Jennifer Aniston on wanting the era of mid-budget films back

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Jennifer Aniston has been chatting about wanting the era of Meg Ryan movies back.

Appreciating that she’s attracted ire for her film choices in the past (and some pretty poisonous articles about them), I’ve found Jennifer Aniston’s mix of movie projects really quite interested. In fact, I think there’s a mix of entertaining stuff and risky fare in there. Not everything’s work out, but I don’t think that’s unique to her, yet she seemed to attract a disproportionate amount of backlash for it.

That said, she’s back on smaller screens next, in a drama for Apple TV+ by the name of The Morning Show. And whilst promoting that with Variety, she’s had some stuff it’s hard to disagree too much with on the state of modern cinema.

She said of her move back to TV that “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 with regards to cinema she argued by contrast “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”.

That’s been taken in some quarters as an attack on Marvel films, but again, I’m not sure I read it as that. Rather, she adds that movies have “changed so much”.

“I think we would so love to have the era of Meg Ryan come back”, she argued. “I just think it would be nice to go into a movie theatre, sit cosy. 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.”

The full interview with Aniston is worth a read, and you can find it here. Her next movie project is The Fixer, that’s now in post-production.

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