Jennifer Aniston went on Inside the Actor's Studio and dished to creepy host James Lipton that deciding to do The Break-Up was an easy one. First of all, The Break-Up is one of my favorite movies (Vince Vaughn is hilarious and Jen essentially plays Rachel) and I cannot turn it off whenever it's played on the USA network, which is always. Anyway, Jen told James that the producers of The Break-Up were nervous that Jen wouldn't want to sign on since, uh, you know, it might hit too close to home, since Brad kinda, well, you know, uh, broke up with her not a month or two earlier.
And what did our ever-cool Jen reply?
She was all, "Come on guys. Really? Let's do this thing. I'm Jen Freaking Aniston. I don't turn down things because my heart was broken on a national scale. I'm better than that." So that's paraphrasing, but I feel like that was what she conveyed in her interview, and I was loving it. I high-fived myself out of excitement and female solidarity.
She actually told Lipton that she chose to do the movie because:
It was a beautiful human story about a couple breaking up. I was slightly familiar on the topic and the issue. And I honestly felt like it was a great way to sort of exercise some of that.
Jen went on to say that her real-life split from Brad made it easier to do The Break-Up and that she really, really enjoyed the process.
You know, Jen may be on to something. I now not only want to dress like Jen but I want to, like, somehow get cast in a movie after a break-up so I can know what she means. Perhaps playing pretend after a real-life tragedy is a coping mechanism that's not yet that popular.
Maybe after break-ups or divorces, we should role play with our friends. You know, that doesn't sound like that bad of an idea. If it helped Jen get over what is arguably the worst break-up in recent celebrity history, could it help us?
What do you think?
WATCH Jen talk about The Break-Up and ... the break-up.
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