Jennifer Aniston: “The last five years have been about spring cleaning for me”


Jennifer Aniston is the cover girl for the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, and HuffPo has some of the interview excerpts. First, what do you think of the cover shot? It’s striking and interesting, but the whole artsy color wash seems better suited to an inside-the-magazine photo shoot but not for a cover shot. Just my opinion. But it does stand out. Here are the excerpts:


Jennifer Aniston has summarized her secret for looking good. The “Bounty Hunter” star is on the cover of the UK Harper’s Bazaar – on sale this week – and inside, responding to her thoughts on Botox (which she says she has avoided) she says she could never give up wine or dairy and, “My advice: just stop eating sh-t every day.”

She also talks about her “rebirth” five years after her split from Brad Pitt and the failure of “Derailed.” Below are quotes from the press release.

On her love of British comedy:
“I so love the British sense of humour – I was obsessed with Benny Hill and Monty Python as a child. Oh my god, and I am so hooked on Ricky Gervais.”

On her fans being upset by her racy roles:
“With Derailed [a dark action thriller opposite Clive Owen], I loved being racy. Love it…But people couldn’t cope with me being involved in rape and murder.”

On her rebirth:
“The last five years have been about spring cleaning for me. Now it’s time for my rebirth. I love trying new things. I can’t just be put in a box.”

On the power of women:
“I grew up admiring strong women like journalist Barbara Walters and super-agent Sue Mengers, who represented Ali McGraw. But now look where we’ve got to as women. We’ve had a woman run for President. There is nothing like our power.”

On botox:
“I could do it, and I mean these lines are getting deeper every day, but when I tell you what’s happened to me – these lines are just about living. Look I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don’t starve myself in an extremist way. You’re not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I’d be devastated. My advice: just stop eating shit every day.”

On her fellow Hollywood leading ladies:
“I love what Drew Barrymore is doing with directing. It’s so much about a rebirth for her, and I love it when people are living in the now, like her. I hate it when people look back and regret what they haven’t got. That’s how I feel about my own life now. And my God, let’s talk about how much I love Demi Moore as well. What kind of Kool-Aid is she drinking?”

[Harper’s Bazaar interview excerpts courtesy of HuffPo]

Um… Demi Moore is drinking the “Kool-Aid” known as “a really good surgeon who does work incrementally so she doesn’t walk around with a new face all of a sudden even though we can all see that Demi does in fact have a new face.” I mean, are there people out there in the world who really look at Demi and say “100% natural”? Or is Aniston just kissing her friend’s ass?

Regarding the other stuff… I love Ricky Gervais too, he’s awesome, and yes, it is amazing how much better you feel and look when you “stop eating sh-t” and actually drink a ton of water and exercise regularly. I rolled my eyes at “The last five years have been about spring cleaning for me” line, but whatever. I hope she does try new things.

Oh, and SPOILER – as someone who actually sat through Derailed (apparently Aniston didn’t read the script for the film she appeared in), there was no rape. There was a pretend rape, but really her character was having sex with her “boyfriend” and pretending to be raped. She was a con artist. And people didn’t like the movie because it was a horrible, terribly miscast movie. Clive Owen as a poor schlub who can‘t catch a break? Uh, no. Vincent Cassel as a gangster operating in Chicago? Uh, no. Jennifer Aniston as a femme fatale? Uh, no. It was like they cast that movie by picking names out of a hat.


Bazaar images courtesy of HuffPo.

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  1. Sudini says:

    I adore wine and Ricky Gervais as well. And I heart Jennifer Aniston. She just always comes across as so grounded and chill. That cover photo is beautiful too.

  2. bite me says:

    really,spring cleaning…. bitch please…that why professional you still doing the same shit over and over and over

  3. mslewis says:

    On her rebirth:
    “The last five years have been about spring cleaning for me. Now it’s time for my rebirth. I love trying new things. I can’t just be put in a box.”


    Oh, honey, not again!! In just about every interview she uses this same line or a version of it. This time she has been “spring cleaning” her life. Why does she even have to bring up the past five years? Why not the past two years or the past year? Why five? This woman has no idea what it means to clean up her life and do something new because she hasn’t done anything new EVER!! Poor, poor Jennifer!!

    And she’s never used botox! HAHAHAHAH!! What? She wasn’t joking? My bad. I’ll stop laughing now.

  4. Lilou says:

    I agree with everything you said:

    – yeah she needs to change her speech about her divorce… Every interview she says that it’s a reborn, a new life… Blabla Still waiting for this to happen!!

