Some stars who play your favorite characters on-screen are notoriously difficult to work with off-camera, and one of those people might be Jennifer Aniston. Sadly, there is more than one reason to believe that this starlet may not be America’s sweetheart.
Here’s why some celebs don’t want to work with Jennifer Aniston. While on the set of the then-untitled movie Life Of Crime, Aniston could be described as many things, but not one of them was “friendly.” As a source dished, “Every day at lunch the entire cast and crew head to a cafeteria facility where they all sit down and eat lunch together for well over an hour. The only person who doesn’t eat with everyone else is Jen. She quickly grabs a lunch to go and leaves.”
Maybe she likes peace and quiet on her lunch break, but the source then went on to say that Jennifer Aniston’s aloof behavior went many steps further than that. She insisted on having a “luxury SUV” drive her to set instead of the regular SUVs the rest of the cast used. Plus, the trailer where she would allegedly eat lunch alone was purposefully very far away from everyone else’s.
Radar Online’s source said that while Aniston wasn’t outright nasty to anyone, she was not inviting at all. The insider concluded, “Her behavior is a clear indicator to everyone that she’s not approachable. And it’s just unnecessary. There’s no reason why she has to act any better than anyone else on that movie set.” “Ohhhhh you’ve got to be kidding me! Embarrassed!”
Acting like a diva is off-putting but sometimes forgivable. Violence, on the other hand, is a completely different story. Surprisingly, Aniston herself admitted that she’s been guilty of such behavior at work in the past. She confessed to Elle in 2011, “I threw a chair at a director. It wasn’t my proudest moment.” It turns out, Aniston may have had a good reason to be upset. The starlet revealed that it was because the director was mistreating a script supervisor, and as she tells it, no one was hurt.
She added, “I missed, of course. I was like, ‘You can’t speak to people like that.’ I can’t tolerate it.” Everyone makes mistakes, but in Hollywood, stars are likely only allowed a few of those before they start building a reputation for being “difficult.” One former costar wouldn’t hesitate to call Aniston downright mean.
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Her love interest in 1997’s Picture Perfect, Jay Mohr, told Elle in 2010 about one particular movie set he had been on, saying, “The leading woman was unhappy with my presence and made it clear from day one.” He said that he was new to the business at the time, and she was upset that he’d gotten the part over some bigger names.
She made her displeasure so well-known to anyone on set that Mohr admitted, “I would literally go to my mom’s house and cry.” When pressed to name the lady in question, Mohr said he would, quote, “never, ever answer that” but, lo and behold, then he got a podcast.
He said in an episode of Mohr Stories in 2012 that upon arriving on set the first day of shooting, Aniston allegedly pointed to Mohr and told actress Illeana Douglas, “Six guys they screen test. Six! The one f—ing guy I hate, that’s the guy they hire, him!” Still, Mohr had people on his side. He said that soon after Aniston arrived on set, their director entered and told Mohr he’d fought for him to get the part and was excited to have discovered a star.
Some people don’t want to work with Aniston because they simply don’t think she’s very talented. English actor Rupert Everett took the most direct jab at her career abilities during a 2010 interview with the Today program on BBC Radio 4. While discussing success in Hollywood, Everett argued that the “business” makes you a star more than talent does, and he used Aniston as an example, saying, “Okay, something will go wrong, like Aniston will have one too many total flops, but she’s still a member of that club, and she will still manage…Like a star-forming in the universe, things will swirl around her and it will suddenly solidify into another vital tasteless romcom.”
Other stars have shared a similar sentiment. Late comedian Joan Rivers once told US Weekly that she was “so bored” with the actress, adding, “I would like to take Aniston and put her hair over her f—ing face!” Another celeb who’s not a fan of Aniston? Notorious blowhard Piers Morgan.
At a 2016 film festival in Italy, Aniston was asked if she ever wakes up unsure of who she is. The actress got emotional and said, “There are not enough fingers and toes in this entire room to count how many times that moment has happened to me.” She explained that no matter what our jobs are, we all hit walls and have moments where we don’t think we can handle our lives.
When responding to the comments on Good Morning Britain, Morgan was unimpressed with Aniston’s vulnerability. He said, “It seems to me [like there’s] a lot of self-wallowing going on here. Aniston is [in] a very privileged position, has a very privileged life…and now she’s trying to kind of lecture, everybody.” He followed up with some typically controversial and insensitive comments, saying “If you put your body out there to do that, in my view, you’re making your body a commodity and everyone can have a slice of the pie.”
Although Morgan added that he met Jennifer Aniston a few times and concluded that she’s very likable, he summarized his point by saying, “Get a grip.” Morgan didn’t stop there. After Aniston wrote an essay about tabloid culture for The Huffington Post, Morgan wrote a response for the Daily Mail. He wrote that the least Aniston can do in return for all of the money she gets for magazine covers, is to: “Stop pretending it’s all everyone else’s fault that impressionable young girls struggle with their own beauty and body images as a result of seeing perfect photos of Aniston.”