Jennifer Aniston is an American actress, film producer, and businesswoman. she began working as an actress at an early age with an uncredited role in the 1987 film Mac and Me.
Is Jennifer Aniston difficult to work with?
Some of the stars who play your favorite characters on-screen are notoriously difficult to work with when the cameras stop rolling. From Lindsay Lohan's reputation for tardiness to Mandy Patinkin's tendency to walk off sets, difficult behavior spans generations in Hollywood. Before Lea Michele, Teri Hatcher was rumored to have caused drama on set. Before Shia LaBeouf, Chevy Chase admitted that he's not the easiest person to work with.
Don't be fooled by all of the radiant smiles you see and fun interviews you read. Some actors just hide less-than-stellar reputations better than others. One example? Jennifer Aniston.
Sadly, there is more than one reason to believe that while the Friends alum may be one of America's sweethearts, she's definitely not a friend to everyone in Hollywood, and there are certainly some celebs who can't stand Aniston. We found evidence of why some people don't want to work with her, and though some of it deserves an eye roll at best, some of her behavior is downright shady.
Jennifer Aniston can be a snob on set
If you really want to know what kind of co-worker Jennifer Aniston is, ask Isla Fisher, Tim Robbins, or Will Forte. According to Radar Online, while on the set of the then-untitled movie Life Of Crime, Aniston could be described as many things, but not one of them is "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." Umm... odd, no?
Maybe she likes peace and quiet on her lunch break — can anyone blame her for that? But the source then went on to say that her 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. "Her behavior is a clear indicator to everyone that she's not approachable," the source concluded. "And it's just unnecessary. There's no reason why she has to act any better than anyone else on that movie set."
She's admitted to getting violent on set
Acting like a diva is off-putting but forgivable sometimes. Violence, on the other hand, is a completely different story. Surprisingly, Jennifer Aniston herself admitted that she's guilty of such behavior while at work. "I threw a chair at a director. It wasn't my proudest moment," the actress confessed to Elle in 2011.
Before you start raising eyebrows, it turns out, Aniston may have had a good reason. The Bruce Almighty starlet revealed that it was because the director was mistreating a script supervisor, and as she tells it, no one was hurt. "I missed, of course. I was like, 'You can't speak to people like that.' I can't tolerate it."
It seems like Aniston has a temper that she's hopefully learned to control. That being said, would you want to work with someone whose first instinct when they get mad is to pick up the nearest piece of furniture and throw it? Or, would you prefer a co-worker who can stop for a second, count to ten, and take a few deep breaths? Violence is never the answer, Jen. Everyone makes mistakes, but even in Hollywood stars are allowed a limited amount of those before they start building a reputation for being "difficult."
You better be a big star if you want to work with her
One former costar wouldn't hesitate to call Jennifer Aniston downright mean. Her love interest in 1997's Picture Perfect, Jay Mohr, told Elle in 2010 that he was once on the set of a movie where "the leading woman was unhappy with [his] 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 "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 said to actress Illeana Douglas, "Six guys they screen test. Six!" Allegedly, according to Mohr she then pointed at him and said, "The one f*cking guy I hate, that's the guy they hire, him!" Yeah, don't worry, we're cringing, too.
At least she's honest, right? That being said, Mohr had people on his side. He said that soon after Aniston arrived on set, director Glenn Gordon Caron entered and told Mohr he'd fought for him to get the part and was excited to have discovered a star.
Some of Jennifer Aniston's peers don't think she's talented
Some people don't want to work with Jennifer 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 (via Marie Claire UK). 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. "Okay, something will go wrong, like Jennifer Aniston will have one too many total flops, but she's still a member of that club, and she will still manage to ... like a star forming in the universe, things will swirl around her and it will suddenly solidify into another vital tasteless romcom." Ouch, that's more like going for the jugular.
Other stars have shared a similar sentiment. Late comedian Joan Rivers once told US Weekly that she was "so bored" with the actress, hilariously adding, "I would like to take Jennifer Aniston and put her hair over her f**ing face!" We're assuming she's not a fan of the iconic "Rachel" haircut the Friends starlet so famously brought into pop culture.
There are worse insults, sure, but perhaps not for someone whose job it is to entertain people. Aniston makes a living counting on the fact that millions of people think she's the opposite of boring.
jennifer aniston biography
- Jennifer Aniston has a net worth of $300 million.
- Jay Mohr has a net worth of $6 million.
- They worked together in the film Picture Perfect in 1997.
- We'll be seeing Jen and Brad together on September 17 at FTARH to raise funds for Penn's non-profit CORE.
The 50-year-old actor and radio host said in an interview some time ago that Picture Perfect was his worst working experience ever.
Does he blame Jennifer for this? They shared the screen in 1997 and the actor doesn't have a good memory about it.
He admitted he didn't have much experience at movies at the time and Jennifer was very popular back then with Friends.
She was also dating Tate Donovan, who auditioned for the role.
Production preferred Mohr instead so this might have been the real issue. The truth is this is the first time we hear Jen is difficult to work with.
Actually we've been talking about her these days for her colab in Sean Penn's fund-raising through Fast Times at Ridgemont High table read. The actor even said she was the first one to sign in to the project.
She is a charitable soul and remains friends with some old Friends .