    – as for derailed, before reading your comment I was thinking “no, people didn’t like it because it was just awful”…

    The more I read her interview, the more I realize she is in denial with everything that is going on in her life, including her way of dealing with her divorce…

    I almost regret the time she was crying in the Vanity Fair interview… At least she was desperate, but she was honest about it…

    For Pete’sake, 5 years of spring cleaning??? She’s been saying that for 4 years…

  5. Atticus says:

    I actually liked Derailed.

    By the way, the quote about women she admired sounds completely made up. Who says things like “I admired journalist Barbara Walters and super-agent Sue Mengers, who represented Ali McGraw”? Wouldn’t she just say “Barbara Walters and Sue Mengers”?

  6. sassenach says:

    This was another boring interview from her. She never really says anything that is interesting. I also need magazines to stop asking the botox question. It’s redundant and stupid and sets celebrities up to lie. Of course she uses it and has done other tweaking to her face but I just wish that actress would ever be aksed that again.

  7. Feebee says:

    5 years doing spring cleaning? Time to move on to other pursuits.

    No-one has to put her in a box, she does it all by herself. The box is called tired-ass-sameold-romcoms.

    She may like Ricky Gervais but she didn’t like his intro for her at the Golden Globes (best known as Rachel Green LOL!). I’d love to see her play a character more than 2 steps removed from Rachel.

  8. Maritza says:

    I liked Derailed too! She looks beautiful, healthy and happy. I like her personality and her acting.

  9. Popcorny says:

    Now I can get that the tabs and fans are still harping over her breakup with Brad.
    BUT, 5(!) years and she still considers herself to be “spring cleaning” over it?
    Is she done yet or is this eternal spring cleaning going to go on for a few more decades? 1 or 2 years, maybe, but 5+(!!)?
    She’s either a moron or she’s milking it.

  10. Whatever says:

    I know this is primarily a Jen hating/Angie loving site (based on the comments, but personally I like them both and see no need to pick sides. She looks great and I totally agree with not eating shit every day. The minute I stopped drinking soda and eating sugar and crappy foods, I lost weight even without working out and I’m a lot healthier and happier.

    I also believe her about no botox. To me, she looks natural. We are very close in age and she looks about right to me. Unlike Demi and Nicole Kidman who look frozen and have that botox shine to their skin. Jen doesn’t have that.

  11. ogechi says:

    yes yes women power

  12. Catherine says:

    She’s a pretty woman but she is so damn boring. All her articles sound the same and the girl is a bore to watch onscreen. Just my opinion.

  13. scotchy says:

    she also forgot to mention her cigarettes, there is no way she can look that good, and smoke without a little help at least from a super advanced esthetician.

  14. dread pirate cuervo says:

    That’s a long damn spring, girl! She needs to have Brad erased from her mind, Eternal Sunshine-style. To me she seems fun, has alot to offer, & has a crazy hot body. Just refuse to discuss your ex publicly.

  15. L says:

    I get annoyed when actors say how much they ‘love’ british comedy, and then quote Monty Python and Benny Hill. Shows that were on 40 years ago. I promise there’s been some interesting stuff since then.

  16. andrea says:

    atticus – i thought the same thing. like we don’t know what barbara walters does for a living? and yeah, as others have said, FIVE f*cking years of “spring cleaning”? first – it really IS such a tired line with her. second – only people with too much money and time on their hands talk about cleaning out their lives for FIVE YEARS.

    “i hate when people live in the past and regret what they havent got now”???? jeezus christ, this chick knows full well how the whole world is going to read that statement – BRAD – she brings the “poor jen”/never ending brange-envy crap on herself – have some self respect and some media savvy and quit saying shit like that, you idiot! and she wants to talk about female power? all she does is make stupid romcoms about weak women, pose mostly naked for magazines, go to the beach and give pathetic interviews. give me a break. if that is woman power, we are all screwed.

  17. The Queen Bee says:

    This entire article is a study in dillusion. Actions speak louder than words, Jen. Stop whining.

    You want to talk about female empowerment? Stop making terrible romantic comedies where a woman is only fulfilled once she gets a man. Rebirth? She has been playing Rachel Green for the last 20 years. Heck, she could stick to the Rachel Green shpeil and still play a strong woman, however she just keeps chosing scripts where she plays a woman who desperately needs a man…

    She is stuck in a rut with nobody to blame but herself. Her fans didn’t chose Derailed. It sucked, and part of the reason it sucked was she was not a believable actress in that role.

