Maybe Martin Scorcese’s Hiring: Jennifer Aniston Says That Marvel Is “Diminishing” The Movie Industry
Jennifer Aniston seems to be gunning for meaty, empowering roles wherein she can get roughly thrown into parking lots by a much smaller Joe Pesci. Like director Martin Scorcese, she’s publicly shitting on Marvel movies now. She’s going to regret this when Marvel makes an Asbestos Lady or Hellcow movie.
Aniston is starring in AppleTV+’s The Morning Show which is the channel’s first original series. In an interview in Variety’s “Women in Power” issue (via The Playlist), Aniston got into how there’s new opportunities for actors on streaming services, how Marvel is ruining Hollywood, and how much she misses Meg Ryan’s old face ruling at the cinema.
Aniston told Variety:
“It wasn’t until the last couple of years when these streaming services were just sort of exploding with this amount of quality that I actually started to think, ‘Wow, that’s better than what I just did,’” she said. And those goddamn superheroes are fucking everything up with their spider-powers and convoluted origins.
“And then you’re seeing what’s available out there and it’s just diminishing and diminishing in terms of, it’s big Marvel movies. Or things that I’m not just asked to do or really that interested in living in a green screen.”
Rachel Green longs for the kinder, simpler times when Meg Ryan was going to buy a Christmas tree with Billy Crystal and Tom Hanks was going to throw Meg into a volcano or whatever that movie was supposed to be about.
“It’s changed so much,” she said. “I think we would so love to have the era of Meg Ryan come back. I just think it would be nice to go into a movie theater, sit cozy. I think we should have a resurgence. Let’s get the ‘Terms of Endearment’ back out there. You know, ‘Heaven Can Wait,’ ‘Young Frankenstein,’ ‘Blazing Saddles,’ ‘Goodbye Girl.’”
And as for that long-threatened Friends movie, don’t hold your Central Perk t-shirted breath.
Aniston said that the reason there’s never going to be a “Friends” film is “because our producers wouldn’t want it, wouldn’t let us. Look, it’s not been without our desire to, because our fans have wanted it so much.”
Thank you, Friends producers. Aniston’s The Morning Show, which bears a storyline chillingly similar to the real-life Matt Lauer horror show, debuts on Nov. 1 and co-stars Reese Witherspoon. Aniston. Witherspoon. In a “comedy” based on Matt Lauer. I’d rather watch Guardians of the Galaxy Ch. 6: Groot Used For Kindling.