Jennifer Aniston gave an interview to a British magazine.....
"I really don't think I'd ever go back to television," she said, "and not just because I'm above it, but because I really don't think I could ever top that experience."
That might have been considered a save there at the end - after all, how could she possibly land a role better than that of Rachel Greene? Look how hard it was for Mary Tyler Moore to land a successsful series after her eponymous sitcom ended in 1977.
But she killed any goodwill with that "not JUST because I'm above it".
I'd call her a snob, but I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. Upturned noses could be the result of plastic surgery......
How often have we seen this happen in the past fifty years? And how often have we seen those same actors eventually come crawling back to the medium that spawned them?
Not everybody can count on Quentin Tarantino to come along and rescue their careers....
Right now on the cover of the latest "IN" magazine (a give-away you find in NYC hotels), one of the headlines promises why Julianna Margulies doesn't find it "a turn-on" to appear on TV anymore.
Of course, she's not about to turn up the chance to be on 'The Sopranos'.....
I'm surprised Aniston would make a crack like that. I would think her film career is currently on life support; that there's actually a death-watch for it now after such bombs as 'Rumor Has It', 'Friends With Money', and 'Derailed'. Those films which were hits at the box office - 'Bruce Almighty', 'Along Came Polly' (Or... was it?) - were due more to her male co-stars than for her participation.
She'd be better off sticking with those smaller films in which she made a decent impression - like 'Office Space', 'The Good Girl', and 'RockStar'.
Does she really think her new flick with Vince Vaughn is going to put her officially into the stratosphere as a movie star? She may not get a little man for her efforts at the next Academy Awards, but I hear she's getting a lotta little Vince, at least.......
You know what's going to happen? When her film career finally does crash and burn, she'll try to come back to TV and find that the public just doesn't care anymore. Matt LeBlanc couldn't do it and he never left in the first place as 'Joey'!
And then Jen will whine that the audience was showing resentment because she dared to take some time off to try her hand at movies.
"But we were on a break!"
Boo hoo hoo.