    I think it’s incredibly hypocritical to tell the press and everyone she has moved on, and then use her 5 year old divorce as punctuation for her life. Jen, if you keep talking about it, the press will keep talking about it because you are not over it and keep bringing it up. This is how press cycles work.

  18. Cheyenne says:

    She loves trying new things? She can start with that damn boring hairstyle she’s been wearing for the last fifteen years. Put it up, cut it short, shave it off, but CHANGE IT!!!

    She might try getting out of her safety zone and doing some different movie roles instead of playing theme and variations of Rachel Greene in every film she makes.

    She “can’t be put in a box”, GMAFB. She put herself in a box and triple-locked it.

  19. gloaming says:

    Sorry, but she’s too dim to be able to come up with anything other than a snorefest….

  20. N.D. says:

    She’s a real inspiration to me when it comes to not-eating-shit, execising and so on, ’cause she’s a poster girl for how to take care of yourself appearance-wise.

    But when it comes to how to be a decent and happy person – there she fails miserably. Five frigging years and she’s still bitter and in denial about being bitter (agree with Lilou there).

    I don’t mean she had no right to be. It was unfortunate what happened to her marriage and in situations like that it’s OK to be bitter for awhile, to whine, to hate on ex-husband and his new wife, to feel betrayed and all that But it’s not OK to parade such feelings like you’re proud of them, and five years long “spring cleaning” certainly is too much. I know it’s Brad Pitt but even he couldn’t be THAT good. I hope she isn’t making all those efforts to “live well” only for the sake of getting her revenge.

    The noblest vengeance is to forgive. Or so they say.

  21. Crash2GO2 says:

    I think it’s pretty high handed of people to be dictating that she should should be well over her divorce by now (it’s been FIVE years!). She hasn’t had another long term relationship since, and as one of my favorite songwriters wrote: ‘sorrow has no sense of time’

    Buddy and Judy Miller “Forever Has Come to an End”

  22. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Yea spring cleaning shouldn’t take 5 years. *shrugs*

    LOL I mostly hear her fans wanting her to do roles like Derailed…which yea wasn’t very realistic and miscast horribly starting with her as the
    “seductress” but whatever. I am sure she will get her chance.

  23. nnn says:

    I also don’t understand the 5 years reference for someone who keeps on pointing out that she has moved on.

    Why not a 10 years reference (from when she married, a reference for any woman) or the reference after she cut lies with her mum and become her own judge ?

    A 15 years reference from the beginning of “Friends”, her breakthrough role in te celebrity world as a reference.

    Or the 7 years reference to underline her new life and career post “Friends”

    Or the one year of cleansing reference post Mayer the Player and the dirt he left on her dating resume, ect

    It’s like she had no life before nor after her divorce. It’s like nothing of value and consistance exist in her life but her divorce. It’s like there were nothing of value, no growth, no tears, no happiness, no success, nor failures EVER in her life but her divorce. It’s like she values her life on the sole perspective of being Pitt’s wife and nothing more before or after that.

    It’s so pathetic and tragic and underlines how weak of a woman she is unable to give herself other worth than being Brad Pitt ex wife who strives and survives for the past 5 years post divorce. How lame and restrictive !!!

  24. lucy2 says:

    The photos are pretty, but the interview is the same old same old.
    I do still like her, but I WISH she’d try different things. I actually liked her in darker roles like Derailed and the Good Girl, and don’t care for the generic rom-com stuff she’s been doing lately. I suspect that’s mostly what she’s offered and the paychecks are always big, but I wish she’d try something different again. And if it’s not being offered, create it yourself like Drew Barrymore.

  25. danielle says:

    I think she looks great. I laughed out loud at the “don’t eat sh** everyday” comment (awesome) but the spring cleaning and rebirth comments were too new agey for me. And just because people didn’t like the one edgy movie she did doesn’t mean she can’t ever try it again!!

  26. skibunny says:

    If anything she sounds guarded. She has survived a public divorce and carried herself with class throughout the whole thing.
    She’s found her niche and does very well. I like her and think she’s healthy looking and absolutely gorgeous. I love her style!

  27. Atticus says:

    you know, the thing is…Jennifer Aniston can never say anything about a journey of self-realization or introspection or healing or “spring cleaning” without everyone automatically assuming she’s talking about her divorce from Brad Pitt. She never mentions his name. She’s lived a lot of life since she split with him, maybe she’s talking about her other relationships with men or – GASP! – her relationship with herself.

