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June Gable (Estelle on Friends) said:

“One morning, I was standing at craft service, you know, and looking for that cup of Joe and that sugar bun that you need at that hour. Whose sugar buns are standing right next to mine? Brad Pitt. ‘Hi’ he said. ‘Hi’ I said. Darn, he’s there for Jennifer Aniston.”

Lady GaGa said:

“We all need an image that screams, ‘I’m an individual!’ I think Jennifer Aniston is beautiful – she’s gorgeous – but I prefer to look interesting rather than pretty.”

Zach Galifianakis said:

“I had found this guy [in our hotel] who looked exactly like Brad Pitt. I wanted to use that in some way [in our skit "Between Two Ferns"]. I said, ‘Jennifer, I have this guy who looks like Brad Pitt. I want to make it seem like I think it’s him.’ She looked at me like, ‘What the f–k?’ And I totally agreed with her. How rude of me to do that! Why would she want to talk about that? She get inundated with that sh-t all the time. I totally understood.”

Janeane Garofalo said:

“She is really a polite person. One time I was walking up Crescent Heights in L.A. and she pulled her car over and offered me a ride. I don’t even know her. [But] I turned her down [because] I like walking in L.A.”

Melissa George said:

“Jennifer Aniston [is my favourite co-star]. I’d worked with her twice before on Friends as the nanny and when we were working together on Derailed all she kept saying was ‘She’s my lesbian nanny!’ She’s really beautiful and so down to earth.”

“I love this girl so much. She was so good to me and she’s so beautiful in person. I can’t even get over that. When you see her physically, it makes sense. I was just like, ‘Yeah, perfect, great casting’.”

“The person who has really touched me and taught me the art of being a human being, an actress and a mother is Jennifer Garner … oh and of course Jennifer Aniston. Working so closely with those two women, I know how hard they work in the public eye dealing with paparazzi and interviews, then they’re on set for such long, long hours, yet they still have such great respect for anybody and everybody around them. The Jennifers embody everything that is amazing when it comes to being an actress, a wife and in one of those cases, a mother.”

Griffin Gluck (Jen’s son in Just Go With It) said:

“It’s amazing to be able to go on set and be able to look up to this amazing actress that you can learn from and she’s so kind. She’s like a mother. She makes sure she’s right with you and she’s funny and she’s a great actress. It’s a real pleasure to be able to work with her.”

“She’s a proper lady.”

Wyck Godfrey (producer of Management) said:

“Jennifer wanted to create a character who was guarded and had a level of deep sadness that she was masking with this tough exterior. Sue is somebody who subjugates her own needs for helping other people, and I think that’s something that Mike recognizes in her – she isn’t taking care of herself. She’s not allowing anyone to see her or to love her. She’s so busy not looking inside that she hasn’t realized she has a hole. I think it was fun for Jennifer to explore Sue.”

Jerry Goldstein said:

“[Robert Downey Jr.]‘s like a frightened rabbit. Overtures were made to several Hollywood stars to go to see him [in prison]. Only Jennifer Aniston did and it’s just about saved Downey’s life. God bless you, Jennifer.”

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (writers of Horrible Bosses) said:

“[One of the worst moments at the premiere was] sitting next to our parents as Jennifer Aniston’s character tells Charlie Day’s, ‘You’re going to #!@* my #%$ little *!@%.’”

Selena Gomez said:

“I love Friends, so I try to bring Jennifer Aniston’s mannerisms to my show.”

“I was shaking! I ran into her in the bathroom and she goes, ‘Hi!’ My legs started to shake and I ran. I didn’t know what to do because I freaked out. I always say that I worship Rachel McAdams as a movie actress but for comedy — the whole reason I started my show and mannerisms, they were after Jennifer Aniston. It was so funny, they were playing clip reels of the work she’s done and I would quote the whole thing. Every single thing she’d say, I would say it. People were sitting there laughing at me and they’re like, ‘Wow, you’e obsessed.’ I freaked out, but I was happy she got the award.”

“My favorite TV show will forever and always be Friends. It’s cancelled but I worship that show. I have every single season on DVD. And Jennifer Aniston is someone I look up to in comedy.”

Ginnifer Goodwin (costar in He’s Just Not That Into You) said:

“She absolutely has a body to be envied by us all, but I find it very refreshing to not be able to count ribs, because that’s something very prevalent in L.A. An actress’s diet can be coffee and cigarettes…that is not Jennifer Aniston’s regimen.”

“Oh my Gosh. She’s drop dead gorgeous. I mean like stare at her body. I have such a girl crush on her.”

“I met Jessica Biel in person and she’s a freaking knockout. Jennifer Aniston, too. They might be the only two women in the world who have bodies like that, so I’m really glad that they chose a profession where we all get to look at them all the time.”

Josh Gordon (co-director of The Switch) said:

“[Jen and Jason] sounded like Wally and Kassie talking.”

“Jen and Jason just have great chemistry in this movie. We knew they were such good friends, and they were just gonna bring that and they really did. We couldn’t be happier.”

“It was a great film test that immediately told everybody who was working on this movie that Jason and Jen had chemistry together.”

“She’s very playful. She’s got a wicked, kind of dark sense of humor to her.”

“[Jennifer, as the executive producer, provided things] we can’t discuss. There are things you are fighting for in a movie. It was always helpful having her on the phone when you are making those plays.”

“You have a different role when you are just an actor. She was executive producer. She was part of the team.”

Seth Gordon (director of Horrible Bosses) said:

“I think she completely held her own, she was phenomenal. We had a couple of rehearsals, there was a read-through and then we ran over their scenes together, especially the lab coat scene because I had a very specific idea in mind of how it would be blocked in advance.”

“The first time I read the script, the first person I thought of was Jennifer, and I don’t know if that’s good or bad! She’s such a great comedian, I thought she’d bring a life to it that no one else could.”

“She read the script and I think really responded to the role, you know? It’s not the kind of role she often gets offered, so I think she really seized onto it and went for it. I mean, she – there was no holding back.”

“She’s one of the greatest living comedians. I mean, her work on Friends and everything she’s done – it’s been consistently strong through the years. It’s just that she’s not been often given the opportunity to play that other role or to be that girl, if you will. The predator menace that she gets to be [in Horrible Bosses], I think she really did it wonderfully.”

