs to de-botox!

  33. Cinderella says:

    They had absolutely no rapport, but she still looked purdy.

  34. someone says:

    I thought she looked great..and if she was a little “high” so what..at least shes not falling down drunk all the time..like some actresses are…

  35. Sugar & Spice says:

    I can’t recall an interview where she didn’t act like this. I think she knows that she’s a ditzy airhead, so she has a few drinks and some weed first as an excuse for looking stupid, rather than being sober and doing it all by herself.

  36. The Hamm is My Dream Man says:

    She is usually better with female interviewers and quite frankly she never seems comfortable doing interviews regardless of who it is.

    Maybe she’s Team Coco and just doesn’t like the man. Maybe she was a bit buzzed. Who knows?

    EDIT: Ok so, they actually rehearse the questions and answers before they go on air. He already knows what he’s going to ask and she generally already knows what she’s going to say. This is why Jay is such a horrible interviewer. Instead of really asking questions in a natural manner he sort of half asks, half leads them into the answers they gave during rehearsal so the conversation doesn’t flow properly.

    Also, she said “Was there an earthquake?” right after Jay made a comment about how hot the picture was on the perfume box and the audience had a loud reaction. I’m assuming she was trying to make a joke about that.

  37. Eileen says:

    @Samantha: LOL I am embarrassed to say it took me like 4 read throughs to finally get your comment. But now I get it and LMAO!

  38. Maritza says:

    Yeah, that interview was so boring! I hate when she pouts, why do so many celebrities like the sucking lemons look. They need to stop that nonsense! She looks beautiful when she smiles.

  39. sandy says:

    let’s face it, all excuses aside, the woman/child is dumb, has no business being where she is,which is why she is never comfortable, she rides others coat tails, uses gimmicks, fake stories, body vainness, etc. to stay where she is, and her phony personality shows it. she is not entitle, have that happen to any one?, didn’t deserve something great, didn’t work hard to get it, so you feel un entitled, yet she is such a fame who**,she won’t give it up, she breezes through w/out investing in the art to improve.

  40. BethL says:

    In the few interviews/clips that I’ve seen Jennifer always seems drunk or dizzy. I don’t know if it’s an act because she thinks it’s cute or she’s just dumb.

    Is it just me or does Jennifer look ridiculous in the perfume photos and poster? Especially the first photo with the weird facial expression and unconfortable pose.

  41. snowball says:

    She looks terrific, sounded fine. I’d be a little buzzed if I had to do Leno too. He’s an idiot. IIRC, she does great with Letterman and his snarkiness.

    The Switch looks funny from the long trailer I saw. JB especially looks hilarious and the little girl is adorable. I don’t generally go see movies and I probably won’t see this one in the theater, but it’d be one I’d pick to watch On Demand. I loved LMS and Juno.

    Whoa, sandy. I’m guessing you have some issues there? How did she not work hard? What on earth do you know about her? How many other actors do you hate so viciously because they don’t “invest in the art to improve?” Wow. You actually are kind of scary.

  42. Anon says:

    Imho, she is better in this interview then the one in Mexico or the one in Canada where she is either really high on pot (Mexico) or Canada….chatter, sniff, wipe, chatter, sniff, wipe. Must of been snowing. Yeah, the girl likes to partake. Interesting about the name of the perfume, what the hay is she talking about? Who is suppose to have stolen “Lolavie”? Her movies do imitate her life, it’s eerie. Perhaps she’s childless by choice, because she likes to partake in the happy, oh well.

  43. lisa says:

    @snowball.. it is not a little girl in the film; but a boy. And if you look at the trailer Disney agrees that JB is the draw.. Because the trailers are not showing much of Aniston at all. It plays like his film more then hers..

    But it is neither here nor there; I won’t see it in a theater anyway.

    Is this the film that rumors said she wanted retakes because she didn’t like the way she looked.. That she thought it made her look old. But they would not pay to re-shoot and she didn’t want to foot the bill herself (she is a Producer). Her rep kind of acknowledged the first part.. but hey rumors are rumors.

  44. Dhavy says:

    I agree with you Sandy

  45. Whatever says:

    If she had a drink or a few hits before the show, so what? She looks great and seems happy with her life and career choices. I don’t get why she always gets trashed.