  28. asiont says:


  29. Wow says:

    I guess I am the only one who loved Derailed. Lol. And not just because of those panty-dropper Clive and Vincent, although they helped. 🙂

  30. justathought says:

    Heck, this “forty something’s” beauty secret is obvious. No kids!
    I don’t see her world as a rebirth but rather suspended animation.

  31. nnn says:


    Lol The last 5 years she is refering to equals the time POST her divorce.

    No need to be Einstein to grasp that she underlines her divorce from her ex husband who happens to be Brad Pitt as being the point of reference of her cleaning spring.

    It’s clear as water.

  32. meme says:

    i like ya jen, really i do, but STFU already about spring cleaning, the past, blah blah blobbedly blah blah. how about doing something REALLY drastic say, like cutting your hair or making a movie that isn’t a dumb rom com. or just stop giving interviews.

  33. lrm says:

    She was good in ‘Friends with Money’, with a good ensemble cast-ie, Joan Cusack, for one.

    She was not very Rachel-eque in this film. My husband and I thought it was the best we’d seen her in-we were surprised at how much we liked her in it. It was not really a rom-com, though it was funny. And it was a decent rental. Any of her more ‘known’ films, however, are same old freakin’ same….snore….

  34. princess pea says:

    Um. When Jen says that “people couldn’t cope with me being involved in rape and murder,” I think it is EXACTLY the same thing as “Jennifer Aniston as a femme fatale? Uh, no.”

    So, way to corroborate her statement, I guess.

    I’m with Atticus on this, and I wonder what she could say about herself in an interview that wouldn’t get her slammed in these parts.

  35. ThunderC*nt says:

    That’s okay for Jen b/c Sandra Bullock got married at 40 and still f’ed up! At least Jen is being realistic.

  36. andrea says:

    im beginning to think she is just not that bright. i mean, her decisions – mostly the movie role choices and the crap she says *consistently* in interviews – gives the strong impression that she really does not have the emotional intelligence required for real change, self-awareness, growth, etc. it’s like she has no idea how to get out of her own way, just keeps spewing self-help cliches. i agree with the person who said she should and COULD, if she wanted to and had an IDEA or two, make like drew barrymore and MAKE the roles she wants of they’re not offered to her. she has a production company, pull, and a ton of money. she’s beautiful, reasonably talented as a comedic foibles sort of type, and has all the connections – no reason for her to just go round blithely doing these crap romcoms, other than she doesnt seem to grasp the concept that she could make other options for herself.

  37. Trace says:

    I really, really don’t want to hate her, but this is the main problem I have with her. FIVE long years post-divorce and she is still drudging it up in interviews. It’s obvious she hasn’t moved on and is still bitter. Why keep reminding the public about it?! It must be nauseating being one of her girlfriends, constantly having to hear about her “rebirth, moving on, spring cleaning”! It’s ironic that she talks about women power, but to me she represents the antithesis of what that should be.

  38. hatuh says:

    You can talk about her hair (which I love) and her boring movies and her living in the past, blah blah blah, but the fact remains that you’re reading about her by choice. I don’t read posts about celebrities that don’t interest me. Oh, and she’s a multi-millionaire and you’re not.

  39. June says:

    When is this woman, going to act 41 and not 14. I see why every man, just get the fuzk away from her, as soon as possible.

  40. Lilias says:

    I think it’s fine that she’s still bitter about it and still not over it. It takes some people ages to get over traumatic experiences and a divorce is definitely a traumatic experience. Maybe she had put all her eggs in one basket, as one tends to do when they marry, and had expected to still be married at this point and have had children. It’s been 17 years since my parents divorced and my mom cannot, and will not, forgive my father for cheating and then disappearing on us. It’s a dick move. I see no reason for her to ever forgive him.

    What is it with the haters and wishing she’d cut her hair? Most of you are Angie lovers (MOST not ALL, if you aren’t, then I’m not talking about you), why don’t you wish she’d do something new with her hair? She’s had the same long, brown, tousled look since she started out. Why doesn’t she die her hair blonde? Or red? Or buzz it all off?

    Jen’s hair is fine the way it is. She found a look that works for her, why change it?

  41. Diva says:

    She does movie roles for the kind of person she seems to be… light, funny, romantic.

    Just like Jolie takes roles that fit her personality… darker, aggressive, bad ass.

    Angelina could never pull off Along Comes Polly any more than Aniston could pull off Lara Croft!

    There’s nothing wrong with EITHER of them and the movies they choose to do.

    I sure as shit hope it doesn’t take ME five years to get over my divorce, though. Of course, I considered signing those papers my “spring cleaning.”