“It was super fun for me [to direct her]. I mean, she had a lot of fun, too, because she gets to say things she never says on screen and be just this devillish, terribly naughty character and that’s a lot of fun to watch, a lot of fun to shoot. I mean, between takes, we would just cackle with laughter because, I think, none of us could believe she just said that. She couldn’t believe she said that but she really went for it and it was a lot of fun for us.”

“She’s raunchy and naughty and bawdy and a version – a character we’ve never seen her play before. It’s really wonderful.

“[The casting process was] compared to other movies, pretty easy. In the sense that, we sent that script to Aniston – she was the first person we approached for that part – and once she said ‘Yes’ – you know, that was right around the time that the three guys were reading it, too – it just started falling into place.”

“In every case we were collaborating. Like with Aniston and her people, she has this whole team of people that she’s worked with in a bunch of movies and we collaborated to come up with a different look for her for Dr. Julia.”

“Everyone’s jaws hit the floor [after the first take of her first scene]. You can imagine what it is like for her to say that, but when you first hear it, you are stunned. We just cackled. I definitely screwed up some takes when she was on set, because I would just burst out laughing and I couldn’t help it. She’s so funny.”

“I imagined her in that role the first time I read the script, and I can’t explain why, but I just did. Obviously, I knew she was a great comedian, and I feel like I’ve always seen that she can do more than she’s offered to do. A lot of stuff seems like a rehashing of Rachel in some way.”

“Well, it was shocking [to hear her speak the way she does in the movie], but it wasn’t awkward in the sense that she was a total pro. She knew she was gonna say that stuff and she brought it. It was intense, it was intense to see her say that stuff for the first time. But she was awesome.”

“Well for me, it was, let’s find out who our three guys are and then let’s start finding the antagonists. But I should say that from the moment I walked in the room, well from the moment I read the script, I just knew that Aniston was a great choice. She was my first instinct and I was just so glad that she saw that too. She’s a great comedian and people don’t, I think people don’t often give her a chance to show other skills and she has them, and she brought it.”

“There were some days that it was a very, very closed set with very little crews. She’s an incredible comedian. This really allows her to show that.”

“The first person I pictured in the role of Julia was Aniston. I thought she would be the one, largely because she’s such a talented comedian but hasn’t been given the opportunity often to break out of that Rachel-esque thing.”

“I joined the movie before anyone else was attached, and she was the first person we offered that role to because she was the one I wanted most to do it. I thought she would be the most exciting person to see become that character because it’s such a departure from what you usually see her do. Obviously I, like everyone, have watched her play all these roles over time, and I just think she’s one of the funniest living comedians of any kind, and rarely gets the opportunity to show her muscles outside of rom-com.”

“Her character was so well-written and perfectly crafted, there was no adjustment necessary, and we stuck really close to book on almost everything with her. Even when Charlie [Day] was there, too. And Charlie’s like the king of getting other people to say stuff. I would say their scenes together were really structured, and it was great.”

“When I first read the script I knew, for some reason, that this was the perfect role for her.”

“When I first read the script, she was the first and last person that I imagined saying those lines and I was so glad that she saw the whiz and coming on board of this film because it’s such a great and exciting and electric role for her to play. I think because we’ve seen her play the stuff she’s usually offered – I think this is a really exciting change of pace. There was never a challenge of getting her to go there. I think once she committed to it, she really went for it. It was so fun to watch her do that and collaborate with her to discover the nuances of that character.”

“Yeah, the average guy getting harrassed by Jennifer Aniston wouldn’t be considered a problem. Or most other guys. But we tried to create – with Charlie Day – a guy who has a committed relationship and finds her advances really threatening and problematic. I think that really comes across and works as a reason for him not to approve – especially when she gets to the blackmailing him and all that stuff.”

“Her character has the best lines in the movie. She was excited to step out of the kinds of roles we’ve seen her do before. And she’s awesome. Every time I yelled ‘Cut!’ everyone was cackling.”

“An agent sent [the script] to me, and I read it, and I cried, cried laughing. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time, and a lot of it was at Aniston’s lines.”

“No, [no one else was attached yet when I signed on] – it’s just I know how good of a comedian she is, and that just seemed like an exciting possible opportunity, because it isn’t something I’ve seen her do, and I’d much rather see people do things new, fresh, and I’m just glad she got it ’cause it’s edgy. Some of the stuff she says is intense and great.”

“I just know that this was a role that was perfect for her.”

“I read the script in November and I was crying from laughing because it was so funny. It’s really rare that I even laugh out loud at a script, and it was so funny that I just had to do it. I went and talked to the studio and I said, ‘I really think the way to make this is with an ensemble of comedians. Then, when we approach people to play the bosses it should be people that you don’t traditionally associate with these roles in some way.’ So that is what lead to Colin [Farrell], Jaime [Foxx], and Jennifer.”

“It was [Colin Farrell, Jaime Foxx and Kevin Spacey first]. Simultaneously, we went out and asked them. They all started to commit and then Jennifer jumped on board. The dominoes were starting to fall and then she committed. Then, we were home free.”

“She’s a great actress. I think it’s not a role that I’ve seen her do before. But I think it’s in her wheelhouse and I think a lot of people are going to be excited to see her step into slightly different shoes, if you will. To be general.”

“What I love about the character is how masculine she is in her sexual appetite. As Jennifer and I discussed in rehearsals, Dr. Harris is a predator, like a lion. They don’t feel one way or another, they just have to feed. It was really important to find an actress who could play Julia with all the intensity and delicious naughtiness the role deserves, and I thought it would be even better if it was someone audiences wouldn’t expect. This is radically different from any role her fans have ever seen her in before and she just kills; you have to see it to believe it. It’s electrifying to hear her deliver this dialogue. She’s absolutely fearless and hilarious.”

