Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd take the cover of the March issue of GQ to promote Wanderlust. They play a married couple in the film – it feels like they’ve worked together a million times before, but I guess it’s just been twice now? Anyway, this is Aniston’s new thing, doing magazine photo shoots with her male costars. She did it for Horrible Bosses too. She’s also doing the same thing she always does, which is take off her clothes. I mean… yeah, she’s got a nice figure, and look! She’s not preggo. But enough. She drops trou every time she promotes a movie. You can see the slideshow here, and you can read the full interview with Aniston & Rudd here. Here are some highlights:
Jennifer Aniston & Paul Rudd on whether—being they’re such longtime friends—it’s weird to kiss on-screen…
Jennifer: “Nah. I’ve kissed him for years.”
Paul: “We’ve made out for decades.”
Their new film, Wanderlust, is about a marriage at a turning point. Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd on whether any of the issues in the film resonated with them…
Paul: “I think most marriages, mine included, you’re constantly tending the garden, constantly working at it.”
Jennifer: “It’s a growing, literally living thing. There’s going to be growing pains, there’s going to be awkward moments—your lanky phase, your pimpled phase. I think that’s the beauty of a relationship. But if the road starts to…”
Jennifer: “…and one person is growing this way and the other is growing that way… Sometimes that can happen and you can stay together, and sometimes you can’t.”
Jennifer Aniston on recently turning 40….
“Forty’s great!” [GQ: Is it?] “Oh, my God, my thirties blew! Forties are great.”
Aniston on her NYC apartment: I bought an apartment, but I didn’t buy the right apartment. There were photographers outside every day. To the point of embarrassment.
Aniston on babies: “I’m not having triplets. Not having twins. Nor am I having one baby. [lifts up sweater and gestures to belly; it appears ﬂat] I did not elope. Well, I recently quit smoking, and you do put on some extra pounds. It makes a difference, especially if you’re not 20. I think people maybe want me to have a kid now. I still kind of go with, if it happens, it happens. I’m calm and peaceful with whatever the plan is. It’s not something where I’m going, “I gotta have a kid!” [Does it bother me that “kids” are] Part of the picture-perfect life? I think that’s sort of cliché, isn’t it? Like, if you want to be happy, you should have the house, the husband, the kids… Kids are messy! The one time I do say, “Yes! I’m pregnant!” they’ll be like, “Pfft. Right.” Anyway, I’m drawing the line on the children conversation. You heard it here. I’m not knocked up now.”
Yeah, I didn’t have the time or the inclination to really pour through that interview. Paul is nice enough, and he and Jennifer have a nice chemistry, but their conversation was just kind of boring. Should we talk about the baby stuff, I guess? I understand what she’s saying now – she doesn’t feel like babies are a necessity for her life, and she’s offended that “babies” are a constant in her narrative… but hasn’t she done that to herself? She’s the one who went to Vanity Fair and talked about how much she wanted children and how she will be a mother. She’s the one talking about it in interview after interview. So no, I don’t feel bad that “babies” are part of her tabloid narrative.
Photos courtesy of GQ.