  42. Bek says:

    Am I the only one who thinks she was talking about her work in reference to the 5-year thing? She did some edgier stuff in the years before her divorce, and shortly thereafter, stuck to romantic comedies. I don’t understand how people equate EVERYTHING she says to being about Brad. I assumed she meant she’d like to try some different roles. And good on her. I think she could do really well if she got the chance to mix it up a bit. Besides, she could make a comment that she loves fruit and y’all would imagine she’s talking about Brad’s banana. Really. The only people who can’t “get over it” are the people who read WAY into it.

  43. Beck says:

    I liked Derailed. I thought she was good in it. I like seeing her in different roles. I thought she was great in The Good Girl.

  44. Janeth says:

    Please people! This woman is damned if she does damned if she doesn’t… She can’t say anything without being criticized! If she can’t get OVER it, its in not way affecting your life, if you don’t like it don’t read it simple as that. I think she’s a classy lady and I happen to LOVE everything she does she does no wrong in my eyes! And I only wish to be like her when I’m here age! And I think kaiser is just talking shi* because she doing some naughty things with Mr. Sexy and someone only wishes she could. 🙂

  45. hmm says:

    If you’ve truly dealt with a situation and moved forward (and grown from it) you don’t need to constantly refer to it either explicitly or implicitly. The five year period she’s referencing is not coincidental and everyone knows exactly what she’s talking about. I am a child of divorce and I know the pain it causes, but my mom was left with 4 kids under 10 and she damned sure didn’t have millions of dollars laying around (and btw my dad cheated on her, too). She didn’t whine, bitch, or throw herself a pity party, she kept it moving. The fact that people (her fans) continue to act like Jen has suffered a fate worse than death and is not only worthy of our sympathy but is some sort of hero, is ridiculous. She’s stuck in the past and that’s why she’s always the same character onscreen with the same hairstyle and clothes, and that’s why she’s always dating a different variation of the same man But why should she move on when her fans love her just as she is: one half of Hollywood’s golden couple before he was stolen by maneater Angelina. Good and evil, keep it simple.

  46. N.D. says:

    2Bek: So you read it as she’s been spring cleaning her resume of edgier roles with romantic comedies? And is about to be re-born as a new Meryl Streep as a result? Seriously?

  47. Sugar & Spice says:

    How long do we have to wait for her 15 minutes to be up already?! She’s completely irrelevant. Why not reference life since Tate Donovan, or Vince Vaughn, or any of the many other relationships she’s been through that ended? She’s already stated that Brad was not the love of her life, so why keep bringing him up in interviews?

  48. dee says:

    You know this explains why her team didn’t let her do print interviews for Bounty Hunter. Because she sounds like an idiot. She still thinks her life in terms of WB and AB, With Brad and After Brad. I thought she was hung up on John Mayer but here she is, making another reference to what happened five years ago. Haven’t we heard “The New Jennifer” or “Jennifer’s new Life” every year? Five years is a long spring.

  49. Bek says:

    @N.D.–No. Re-read that excerpt. She says “it’s time for my rebirth. I love trying new things.”

    Sounds like she’s ready to try new things. Or maybe that she’s ready to try new things. Or…maybe she’s ready to try new things. No matter how you spin it…I don’t see how it’s about Brad. And I’m not claiming she’s like Meryl. She’s like Jen. She’s always been Jen. And some people hate her for that. Whether she’ll succeed at getting some better roles remains to be seen. I would hope that people root for her ability, rather than hope she fails.

  50. Granger says:

    Re: the hair that never changes — someone noted that Jolie’s had the same hair for years too. But the difference is that Jolie often changes her hair for film roles (colour/wigs), whereas the costume/make-up folks for films Aniston is in never take any risks with her look whatsoever. They never put her in a wig or change the colour — in fact, check out The Good Girl again and take note of the kazillion dollar highlights she was sporting when she was supposed to be playing the minimum-wage check-out girl at a big-box department store! That still makes me laugh.

  51. Cheyenne says:

    Lilias: I think it’s fine that she’s still bitter about it and still not over it.

    You do? Good lord, I feel sorry for you. What a sad, unhappy individual you must be.

    Five years is a very long time to stay bitter and unhappy and hold a grudge. Think of all the happiness you make yourself miss out on in that interim.

    The best revenge she could possibly have gotten on Brad Pitt was kick him to the curb, never mention his name again, and pick up her life as if he had never existed.