“It was really important to me to find an actress who’d play Dr. Julia with all of the intensity and you know, delicious naughtiness that she deserved. And I thought it would be best if the actress that played it would be someone you’d never expect to do that. And I was friends with Aniston’s acting coach, Leigh Kilton-Smith and I brought the idea up to her. ‘Do you think she would ever go for this?’ And I sent her the script and I sent – and we’d also send it to Aniston’s manager and stuff, the script. They read it and they were cackling. Laughing, just as I had been. These incredible lines that she would get to say. And I think all of us were just drawn to the notion of, ‘Oh, my Gosh, what would it be like to see her say these things? Her of all people.’ I think that was exciting to everybody.”

James Gray said:

“The last time I went to dinner with Brad and Jennifer, most of the discussion boiled down to Freud and capitalism. And whether or not Freud was a misogynist. It’s not like we sit down to dinner and say, ‘Let’s talk about Freud… Recently we discussed the fact that if you call someone an idiot or stupid, it’s an inherently terrible thing.”

Matthew Greenfield (producer of The Good Girl) said:

“We wanted it to feel real and to create an unglamorous look with hair and makeup. We wanted it to be very different from the look, in Jennifer’s case, that people are used to.”

“Justine [Jennifer's character] is in almost every scene. There were no days off, no breaks.”

“She was playing a character who was very depressed and she was, you know, very internalizing that and kind of dealing with that.”

“She has an incredible ability to bring humor and warmth to even very serious scenes. And this movie is very much a drama in many aspects.”

Judy Greer said:

“All the roles that she’s played – I’ve always wanted to be her best friend. And the second I met her, she grabbed me and hugged me so tight.”

Blake Griffin (2011′s NBA Rookie of the Year) said:

“I think to me she seems – and I don’t know her at all so I could be way off – like a nice person. She seems like a down-to-earth person… a normal person. But she’s not really normal because she’s beautiful.”

Kathy Griffin said:

“I am so jealous of that GQ photo shoot! I want to put on a man’s tie and look 25. I loved it. I don’t understand the animosity toward Jennifer Aniston, I don’t know what she’s done to people, and it’s kind of startling to me because I didn’t know she had it in her to evoke such passion in people. This is the girl who was on Friends and she does movies now and then, but people are like out to get her now and I’m a little confused by that.”

“Look, I am always going to want to be Jennifer Aniston, maybe more than Jennifer Aniston wants to be Jennifer Aniston.”

“She’s [been with] every hot guy from Brad Pitt to John Mayer. She’s not tragic; she’s amazing.”

“I like my body now. For 47, it’s pretty darn good. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m never going to be Jennifer Aniston.”

John Grogan (author of Marley & Me) said:

“Watching Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston playing our lives and answering to our names, that was something I never imagined. That was beyond fantasy.”

“[My wife] didn’t think it was too shabby [to be portrayed by Jennifer].”

“[Jennifer and Owen] were surprisingly warm and down-to-earth. Wilson played soccer with my daughter, and it’s a memory she’ll have a long time.”

“Jennifer Aniston would be holding a dog on a leash, and the dog would just take off and drag her. Owen Wilson would be trying to deliver his lines, and a dog would jump up and give him a big wet kiss. I think the outtakes of the movie are going to be worth the price of admission.”

“[My wife] Jenny and I were fortunate to be able to spend several days on the movie set, both in Miami and Philadelphia, and we were thrilled to watch the sensitive, funny, and thoughtful way in which Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston portrayed us. I’m not sure I would have thought to pair them as John and Jenny, but as soon as I saw their on-camera chemistry, I knew that producer Gil Netter and director David Frankel had struck gold.”

“For my wife I always said, ‘Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Aniston — these are my two choices.’ But for who played me, I had no idea other than to say that Owen Wilson was the farthest person from my mind.”

“I always thought Jennifer Aniston would be able to nail Jenny. She captures the charming, girl-next-door, self-deprecating humour that first attracted me to my wife. She did a very believable job of playing a new mum – especially for someone who doesn’t have kids. Jenny is quite a character. She was flattered to be played by Aniston.”

“When [my kids, at this point teenagers] actually saw the film, they were fine. And the boys had their photos taken with their arms round Jennifer Aniston, so they had bragging rights for life.”

“Right from the start, one of the first actresses I thought of was Jennifer Aniston. She is so beautiful and really has that girl-next-door charm, and she’s funny and my wife is funny. I thought it would be a good fit and it was.”

“My wife, Jenny, is thrilled with being played by Jennifer Aniston and so am I. What’s not to like, right?”

“Jennifer Aniston is adorable and funny.”

Jake Gyllenhaal said:

“We definitely had our breakdown days. It was a challenge for her to play this role. We had our times when she was just like, ‘I f***ing suck, I can’t do this.’ And I’d have my days like, ‘I f***ing suck.’ But she’s a really hard worker and I really like her, honestly. We would get scolded by the director because we’d joke around, and he’d get pissed. He wanted a very serious set. I remember we were in bed one day, and Miguel Arteta screamed, ‘Stop joking around.’ And I thought, ‘This is Jennifer Aniston, motherf***er. You don’t yell at her.’”

“The most complicated thing about this movie is that the woman has the power, not the men. But because of the charisma that Jennifer brings to it, you love her somehow.”

“We had been making out for weeks in other scenes, and [the love scene in The Good Girl] was just some more hip grinding; some more kissing. Jennifer turned to me at one point and said, ‘That wasn’t so hard. I’ve faked it before.’”

“In our sex scenes I spent most of my time covering her breasts. [...] A tough, tough job.”

“Everyone falls in love with Jennifer.”

“Birthdays, celebrations, or anything, she always thinks of me. She calls or sends something. She’s so busy, and she seems to make time not just for me, but for everybody.”

Mikael Håfström said:

“She is all the time so chased by these people. Of course, on a [closed] set there’s no problem, but on the street it’s a different story. We had to come up with different tricks. Sometimes I felt sorry for her, because she doesn’t want this.”

