SheKnows recently got great dish from Horrible Bosses‘ Jennifer Aniston and it turns out, so did Inside the Actors Studio. The Friends alum sat down with James Lipton to reflect on her superstardom, looking all the way back to her breakout role in the movie Leprechaun.
Bravo welcomes Emmy Award winner Jennifer Aniston to talk shop on Inside the Actors Studio Monday, July 11 at 8 p.m. In the interview, Aniston reflects on her career, from her early days in the movie Leprechaun through her current run as one of the Horrible Bosses.
In the clip below, Aniston looks back to the show that put her and Friends Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer on the map in the ’90s. “It’s one of the greatest jobs I ever had,” she says. “It gave me everything. It gave me this ridiculously blessed life and career and it taught me so much. It’s the best time I ever had.”
That’s why walking away wasn’t easy. “That was just awful,” she recalls of their final day on set. “The last scene, we just wept. Cried our eyes out for the whole show. A couple of us stayed late and we crawled up to the roof of stage 24 and we drank champagne and just watched the sun rise. It was really wonderful.”
When Aniston shot the upcoming Inside the Actors Studio episode in June, celeb sites couldn’t help noting her escort was boyfriend Justin Theroux; but Aniston enjoyed doing this interview precisely because it’s not about that rumor mill, but her career.
Aniston’s resume touts a Lead Actress Emmy, five Emmy noms and four People’s Choice awards as America’s favorite television performer. She was in the big blockbusters Bruce Almighty, Office Space, The Breakup and Marley and Me and indies like The Good Girl, and made People‘s Most Beautiful People in the World and GQ‘s Woman of the Year.
While Aniston’s movies don’t always deliver stellar box office results, there’s no denying she’s a superstar, but “that can go like that!” she insists. “That’s why you have to appreciate it every single minute you are able to do what you love to do.”
Jennifer Aniston on INside The Actors Studio
Here’s a teaser of Aniston’s interview, but you’ll have to wait till Monday’s Inside the Actors Studio to hear what else she had to say for herself.