  46. mamamia says:

    And they got rid of Conan? Jay, go find Larry King and get lost

  47. Riley says:

    Wasted but I love her in interviews. She is a total cutie.

  48. California Surfer says:

    Grandma and I wonder where Jen gets her weed!

  49. mln says:

    I thought she might have been drunk but it also might be that her face is so puffy from the tox…she does look wonderful in the dress. Leno sucks.

  50. lucy2 says:

    OK, I finally got to watch the video, and this was definitely not as awkward as some past interviews with Leno.
    I think she was a little loopy, like she had a drink or two to loosen up before the show. I don’t think she seems totally wasted or childish or stupid – she’s a B list actor promoting a rom-com on a lame late night show, should we be expecting her to discuss quantum physics? Sheesh.

    The Juno/Little Miss Sunshine connections makes me think maybe this one has some promise? But it’s still a likely DVD rental for me.

  51. Buddha DeCat says:

    I agree with Sandy.

    I was scared Jay & Jenn’s chins were going to battle.

  52. Yawn says:

    Why are people beating up on Leno because this boring hacktress wasted your time? She’s never exactly come across as scintillating with anyone, has she? I dare anyone to link a youtube of her being funny, or at the very least, mildly interesting on a show. I will bet my bank account you cannot do it. I’ve seen her interviews when promoting this or that, only because it’s almost impossible to escape her – her agency chooses to blanket the public consciousness with her before her crap coms release, and listening to her interviews, it’s hard to believe she’s acquainted with comedy at all, she has no sense of humor from what I can tell. Lastly, can someone please tell me why women set the bar so low for this character? I hear words like beautiful, stunning, gorgeous, and pretty – when supposedly even this woman’s own mother thought she was homely. I get that some people still feel sorry for her – and want her to triumph one day…but that’s no excuse for disbelieving your own eyeballs. She’s in the realm of sarah jessica parker, or a kathy griffin, FACE wise…she makes Sandra Bullock look like Elizabeth Taylor. The woman is not ‘beautiful,’ she’s average, there are better looking women manning the registers at Wal-mart and you know it…now don’t get me wrong, she can present herself as ‘attractive’ – and get herself together (hair, tan, clothes, body – check) – but so can the New Jersey housewives. I just need a break from her completely and radically changed face. I think it’s hilarious how the woman has almost had a complete face transplant since Friends, and no one says a word.

  53. JR says:

    Dear Riley,

    Can you link one of the interviews of hers that you “loved.” Or things that exemplify her “cutie,”-ness at age 45 or however old she is??

    Personally, I think you’re either a) full of shite, b) one of her long-time friends or BOTH.

    I’ll be waiting for that vid clip. I won’t hold my breath.

  54. Huh? says:

    @ JR

    Crazy much?

  55. Liana says:

    Love the dress aniston had on, she alwas act like that in her interviews, unable to xpress herself educately

    Oh, the irony of that statement.

  56. Majosha says:

    Liana: No kidding, LOL.

  57. lisa says:

    well since everyone is all high on the Juno references. then I guess everyone ran to see the Megan Fox movie (Jennifer’s Body).. Because it was written by the same woman (Diablo Cody)

    Yeah just because someone gave you Steak one day does not mean they can’t give you shit the next.

    The funny part of the interview was the beginning before she walked out. Jay showed clips of her previous films.. the thing I noted was you could have switched all th titles around and she would still be playing the same character. Nothing that stood out at all.


  58. Sans says:

    Don’t put SJP in this. She has real hair in her head, real blue eyes, a cute hook nose and high cheek bones. She doesn’t have to go insane with working out cause she’s naturally petite. SJP is a doll. As far Aniston, she’s a one hit wonder with Friends. You don’t see the rest of them media whoring. She is the only person that was on a hit tv show that is still trying so hard to be famous and regain her sitcom fame. Fame driven by her PR people, that can’t hold up cause she’s a one trick pony. She just doesn’t want to understand the craft , cause she’s only there for the attention. Oh and Letterman makes fun of her in his intvs with her.

  59. nnn says:

    For someone who is often said to look like she is still 20 something, she has and for a very long time now two deep lines on the forehead.