Kathryn Hahn said:

“I am sure I have very deep feelings of love for Jennifer Aniston. My feelings are a little hurt because apparently I’m not alone in that feeling. We worked together on perhaps the best sex commune movie ever made: Wanderlust. And I have two little ditties to share from that experience. We shot in gorgeous Northwest Georgia. On the first week of shooting, one of our co-stars, the brilliant Kerri Kenney-Silver, was complaining of a fly problem in her trailer. The next day, Kerri shows up to a flyswatter taped on the door of her trailer with a note, ‘For the flies. Love, Jen’. So thoughtless is this woman! Without feeling, really. It’s not cool, Jen. The second story is of our last day of filming: Malin [Akerman], Jen and I are standing on the deck of our gorgeous commune home, that had been our home for the last two months, saying goodbye to this beautiful experience, and I look behind me and Ms. Jennifer Aniston was crying which of course, made us all cry. And I think what I was most moved about or moved by was [that] there was this woman at the pinnacle of her career who is still filled with such gratitude and love for the job that she’s able to have and with such an open spirit and open heart. I was – it’s miraculous. I feel with a lot of authority that if I had met this woman 20 years ago, I’d meet the same person which is saying a lot about her character. I think what I’m most inspired by this woman is that I think Jennifer Aniston has shown us that being wildly successful and insanely talented and so gifted and beautiful and gorgeous and ageless – which I hate her for – and being a decent, kind, normal human being don’t have to be mutually exclusive. She’s a national treasure and I’m sure I share this thought with all of you that I cannnot wait to walk all over [her], Jennifer Aniston, on Hollywood Blv. I love you [her] so much.”

“I am so impressed with Jennifer Aniston because it is – who I love so much – and who is so good and so real and so rooted and roots – she and Paul Rudd anchor this thing which it has to be otherwise we’re all so crazy. And yet she’s totally game. She is so game and is so able to be silly and she’s such an unbelievable listener on camera.”

“[Wanderlust] was like probably my most favorite movie making experience. It was incredible, but with Our Idiot Brother I came in on the tail end, but with Wanderlust we were all like a big old commune. We were all just like hams. It was like ‘Shut ‘em up!’ Epic scenes. We could go on forever.”

“It’s adorable. I am very happy for [Jen and Justin Theroux.]”

“She is so chill and she is so – she would hate to have anybody feel uncomfortable and get in the way of work.”

Kristin Hahn said:

“The agreement when we first started to work together was that the friendship would always be a priority. There have only been a few times where we’ve gotten emotional about something that we disagreed about, and then we talk it out.”

“It was hard to choose. All five scripts were written. We read all of them. We developed the scripts a little bit. But on the first reading, Jen and I were like, ‘They’re all good and really different.’ She was torn. But I think Mia’s journey, which really is just a fun roller coaster ride into the depths of darkness and the highs of love and getting a second chance at life. I think the layers of that were really appealing to her and I think she did a great job with that. I’ve seen it a hundred and something times and I still laugh and cry every time. I think she did a beautiful job capturing that. Our favorite films are movies like Terms of Endearment and Tootsie, the great dramedies that make you laugh and cry and think. She managed to pull that off in a short film which is hard to do.”

“She directed once before, a short, and she loved it. And so when the idea of directing one of these was brought up in our original meeting, she said, ‘I would love to do that.’ It’s a chance for someone like Jen to get to direct. She’s a really natural director. She’s very detail oriented and has enormous patience. She loves working with actors. Frankly, it’s fun for her to be on the other side of the camera and get to work with actors that she has admired for a long time, like Tony Shaloub, who she did a play with many, many years ago in New York and Patricia Clarkson who we were all big fans of. It was kind of like going to Disneyland for her.”

“Just the seed of doing an idea about the topic was suggested by the Susan G. Komen foundation. We really liked the challenge of taking this subject matter on in what we hoped was a fresh way – a new way. Our goal was to approach this topic in a way that acknowledges the gravity of it but still captures the way we, as humans, get through really hard times. So we were intrigued by the idea of taking it on and we said yes then we knew that this was the kind of thing that would take a village to get done because anthologies are not a popular format right now on television. So we brought on a couple of producers we really liked including Marta Kauffman who Jennifer Aniston had done Friends with as a supervising writer. With all hands on deck we figured out a way to get it done and then we found Lifetime and Sony. Each partner added more to it until we had momentum.”

“I like [Justin Theroux] very, very much. They have the same comedic sensibilities, and they’re both very affectionate people, so they speak the same language in the way they interact.”

“[Jen and Justin Theroux] really respect each other, because they were friends first. They were just friends working together [on Wanderlust], so they became each other’s admirers of each other’s craft, and it was just friendship, and now it’s evolved into something else. I think they admired each other’s craft first.”

“She hasn’t changed at all. She’s just having more fun.”

“I love seeing her happy. She always finds joy in her work. In her friendships, she’s the most committed, loving, generous friend. She’s one of those people who make you feel special all the time – and wanted and needed. She’s always full of joy, and friendship and work and play, so now, it’s fun to see the four corners of life. There’s another corner.”

“She’ll be an adoring mom. She’s very big on boundaries with kids, and respect. She would have boundaries, but the adoration would be big!”

“She loves the sun and moisture and heat. That’s her element! And she looks great in a bikini!”

“We’ve all been incredibly critical about men being worthy. All the men we dated had to go through an intense scrutiny process and I wouldn’t have wanted to be any of them. They would walk into a room, it would all fall silent and you could just feel the stare.”

“One of the things that people don’t realize about Jen is that she is a brilliant businesswoman. She’s a working girl! She is in her office every morning, figuring out her day and making it happen.”

“In our group of girlfriends, we always joke that she can cut hair better than anyone; she can mix a drink better than any bartender. I think producing and directing for her is going to be the same way. Wherever she points that wand, flowers grow.”

“She has always been an observer of hawk-like proportions. [She has] a deep understanding of the human condition.”

“Jen really loves babies. She’s a real softie for them.”

“I had a little apartment in Laurel Canyon about the size of a bathroom. And one night Jen came hopping down my stairs. I was taking something out of the oven, I turned round and there she was. She had that sweet glow about her. She just oozed love and she still does. We became instantly crazy about each other and spent every day together for the next few years.”

“Jen would come and hang out with me during the day, lie on my couch, and talk about how she was never going to work. I think the wonderful thing about Jen is that she didn’t become well known and then suddenly adopt another lot of friends who are fabulous. She’s kept the things she’s had since she was 19. Not just Andrea and I, but a bunch of us. And that’s why she can’t change, because we’d all know.”