    Instead, she chose to wallow in self-pity as if her world had ended. Sure, in the beginning she had most of the world on her side. But there is a very thin line between pity and contempt, and unfortunately for her, that line was crossed a long time ago.

  52. Tru says:

    she is so damn boring!!

    pick a script w/grit and win an oscar or something..she always makes it about a small portion of Brad, God get over wow, she is one pretty lady stuck on the same shit!!

    has anything changed about her since Brad??? wow.

  53. lastwordlinda says:

    She loves this, she hates that. Too much emotion. It’s called hyperbole and that’s what she’s all about. She reminds me of Paris Hilton. She is always “on”.

  54. Wens says:

    You guys make me laugh….. let’s see how interesting you’d be if interviewed every other week. Why should her life be that much more exciting just because she makes movies….. let’s try and interview some of you, yeah got up, had a cr*p, read celebitchy, did some chores or a day job which is probably too boring to mention, came home had some dinner and probably watched some TV…. maybe threw in a bit of exercise in there somewhere too…… now say that to every magazine and see how interested you all sound…Why do you people seem to love getting off being bitches about other peoples lives – just because you don’t have one you have to bitch about someone else.
    Give the girl a break, she’s a good actress, takes care of herself and is still obviously getting over what was a traumatic period in her life which is brought up every month by some dumbass reporter who can’t think of anything interesting to ask – what the hell’s she supposed to say when asked the same thing over and over – if her story changed it would be like ‘ ooh Jennifer lied because on last month’s issue of whatever she said so and so and now she’s saying this’
    Get yourselves some lives people!!

  55. Hillary didn’t run for President – she ran to be the party’s candidate. Obama and McCain ran for president. If you are going to make a comment, be informed so you don’t look more stupid that you usually do.
    Oh, and I am guessing the rebirth will take place on a beach in Mexico in a bikini with the paps having authorised access to get exclusive pictures of the rebirth. She really doesn’t seem to have any depth or substance to her whatsoever. The problem with her saying crap like this is that people look for the change that she is taking about (as the paps have complete access to her life to document every moment) and no-one every sees it. Same roles, Same hair, Same body, same vacation, same people in her life, same no chance of a future with men, etc. Hell, she ate the same lunch on Friends for 9 years. Why talk change if you aren’t going to follow through. Just say that you like your life the way it is – why the hard sell that everything is fabulous and perfect and it’s the best, most fulfilling life ever. Why must you have a man and child as the end goal to be considered complete and validated?

  56. Wens says:

    Me again and I have to just comment as I’ve just read cheyanne’s reply….. do you really think she’s been wallowing for the last 5 years – seems to me she’s been having fun making movies, getting out there and promoting, holidaying with her friends…. I have never seen her looking miserable on a paparazzi shot and what’s the girl supposed to say when questioned about Brad apart from ‘get over it people, if you weren’t all still so interested then why do the magazines with Brad/Angie/Jen sell so well???’

  57. anonymous says:

    i am soooo tired of this woman-child and her “new beginning” “rebirth” “new life after..” yada,yada,yada.

    that “the last 5 years” is YET ANOTHER way of reminding people of the triangle that never was. this chick is mentally disturbed and scared sh*tless that she is becoming irrelevant.

  58. Solveig says:

    March 31st, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Lilias: I think it’s fine that she’s still bitter about it and still not over it.

    You do? Good lord, I feel sorry for you. What a sad, unhappy individual you must be.

    Holy s*it, Cheyenne, you’re judgmental comments towards others posters are getting more and more annoying each and everyday. Please, stop it! How does it affect you if someone is still bitter about a painful thing such a divorce after years?
    People face troubles in different ways, some of us just try to forget and go on, others feel that something important is missed and are sorry.
    None of the above people is bitter, and if they are it’s none of your business as long as they aren’t talking about their sorrow to you everyday.

  59. daisyfly says:

    The last five years have been spring cleaning? Honey, sleeping with each one of your co-stars is called f*cking around, not “spring cleaning”.

  60. Cruisin Through says:

    @42- I think she meant it work related too.

    People that don’t like her, read Brad into EVERYTHING she says.

    She should spring clean her choices and do any kind of drama that comes her way, even for free if she has to. The only way to not be accused of being Rachael is to NOT BE RACHAEL!

  61. Eye Opener says:

    The finest body in HWood!!

    Yes Jen, I understand where you are coming from. Every day we awake, we must think of turning over a new leaf and take charge of our lives!! Life is a continuing revolving journey that we must appreciate and embrace.

    Your doing your thing and your doing it frigging well!!!