    I don’t beleive she uses too much botox because those lines are always very notiecable, especially when she has few make-up on.

    As for te interview, she sounds the same. She smokes pot as she acknowledged but i don’t think that it’s the cause. I just think that she is not very bright, never was and at some point there is a discrepancy when you ages if you don’t measure up at least minimally intellectually wise to your mature age.

    She is just the older version of Jessica Simpson when it comes to intellectual level BUT AT 40 it’s just more noticeable when you lacks intellect, don’t have eloquence and overall don’t have any deep, interesting converstion.

  60. clare says:

    Too bad Gerard Butler’s not in it!

  61. Liana says:

    I think the film has potential. It was on the 2008 Black List.

  62. Perry says:

    @Yawn, for someone who claims to be so bored by it, you sure have much to say on the topic and sure seem full of bile. Not a huge Aniston fan, but some of your comments are just cruel. Criticizing her for the things she can control is fair game, but she can’t control the face she was born with. And you slam her for her face, but also slam her for altering her face. Wouldn’t you if people ridiculed your face? (Although all these actresses need to stop, plastic surgery isn’t doing anyone any favors.) Her face is not as radically altered as some actresses. You don’t seem to be just a passing commenter and sound like a guy too

  63. Whatever says:

    You don’t see the rest of them media whoring. She is the only person that was on a hit tv show that is still trying so hard to be famous and regain her sitcom fame.

    Um, she seems to be the one who has had the most lasting success. I’d hardly call a successful movie career trying to “regain her sitcom fame.” I’d bet every person on TV would give anything to have her career. How is promoting a movie “famewhoring”? What’s with the hate?

  64. Sans says:

    Name one movie where she was the only name in a movie and it had success.Marley & Me had success cause of the book Owen was in it. When has she had critically acclaimed awards. Never. Won. a GG for Friends, they all did the same thing though. She got it cause of Pitt. Her movies fail. She has never had critical success. It’s been over 15yrs. Time for her to retire. None of the others on past hit shows are fame hungry. She has to produce movies to get in them.

  65. Liana says:

    Jennifer Aniston’s movies have grossed more than $1,017,029,254 in the United States and over $1,768,053,910 worldwide. (http://www.the-numbers.com/people/JANIS.php)

    Yeah, she’s a dismal failure.

  66. Whatever says:

    Sans, just say you hate her (for whatever reason) and move on. You sound silly talking about her failure. I’ve seen her many times on lists as a top earner, so it sounds ridiculous to hear her called a failure. Do you know her? And the other haters? Actually I wonder that with EVERY thread involving Jen or Angelina. The haters on the other side are always foaming at the mouth. It’s insane. I can’t understand having such strong feelings for someone I’ve never met. So venomous and for what?

    Promoting movies is not being fame hungry; it is called having a career. ALL celebrities promote movies with interviews in magazines, talk shows, etc. Maybe you don’t see the others because they haven’t been offered much. She was the one who achieved the most success post Friends. Anyone can see that.

  67. Liana says:

    Jennifer Aniston’s average box office gross is $48,429,961 at the moment with 21 films. Angelina Jolie’s is $53,598,508 with 28 films. Fairly close taking into account the 7 more films and the fact that action films often gross higher than rom coms. Cameron Diaz’ average gross is $90,050,949 with 30 films, keeping in mind the blockbuster “Shrek” movies, which catapulted her.

    None of these women are failures by any stretch of the imagination.

  68. ann says:

    She needs to quit playing with her hair and in every interview she’s always twirling her foot around.
    Agree with #13

  69. Camille says:

    Yawn: Oh Yawn, you hit the nail on the head perfectly! I couldn’t agree with you more, well said.

  70. Jaxx says:

    I never heard anything about her perfume name changing. Is it not Lolavie anymore? What happened?

  71. Merritt says:

    Sans- thanks for defending SJP! I love her too and it makes my blood boil when people hate on her. Off-topic I know, but she’s worked a hundred times harder than Aniston to get where she is. J.A. is a total snoozefest, buzzed or not. I can think of a hundred more interesting people I’d rather see interviewed.

  72. Jeannified says:

    Great body and dress, but she’s so annoying. She’s always uncomfortable in interviews.