“Eight of us shacked up in one hotel room in Santa Barbara for three days. Our friend Michael Sanville, a photographer, would always come up with ideas for crazy shoots, mostly based around some ploy to get us naked.”

“When the show hit, none of us saw a lot of Jen. For about a year and a half, she was so engulfed in the Beatles-like phenomenon that was Friends. There was definitely some jealousy on the part of the old friends. Here she was in a show called ‘Friends’ and we were her real ones. There was a period where we were hanging out, waiting for her to come out to the other side. And she did.”

“I think Jen’s happier than she’s ever been. She’s really finding ways of being in the world publicly and also finding ways to hide. That not to say it isn’t really painful when people say she’s anorexic, when I know, because I’m with her all the time – that she’s healthier now than she’s ever been. She’s got a great relationship with food. Stories about Jennifer being a bad role model for young girls… It’s a bummer that they had to happen but I think, for the most part, she’s been able to rise above it.”

“[On my wedding day, Jennifer] took a good hour and a half [doing my make-up], making killer Bloody Mary’s all the while. In the end, Jen had five minutes to get ready, she didn’t even care what she looked like. The music started and the only way for her and Andrea to get into the church was to come through the front and sneak past the altar.”

“Besides her colleagues from Friends, Jennifer doesn’t have famous friends. She pals around with people she’s known forever. Because they love her for who she is. It really is like a family. We have stuck together and there’s a continuity that is very comforting. We’re not the same characters as the ones on Friends, but there is that intense fraternity, and a deep love.”

“She finds joy and beauty in small things. She gets excited by a flower in her backyard. Most people let the gardener take care of that stuff. She is so grateful for what she’s experiencing; that’s why none of her friends resents her success. It’s so easy to get lazy when you have everything at your fingertips, but I think that’s why she and Brad hooked up. Each will make sure the other doesn’t get lazy when it comes to the important things that matter when you’re 80 and no one gives a crap. They challenge each other to have real intimacy, as opposed to getting away with what the world allows them to get away with.”

“They both are committed to retaining who they are as individuals, and to doing everything they can to fight against the current of what everyone wants them to do. I think every celebrity is asked to be larger than life – beyond human. You have to be perfect in all sorts of ways. What we ask is mythic. We need people to admire, and we don’t have a king and queen; we have royal couples, and Brad and Jen are a royal couple. But they are very graceful about it.”

Philip Baker Hall (co-star in Bruce Almighty) said:

“She was great, as unassuming and delightful off camera as she is on camera.”

John Hamburg (director of Along Came Polly) said:

“[In the dancing scene where Ben's character wins over Jen's character], he just slams into the thing and Jennifer’s got to react and that’s what I think makes her character so winning, in part in this wonderful reaction that she has to his routine and also Ben’s commitment to it. And here’s one of my favorite moments in the movie this slow motion where there’s nothing going on other then their faces. And Ben was showing pure joy. He’s just totally into it and Jennifer melts. And I think she pulls it off, and I think he does, too.”

“These kind of scenes are hard for actors because often the other actor isn’t on the phone. They just have to play it, generally, with me. So I’m sitting behind the monitors on the phone, trying to be Ben and she’s in the scene talking to Ben but listening to me. But they’re good. They don’t show you that that’s what they’re doing. I always was very happy with how they did that. It’s disturbing, though. You would never want to actually hear how I tried to do Jennifer’s character. It was embarrassing for everybody.”

“Shooting-wise, this scene was quite a pain because every take we had to vacuum up all the down and feathers. So it took a long time to do. But I think their energy is really good in this scene. A lot of this was improv. Ben and I and Jennifer worked out some things he should say.”

“This sex scene became much shorter due to the ratings board. So we went through a lot of variations of what he should say. And we ended up with this one, where he’s counting down. Suddenly, things change and it looks like he might be finished and he’s just got to count down. It was longer. We had other angles but we couldn’t put them in for ratings. It’s all leading up to this shot here where he shouts out ‘fifty.’ And then the audience is always kind of… [Polly says, 50? Yeah, 50! in the movie] That was Jennifer’s idea. I had always the scene on Ben’s ‘fifty’ and she had this idea that she would be into that. And I wasn’t sure. She did it and it was such a great moment. Certainly, in one of … in our preview process the audience almost cheered. But they did cheer when she yells out ‘fifty’ because people think, ‘Wow, this girl is so understanding.’ Men think, ‘I wish I could meet a girl like that, that if I make a mistake or something in bed, she just goes with it.’”

“These kind of scenes are always tricky. The actors are very vulnerable. But [Jen and Ben Stiller] were both really cool and comfortable with each other. Here comes the spank. What can I say about that? It was a set-up from earlier where Sandy says women like to be spanked. And the idea was this guy hasn’t been on a date in a long time, so he follows his friend’s advice, doesn’t really know what to do. It doesn’t backfire because she’s such a cool woman but it doesn’t quite work out the way he planned.”

“We didn’t want Jennifer to look just the same as she does on Friends or some other movie she’s been in. So we did a lot of work. Chris McMillan, who does her hair, did this brilliant thing with her hair. It’s very subtle, but it looks different. It’s not quite as washed. It maybe looks like she hasn’t washed it for a few days or… She’s got some extensions. It’s not so neat. Her makeup artist, Valli O’Reilly, did some amazing things. Jennifer’s eyes, for me, always pop in this movie. They’re very subtle but I think she did some darker shadings around her eyes. And it’s a different look, but in a subtle way. It’s really cool. That, combined with her wardrobe, created this very specific character. Jennifer is someone you see everyday on TV. So you really have to work against that, which she is so up for. She doesn’t wanna keep playing Rachel. I think she really succeeded at creating this unique character.”

“I really love their performances in this scene. I think they’re very natural and vulnerable. It’s not a big set-piece funny scene. It’s just a simple scene that sums up what I was trying to go for in the movie which is combining two tones. One is this big laugh-out-loud comedy, the second is a character comedy about these real people living in New York and just trying to make sense of their lives and make personal connection. And when you have really good actors, it certainly is helpful.”

“This is great because she shakes her head. I love when he says, ‘It might be different if you found the right person.’ She agrees, shaking her head, basically saying, ‘There’s no way.’”

