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‘Friends’ Alumni Jennifer Aniston Not ‘Interested In Living In A Green Screen’ When It Comes To Marvel Roles

We are living in very interesting times when it comes to feature films. Marvel films have dominated the box office for a few years now with films like Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War grossing about over $4.8 billion on their own. As of late most of us are well aware of legendary director Martin Scorsese’s comments about his feelings about Marvel films and that has caused an overblown reaction from many people all over social media as there are many people in the film industry who don’t care much for superhero films.

During an interview with Variety for her upcoming Apple TV Plus drama The Morning Show, Jennifer Aniston, where she plays a veteran anchor by the name of Alex Levy, whose famous male colleague named Mitch Kessler, played by Steve Carell, is fired over sexual misconduct allegations. During the interview, she was asked about her reasons for deciding to return to television after so many years. She talked about the rise of streaming services and their quality as a reason, but took a moment to also take a shot at Marvel films.

“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.’ 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.”

Aniston is best known for her role as Rachel Green on Friends, but is also known for starring in such films like Horrible Bosses, We’re The Millers and Along Came Polly. These are films that really didn’t need any CGI, while as we’ve seen with many Marvel Studios behind the scenes shots, there are a lot of green screens. So saying that she likes to do more practical effects films if any at all, in my opinion, is a valid reason. This lead to her comments about the types of films that she does enjoy as she commented about how much the film industry has changed over the years.

“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.'”

Of course, this leads to a lot people jumping on social media to both bash her and defend her position as well. Both Martin Scorsese and Jennifer Aniston gave their OPINION in films and are now being judged for being right or wrong. Although some may find this absurd, it’s OK for people not to like Marvel films. That is why there are many different film genres out there for people to pick and choose to enjoy. Some of these actors and creators only voice their opinions about Marvel because we keep on asking them about them. Let’s not be upset when they give us their honest answer.


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Source: Variety

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