    LOVE YOU!!

  62. bambi says:

    I like her and this interview really doesn’t bother me, but I’m just wondering what she thinks drinking the Kool-Aid means? See, when I read that in connection with Demi Moore, I immediately think, “well the Kabbalah Kool-Aid, of course” but I know that’s not what she means. I just don’t get what it can mean in relation to looks. Does she mistakenly think drinking the Kool-Aid means drinking some magic potion, or from the fountain of youth?

    Also, I have it on good authority Jennifer wanted to do more serious roles after the critical success of The Good Girl, and didn’t get them offered to her. It’s a mistake to assume she could have any role she wants and chooses only these crap rom coms. I do agree her range is limited, so I can understand why her offers are limited. But she was excellent in The Good Girl and Friends With Money, and I think she should be given a chance. Her best bet would be to pursue indies for a while to prove herself. I think a lot of indie filmmakers would give her a chance, and be happy to have a big name on board.

  63. Lilias says:

    Cheyenne: “Good lord, I feel sorry for you. What a sad, unhappy individual you must be.”

    You don’t feel sorry for me in the slightest. It is simultaneously patronizing and childish to be so sarcastic about such a thing. I hope you don’t do that in real life, you’d lose friends quickly.

    I feel that I’m realistic and sympathetic to cases where women have been slighted in some way or another because my mom was. She’s still angry and sad about my father leaving us but she isn’t an angry or sad person in general.

    There is such a thing as compartmentalizing. You can be bitter and angry about certain things and not allow that to bleed into your normal life or relationships.

    You seem to be very cool with people betraying each other’s trust. I’d hate to be in your life-you probably couldn’t be trusted further than I could throw an ox.

  64. TastesNice says:

    There is only one answer about “the last five years” and did anyone think that maybe the interviewer phrased the question in such a way when it was first asked, about how Jen has been since the divorce and then the article was written in the way we see here (and besides, its an excerpt, so its not the full article anyway_.

    You know dont you, that its the magazines/tabloids that want to keep the triangle alive, as it makes money for them 😉

  65. N.D. says:

    2Bek: re-read the excerpt. “The last five years have been about spring cleaning for me. Now it’s time for my rebirth. ”

    You say she’s been doing romcoms and now wants to do edgier roles again. Explain please how “doing romcoms” = “spring cleaning”?

  66. Rockie says:

    The only Spring Cleaning she’s been doing is to her Vadge by polishing the turtles of men of questionable motives, sexuality & talent.

    And the only Rebirth she’s about to enter is Menopause, and that’s not because of her own empowerment/choice.

  67. tara says:

    are you seriously comparing a single mother to a child-less woman???
    seriously people, she’s not the patron saint of heeart-break, just some talentless snob who’s stayed famous for years now because women out there see her as a champion.
    it’s been 5 years, and she’d consider taking back the man who publicly humiliated her. anyone else out there who have THAT MUCH respect for themselves?

  68. Rosina says:

    If so many of you guys hate her so much, I don’t understand why you would bother reading articles of hers.

    I love, love, love her work and not just the soppy stuff which is my fav. Really liked Derailed also, so I hope she ignores the haters and continues doing just what she has been.

    As to the 5 year reference, the fact that it has taken that lenght of time to complete the renovations to her home and finally move in, is more likely the reason for it as a yardstick than her divorce, which I think has led to a better quality of life for her.

    Personally, I think Angelina is more suited to Brad. Clearly Jen was never as madly in love with him as some try to make out or she would have given him the Children people claim he so desperatly wanted. A fact I would have thought, Brangelina worshipers would be grateful to her for. Just imagine Jen had kids with Brad then he met Angelina, the love of his life (according to them) and absolutely had to be with her. Exactly, what a mess that would be, wouldn’t it.

  69. pumak says:

    i liked derailed and she did it very well… she is gorgeous anyhow

  70. tomar says:

    People here are a tad prejudiced by their love of Angelina. I mean why can’t you like Angelina without having to hate Jen? You find things to criticize that are actually very female common and then you say she is not a strong woman.
    Divorce is a long and painful journey. If this is about what makes her Jen and she is speaking of her journey. She would be disingenuous to her self if she acted like it was not a factor in her life. Perhaps you should get a copy of a book Called Falling Apart in One Piece. By Stacey Morrison. Her story of divorce and it’s impact. Then you could get a better picture and perhaps develop some understanding as to what it means and ow it feels.

