Insider: Watch Out, Angelina — Jen Aniston Is A Natural At Directing! Exclusive

Mon, April 18, 2011 1:13pm EST by 14 Comments

Insiders tell us Jennifer Aniston’s Lifetime directing project was a massive success making Hollywood wonder if she’s planning to leave the limelight behind!

Since her days on Friends, Jennifer Aniston has gotten more attention for her life off-screen than her succession of film projects that turned out to be box office flops. Since losing Brad Pitt to Angelina Jolie, Jennifer has had to work harder than most Hollywood stars to prove her relevance and value in the dog-eat-dog entertainment industry — and insiders on her latest directorial project tell us she’s doing just that!

Now, Jennifer can hold her head high. Working with Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and filmmaker Patty Jenkins, sources tell Jennifer’s directing debut in Project Five, a series of five short films focused on the effects of breast cancer in people’s lives for the Lifetime network, was a massive success.

“She is done with the project, it only took a week,” our source says. “It was painless and they were really short days. She was in a zone to make everything work out, and it apparently met expectations.”

Stepping behind the camera for the first time, crew members said there was nothing but encouragement and support for Jennifer, who put 110% into her role as a director.

“She was considered a natural. But she also surrounded herself with a great crew that helped her out,” our source raves. “The actors and actresses really went all out knowing that this was her first time, and they have major respect for her. It was incident free, but a success none the less.”

In a recent statement, Jennifer talked about her hopes for Project Five.

“Our hope with Project Five is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research and prevention. Otherwise, our goals are small,” Jennifer said. “We want these films to move people and empower those affected by breast cancer to stand tall through this challenge, which impacts ALL of our lives, no matter who we are.”

While Jennifer’s love life is often the hot topic of celebrity gossip, the Project Five set was kept strictly professional with no mention of her rumored romance with The Hangover 2 star Bradley Cooper.

“Bradley Cooper was not on set or mentioned or referred to,” our source says.

Do you think Jennifer should stick to work behind the camera or star in more films? Sound off below!

Aimee Curran, with reporting by Russ Weakland

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Posted at 5:40 PM on June 1, 2011  


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Posted at 5:39 PM on June 1, 2011  

The best place she should working on in T.V

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Posted at 5:37 PM on June 1, 2011  

No talent on acting also no talent on directing

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Posted at 2:20 PM on April 19, 2011  

She is directing a Lifetime movie. Lifetime…aka TV aka d-list central. Nothing to be proud of, not like she is doing a major motion picture.
Although she is being generous so movie watchers will not be forced to watch her puffy and plain face on the big screen.

Seriously what has she been pumping into that manly face of hers. It is unnaturally bloated looking.

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Posted at 10:18 PM on April 18, 2011  

jens an OKAY actress. she should just go back to making tv series shes better suit for that than being a movie actress shes horrible and half the time it aint funny girl! and how is jen natural at directing, when i either havent heard any of the movies she’s directing and how its not even shown on tv. and when it is shown on tv ill be the judge who’s natural at directing a movie.

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Posted at 7:29 PM on April 18, 2011  

How can it be a success when it hasn’t been shown on TV yet?

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Posted at 7:04 PM on April 18, 2011  

Wow Bonnie and Guest you really need to climb out of Jennifer’s butt for 5 minutes. She co-directed a short film before. The film won an award at a very minor film festival that nobody has heard of. Considering this film didn’t even take a week to film, it’s a huge leap to say that she’s an amazing director.

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Posted at 5:43 PM on June 1, 2011  

She got money. she can hire people to help her. I think she just co-director

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Posted at 4:38 PM on April 18, 2011  

Glad to see Jen is finally getting the credit and respect she deserves, it has been long overdue. You go Girl!!!

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Posted at 2:01 PM on April 18, 2011  


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Posted at 1:59 PM on April 18, 2011  

This is NOT her directorial debut. She directed a short in 2006. You slipping.

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Posted at 2:12 PM on April 18, 2011  

Not only that, her previous short (and directorial debut), won the jury prize at a film festival. Not one word of this so-called report from Hollywoodlife is true.

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Posted at 3:30 AM on April 22, 2011  

SHE co-directed it. That means she only did half of that 5 minute movie. HARDLY a genius, yet.

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Posted at 7:56 PM on May 10, 2011  

you sure can tell the jelous angelina fans. lol…… she will never compare to her hot body and natual good looks. i seen aj with no make-up OMG!!!!! dead girl walkin….yeah she does need surgery if she wants to compete the natual elite…….. just keep pounding on the make-up cant hide things forever……oh and eat a few cheeseburgers what r u 88 pounds????? and no im not fat nor ugly……im very well made and was very blessed just speaking fact. aj is OLD looking and old news so what will she do to try and get attention next???? she cant handle NOT BEING THE HEADLINE! I feel for those un-stable kids. I pray God to watch over them for the aj fans uh-NAH not jelous just sick of her two faced lying cheating contradicting self. karma will catch up so i love to lay back and see what happens. Jen would make a GREAT STEP MOM…….I’D LOVE TO SEE THAT ON THE HEADLINES HER HOLDING THE KIDS. btw Jen had a miscarriage with brad (2) so for those whom say she would not give him kids dont be a fool……just an excuse for him to cheat but not his fault voodooooo queen made sure she sunk her claws into him to TRY to takes Jens glory. she is slowly getting whats coming…..karma karma

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