“Jennifer spit that out each time. We had what we called ‘the eBay spit bucket’ for both of them because they had to eat so much ethnic food and didn’t want to swallow it. So they would take …, put it in their mouth and then some guy’d come with this spit bucket, and they’d spit it out. Maybe I shouldn’t reveal that, but that’s the glamour behind big-budget Hollywood movie-making.”

“This was shot on the Lower East Side of New York on Ludlow Street. We only did three days of filming in New York for the entire movie. But this was actually our first day of shooting of the entire movie. All of us were nervous because this was their (Jen and Ben) first scene together and you don’t know whether they’ll click and play off each other. We’d rehearsed a few days in L.A. Really just a day or two, not too much. But I thought they got into a really nice rhythm right away. This scene is supposed to be awkward with a lot of miscommunication and misunderstanding and I thought they played that really nicely. The key for Jennifer, I think, was when Reuben asks her out. You don’t want her to be a jerk about turning him down. But you just want to be like, ‘What’s going on? Why is she saying no. She seems like she liked me and we’re old friends.’ So there’s a bit of a mystery to her and I feel that she captured that.”

“I met with her and it just felt really right. I knew that she would have the ability to play the scenes opposite Ben and keep up with him in terms of comic ability and comic timing, but could also play the dramatic scenes. Jennifer brought so much to Polly, stuff that only she could create, and she is funny and sublime.”

“It’s a pretty big departure for her. She plays this wild woman who draws Ben Stiller out of his shell – someone who’s very loose, which is not the way Rachel is at all. I mean, I’m not asking Jennifer to wear a prosthetic nose or anything, but it’s very different, and she’s very conscious of that. I remember when she first came to the set, she said, ‘If you feel like I start doing a Rachel thing, just tell me, okay?’”

“I was trying to figure out who could play Polly and Jennifer came about for various reasons. I was always a big fan of Jennifer’s from Friends and some of the movies she had done during the course of that show. She was terrific in Office Space and just phenomenal in The Good Girl. I met with her and it just felt really right. I knew that she would have the ability to play the scenes opposite Ben and keep up with him in terms of comic ability and comic timing, but could also play the dramatic scenes. Jennifer brought so much to Polly, stuff that only she could create, and she is funny and sublime.”

“[She played] very grounded characters before and I thought it would be fun to see her play a role that was kind of very ungrounded and loose and free. She exceeded what I envisioned she’d bring to it.”

Chelsea Handler said:

“Jen and Justin [Theroux] came to my house for Thanksgiving with 18 of my staff members. And so what? I mean, Jennifer Aniston is one of the most down to earth, low-key people I know. She’s just a regular girl.”

“Of course [I go on double dates with her]. We just… you know, she’s a girl’s girl. Jen is just the warmest, sweetest person, you know. I just saw Jen last night. I mean, she’s just… you’re… when you’re around Jen, she’s kind of, like, she’s just a warm girl. It makes – it feels good to be around her. Do you know what I mean? And she’s very sweet and she’s gentle and she’s very caring and she has a memory like an elephant. She’ll remember someone she’s met, like, sixteen years ago. First name. Of like a waiter at a restaurant. She’s unbelievable like that.”

“She’s got a pretty amazing body. Yeah, she’s got a nice ass. I don’t think anyone would debate that. Well, she’s got a great body.”

“To this day, Jen and I haven’t even discussed what happened with Brad. It is not, like, on her radar.”

“People like Jen Aniston or Reese Witherspoon are not trying to get photographed. They honestly get followed. But people like the Kardashians? Or Denise Richards when she’s standing in her high-heels in a bikini at a pool? Like, really? Is that a candid shot that somebody got of you?”

“She is the best. She’s awesome. She’s so funny. You should see – you should see some of these e-mails I get from her. People don’t know this side. She’s worse than I am.”

“Jen ends up commiserating with the writers about how big my head has gotten. Then Jen says that they’re only friends with me so that I don’t talk about them on my show.”

“They’re all for it. We’re all really good friends and they’re totally into it. After we did the first episode with Reese she was like, ‘I have to come back next season,’ and when Jen saw Reese’s episode, she was like, ‘I want to do an episode too!’”

“I love having Jenny McCarthy on ’cause she’s a friend. I love having friends on [the show], like Mary McCormack. Jennifer Aniston is great. She’s on next week. I love Jennifer.”

“There’s nothing not to like about her. She’s very warm. She’s one of the nicest people.”

“The most ridiculous [story] would be me and Jennifer Aniston hosting boy parties, trying to pick up men. We don’t. We go over to her house, we hang out. It’s not much. There’s always a group of people.”

“We’re here to celebrate Jennifer, of course. America’s girl next door, as everybody calls her. I don’t know where everybody else grew up but nobody next looked like that. The people I grew up next to would look like Snooki and some others. They wouldn’t have a body like her, they didn’t have a personality like her and they weren’t nearly as funny as she was. So we can call her that and that’s a great example for all of us because she’s a wonderful girl and now she has a tattoo, so she’s even more accessable to everybody who never thought they could have a chance with her. She’s never been in a juvenile detention center, she’s never weighed over 200 pounds and those are the people that I’m familiar with in New Jersey and the girls next door. Her hair alone deserves a star but today she’s making those prints with her hands and her feet.”

“I’ve been fortunate enough to spend some quality time with Jennifer and I made the mistake of going on vacation with her and being photographed in a bikini next to her. And surely, after being compared to Kirstie Alley, pre-Dancing with the Stars… so I will only be going skiing with Jennifer from now on.”

“For all those of you who are aspiring to become a young actress or young performer, you now have footsteps you can actually follow in. So give a round of applause to Jennifer Aniston!”

“Jennifer said she saw the Kardashians at dinner last night. She was like, ‘They’re nice.’ And I said: ‘Don’t get photographed with the Kardashians!’ People will blame me for it!”

“She was sweet enough to take me on vacation with her. I was trying not to get photographed next to her in a bathing suit, for obvious reasons. So I did a lot of stuff on my own.”

“Jennifer Aniston makes my life. She sends me really funny e-mails. She’s hilarious and irreverent. And she makes me really laugh.”