  71. vic says:

    She doesn’t have enough depth as an actress (or a person) to do movies like Derailed. And VC’s character was over the top. But I did enjoy seeing Clive Owen as always. Why are people still listening and writing about her? She’s a monumental bore.

  72. kalli says:

    @”FIVE long years post-divorce and she is still drudging it up in interviews. Why keep reminding the public about it?! It must be nauseating being one of her girlfriends, constantly having to hear about her “rebirth, moving on, spring cleaning”! It’s ironic that she talks about women power, but to me she represents the antithesis of what that should be”//TRUE THAT!!!

  73. kalli says:

    As always, Lainey says it best:

    “The last five years have been about spring cleaning for me. Now it’s time for my rebirth. I love trying new things. I can’t just be put in a box.”

    So declared Jennifer Aniston in the new issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar. It took her 5 years to eradicate the leftover sh-t from the split, now she claims she’s ready for a new game, a new set of moves, and new catch-words, like “rebirth” and “Kool-Aid”, spewing new clichés like “living in the now”, waving her girl power loud and proud. Because girls are power, rah rah rah.

    “I grew up admiring strong women like journalist Barbara Walters and super-agent Sue Mengers, who represented Ali McGraw. But now look where we’ve got to as women. We’ve had a woman run for President. There is nothing like our power. I love what Drew Barrymore is doing with directing. It’s so much about a rebirth for her, and I love it when people are living in the now, like her. I hate it when people look back and regret what they haven’t got. That’s how I feel about my own life now. And my God, let’s talk about how much I love Demi Moore as well. What kind of Kool-Aid is she drinking?”

    I have said this about Aniston and I’ll say it again – listening to her talk is like one of those Chicken Soup books. We KNOW. You love yourself. But do you really?

    Let’s say for a moment that I’m buying it. Let’s say that her “renaissance” is authentic. That her attempt to convey that she truly wants to advance the Modern Woman is believable. That when she said that “with Derailed, I loved being racy. Love it…But people couldn’t cope with me being involved in rape and murder” she was declaring that she will live against stereotype and portray the kind of complicated, uncompromising female that she believes she represents…

    How then do you explain Love Happens? Or He’s Just Not That Into You? Or The F-CKING Bounty Hunter? All in quick succession?

    Because Jennifer Aniston is not poor. She doesn’t NEED money. She doesn’t NEED to work. And with that kind of security comes freedom. And, you would think, the ability to be patient. To wait for the kind of projects that she can be proud of, the kind of project that can manifest the “empowerment” that she fist pumps about every time she opens her mouth. This woman has ONE product. Her prior success has given her the ability to control this product, to make sure that what she’s selling reflects her message.

    Instead, what we see from Jennifer Aniston, every 6-9 months or so, is yet another feature film in which she’s lit beautifully, and during which she spends almost 2 hours playing The Same: romance defines me, and this is all there is.

    It’s comical. But even more, it’s offensive that They are actually swallowing it. Because it’s one thing for her to TRY to fraud them out, it’s entirely another that the fraud is working.

    No one is hoping against The Renaissance of Jennifer Aniston, certainly not me. I would very much like to write an article about Jennifer Aniston in which I can eat my own sh-t and get behind her flag. But I can’t find that flag in The Bounty Hunter. I can’t find that flag at all in her work. There is no Renaissance in a really great body and the best highlights in the business. And she won’t be launching any true Renaissance if people keep sucking down the fake one.

  74. Bee says:

    OMG! How much longer is she going to milk this? “These last five years have been about Spring cleaning.” She hasn’t been able to clean out the cobwebs of her relationship with Brad Pitt yet? I used to feel bad about the way the media portrayed her as the poor abandoned woman, but not anymore. She always finds someway to bring up Brad and their “epic” love story. She must know her relationship with Brad is the only reason she’s relevant anymore. It was her marrying him that made her the most famous “friend” and she knows it. She is beginning to remind me of the crazy woman in Great Expectations who is still obsessed with the fiance who left her on her wedding day. Get over it you crazy lady! He left you. It’s so over.

  75. Jeannified says:

    Personally, I hated Jennifer Aniston in “Derailed,” but Vincent Cassel was great, as was Clive Owen, when he didn’t have to interact with J.A.

  76. Balashi says:

    Jennifer Aniston looks amazing in pantyhose and no one has even put a mention towards what her legs look like in them. It’s too bad she doesn’t show them off more often. That’s what I liked about friends. All the power to Jennifer in Pantyhose! I’m sure lots of people will agree with me that’s what I liked about Derailed all the pantyhose she wore.