“I love Mandy [Ingber] because she’s all about mind and body, it’s very sweet and Jennifer is a really good testament to that, so it’s nice to come and support it.”

“She’s not playing the victim! The press plays the victim for her. All the stories about her — ‘She’s so lonely.’ Please! She’s having the time of her life! She goes to Mexico every other weekend with her girlfriends, while Angelina [Jolie] and Brad [Pitt] shuffle their kids across country. Would you rather wake up with a margarita or eight children?”

Tom Hanks said:

“Life begins at 40. I don’t think Jennifer needs any advice from me. I think she is the most lovely woman on the planet. She always has been. Sometimes I think the media makes it out to be something else. But I think that’s the story they are trying to sell to some magazines. But she is a beautiful person and she always has been. And I wish her a happy birthday.”

Angie Harmon said:

“I’m in love with her. Everyone knows it, it’s fine. I’m sure she doesn’t mind me stalking her.”

Woody Harrelson said:

“It’s great to work with people who are comedy maestros. Jennifer’s one of the funniest people. She can just give a look that is devastatingly funny. Steve is really funny too. It’s just weird to call this work when it’s so much fun.”

“She’s a real comedy genius. But what people don’t know about Jennifer is how tough she is. All the talk in the press that might mess up someone else’s head just doesn’t get to her.”

“I was at this party in Malibu at Courteney Cox’s house, and it was so funny because I was freezing. I was barefoot. Now I won’t say how I came to be barefoot, but Jennifer Aniston was so nice. She was like, ‘You’re freezing! You must be so cold.’ She’s very maternal that way. And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m a bit cold.’ So she takes her boots off and then takes her socks and gives them to me. So these are my ‘Jen’ socks. And they’ve become kind of my lucky socks.”

Kali Hawk said:

“[I'm expecting] a lot of laughs, a lot of Paul Rudd craziness, a lot of Jennifer Aniston beautifulness, a lot of awesomeness [from Wanderlust].”

Katherine Heigl said:

“I was 20 pounds heavier and wanted to look like those girls with fantastically beautiful bodies like Jennifer Aniston or Jessica Alba, but I just couldn’t lose the weight. It’s only now that I realize how hard those girls work for their bodies, and what level of commitment they make to do that.”

“Jennifer Aniston was charming and moving [at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards].”

Stephen Herek (director of Rockstar) said:

“Jennifer is a very accomplished actress, and there are few people who possess her innate comic timing. She brings a special warmth and depth to the character of Emily, and I think audiences will really be able to feel for her as she takes off with Chris on his rags-to-riches journey.”

“What I wanted for this character was somebody who, no matter what the outside influences would be, they’d end up doing the right thing. With Jennifer, you feel like you know her. It’s just a matter of how hungry she is. I think she’ll go as far as she wants to go. She could be the female romantic lead in just about anything.”

Tim Herlihy (executive producer of Just Go With It) said:

“This is the first night Jen Aniston spoke to me. It was good. She did a little joke. Was nice.”

Jennifer Love Hewitt said:

“I just hope that Ross and Rachel get together.”

Paris Hilton said:

“Just got out of the movie Horrible Bosses. It was so hilarious, laughed the whole time. Jennifer Aniston looked so hot!”

“In fact, I would turn Brad [Pitt] down because I love Jennifer Aniston so much.”

Perez Hilton said:

“I had not talked about meeting Jennifer Aniston out of respect for her and respect for the situation. It was actually a very powerful moment, I think for both of us. I told her the answer I would always tell myself — at the time, I viewed her as a character. I think it was very cathartic for her and for me.”

“Wow, wow, wow. All I can say is wow. I found out about this Jennifer Aniston Ellen appearance last night and it took me several hours to process everything that was said. Now that I’ve had time to think about it, I wanted to talk about what was said and what happened when I met Jennifer Aniston about 5 months ago. I was leaving [a] meeting and I was going to my car in a garage, underground parking in Los Angeles. And she was also in a car. And this car was driving past me really slow ’cause you can’t go fast in the underground parking garage. Then all of a sudden, the car stops and I see this woman looking at me and I’m looking at the woman and this woman is looking at me and I’m looking at the woman. And then the window lowers and it’s Jennifer Aniston in the passenger seat and I just don’t know what to do. I’m just like, Oh my God. So she’s like, Hey you! Come here. So I go towards her and I am at a loss for words which is really rare for me. So I just say, like this, I never thought I would meet you. Which is true. I thought if anything, Jennifer Aniston and I might run into each other at a party sometime but would be kept far away and then she might try to come and say something to me but I would literally skip or start sprinting in the opposite direction. She asked me, Why do you call me Maniston? And she said it hurt her and it was mean. And I told her all the excuses that I kept telling myself and I would make myself feel better by saying things like, what I told her, Well, you’re just a character, it’s just entertainment, don’t take it seriously. We spoke about a lot of things – I don’t need to go into too much detail about what exactly we spoke about. But she also said that she could tell I was a nice person and that I was very bright. She just wanted to get to know more about me and speak to me as a real person and not a character. And I was doing the same with her in that moment. You know, I’m glad that she said something and I’m glad we had that conversation and I’m glad that since my change towards being a more positive and just a friendlier Perez – because that’s the energy I want to put out there – since that, I won’t be having to have many more conversations like the one I had with Jennifer Aniston. I am so pleased that Jennifer Aniston doesn’t harbor any ill will towards me. Not only that but Jennifer Aniston and Ellen DeGeneres had very encouraging things to say about my transformation as a public figure. I could not be happier. Hopefully, this story, this video, Jennifer’s appearance on Ellen which airs on Thursday can inspire some of you.”

Jessica Holmes (KTLA interviewer) said:

“Can I say this about Jennifer Aniston? One of the nicest celebrities. Celebrities don’t act like [Jen] to us. [They don't offer us doritos or compliment us like Jen did.] When we go into the room, they’re like, ‘What do you want and when are you done?’ She was so lovely and just like girl-next-door. She sat down, had jeans and a tank top on. I just pretended we were having doritos at her Malibu home.”

Nicole Holofcener (director of Friends with Money) said:

“She was completely professional, available and friendly.”

“I just felt she could be subtle and funny at the same time. [That's why I changed my mind and chose Jennifer instead of going for an older woman as I had originally planned.]”

“I think she related to her [character] in some ways. I imagine that she has friends like the character that she plays. Jennifer is so wealthy. What friend could ever have as much money as she has, and what’s that like? It must be really hard. And of course she knows what it’s like to be depressed, even if her personality is generally cheerful.”

“She had to blow her nose or something, and the makeup woman said, ‘Here’s a tissue,’ and she said, ‘No, if I hold a tissue they’re going to take a picture of me and print that I’m crying.’ And she wasn’t crying. She was fine. She was completely composed and professional and seemed OK. She might not have been a barrel of monkeys, but she still had a really good vibe.”

“Jennifer had seen Lovely and Amazing at a screening. Catherine [Keener] brought her to it. And (she) loved it and said, ‘I would love to be in a movie of yours one day.’ We knew each other slightly socially through Catherine. I had originally imagined somebody older for the part, but I don’t know, I kind of felt like she would be just right and if I could get her that would be amazing to do — especially something so different from what she’s done before. It was a challenge for me and a challenge for her. So I gave it to her and in the process Fran [McDormand] agreed to do (her role). The same way. [After everyone agreed] it was just waiting for Jen to decide, which she finally did, and (then) coordinating everybody’s schedule. That was very tricky.”

“It was amazing that it was only a couple of hours (of filming) when the stress level was just so high we all lost 10 pounds, you know. Just getting these shots with a handheld camera and (there were) so many paparazzi (trying to photograph Jen), I wasn’t prepared for that and was trying to get them out of her sight line, at least, or out of her face or out of the shot! And in that kind of situation where we couldn’t control the Farmers Market, we were shooting regular people and we amazingly pulled it off. We had to choose some angles based on people staring at the cameras, but it went really well. It was just a challenging morning for everybody.”

“Like any good actor, Jennifer just becomes this other person. Believe me, I didn’t forget. Obviously, celebrity doesn’t mean anything in terms of talent. But I saw The Good Girl when it came out and I really loved this movie. She was so good in it, and I feel like [director] Miguel Arteta was the first to take a chance with ‘Rachel Green’ – because that’s how we all knew Jennifer, from her Friends persona. Yes, she’d been in some other movies, but seeing her in The Good Girl especially helped me feel more confident that she could do this.”

“Of course I want the focus to be on the ensemble, and so does Jennifer. She doesn’t want to be singled out, but it’s inevitable. I just hope that people will realize that this is still very much the same world as my other movies. Jen slips right in.”

“At first I thought, ‘Oh God, she’s going to quit.’ But she was right there on time. There was paparazzi outside [the sets], but they didn’t know where we were all the time. She didn’t have that many exterior shots, and when she did, yeah, it was a pain in the butt. But we protected her… We would walk her [from her trailer to the set] with flags covering her, so that they couldn’t take her picture.”

“Catherine [Keener], Jennifer and I would sit on the couch [being interviewed by television reporters], and Catherine and I could see in the monitor that the close-up was on Jennifer. We’re not stupid. We were completely out of the frame… And [Aniston, Keener and McDormand] just did The Today Show. It seemed like it was all about the movie [when they taped it]. But when it aired, it was completely about Jennifer and Vince [Vaughn, her current boyfriend].”

“If [Friends with Money] is just regarded as the new Jennifer Aniston movie, that’s great. If it gets more people to see it, that’s great. As long as they make enough money so that I get to make another one, that’s all I care about.”

“I think people are led by their representation a lot. I know there were a lot of mixed feelings about Jennifer taking my movie. Some were really supportive, and some people in her camp were very against it, like, ‘You did your Good Girl!’ It’s so crazy; it’s about a role, it’s about a part. I do feel justified in that (Friends with Money being Jennifer’s first good movie since Friends). I feel the movie came out well, and Jen is great in it. So I do feel a little bit ‘I told you so’ to those naysayers.”

“Catherine [Keener] had actually brought Jennifer to a screening of Lovely & Amazing and Jennifer had said how much she loved it and would love to work with me one day. And I did not forget that.”

Josh Hopkins said:

“I would love to see [Jennifer come and guest-star on Cougar Town]. I would love to see those two actors of comedy together. [She and Courteney] are like comedy ninjas. And they’re good. To see them back together again, playing off one another would be amazing. Plus, she’s really pretty.

“I think there should be a fantasy sequence where I have a dream [about Jennifer] and they have to film it — I don’t even care if they use it [in the show].”

“[Jen and Courteney Cox Arquette] are both such iconic TV figures and actors. Any time I see them [together] … all the Friends stuff showers over [you] – and they act so well together. They are like best friends so [filming] was such a joy and I know they were having so much fun.”

Kevin Huvane (her agent) said:

“People who do comedy are always underrated because they make it look so easy, so it was exciting to see Jen challenge herself with a film like The Good Girl – which is pretty much like the antithesis of Friends – and get the sort of recognition she deserves. I don’t think there’s any limit to what she can do.”

Sarah Hyland (co-star in The Object of my Affection) said:

“Honestly I think [Justin Theroux] should [propose] privately. Jen played my mom in like the second movie I ever did [The Object Of My Affection] and she’s had so much public stuff happen to her with her love life especially that I think it should be private. She should enjoy it for herself. But it’s a good thing so maybe it should be public so that the more good love life publicity for her will be there. As long as she’s happy that’s all that matters.”

“I knew I would either go with a sexy Jennifer Aniston look or a sexy Angelina Jolie, but I chose this dress. I’m Team Aniston all the way.”

Nicholas Hytner (director of The Object Of My Affection) said:

“Her first instinct may be to put a very skilled, polished, funny twist on a line – and believe me, she can make anything funny. But she can equally, after moment’s thought, find a much more interesting, more truthful, much more touching way of playing a scene. She has access to those basic large emotional sub currents that people are looking for when they watch a movie. She really reveals herself. On the show, week after week, her job is to keep funny material constantly air bone. But when she spends more of her time with material that requires her to exercise other muscles, her really considerable gift as an actress will be more widely recognized.”

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