Come on, guys, let’s put this one behind us, just like Jennifer has.
It’s been nearly 10 years since the marriage of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston ended, but some just don’t seem able to put all that Team Jen/Team Angie drama behind them. And this week, the internet was given a reason to try and reignite old fires once again, when both Aniston and Jolie appeared at the same awards ceremony.
Amazingly the two actresses had not been in the same room together since the 2009 Oscars, and many were quick to try and make a cheap headline out of the occasion, with some claiming the two were kept on opposite sides of the ballroom.
But speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Aniston said she thought talk of their decade-long reported rivalry was “slowly coming to an end.”
“It’s just tiresome and old,” the actress said. “It’s like an old leather shoe. Let’s buy a new pair of shiny shoes.”
Aniston then even praised Jolie for her work directing Unbroken. “That movie is so beautiful and wonderful and she did such a gorgeous job. I think that it’s time people stop with that petty BS and just start celebrating great work and stop with the petty kind of silliness.”
Of course, Jen’s ex Brad Pitt is now married to Jolie and Jennifer is happily engaged to actor Justin Theroux. But past and present relationships aside, right now Jennifer and Angelina do actually have something in common.
Both actresses found themselves ‘snubbed’ by the Academy on Thursday when this year’s Oscar nominations were revealed. Jolie missed out on a Best Director nod for Unbroken, while Aniston missed out on a Best Actress nomination for her role in Cake.
Speaking to the Huffington Post Aniston said, “I was amazed at how many messages of ‘Shocked!’ ‘Fuck ‘em!’ and ‘Robbed!’ I got.”
“I found it quite endearing and flattering that I had so many people rooting for me. It was almost just as good to be number one snubbed than to be nominated,” the actress added.
As the ‘Friends’ alum received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Critic’s Choice nominations, it is even more of a surprise that she failed to be included in the Oscar Best Actress category. The nominated actresses were Marion Cotillard, Rosamund Pike, Felicity Jones, Reese Witherspoon and Julianne Moore.
But instead of letting the snub affect her, Aniston was thrilled that the low-budget indie drama received “an embarrassment of wonderful riches (for) a movie that hasn’t even been released and is teensy tiny.”
“This is all just kind of cherries on top of something that was really special to us,” she added. “So we’re really excited.”
Aniston also revealed two of the nominated actresses reached out to her to show their support. “Reese Witherspoon sent me such a sweet email, as did Julianne Moore,” she said. “They are all amazing women, but you know, we’re all rooting for each other and it doesn’t take away the work that was done. So it’s really, really nice.”
Cake – in which Aniston plays Clare Simmons, a woman who suffers from chronic pain after a car accident – hits theatres on January 23rd.
So back to ending the feud, ya hear that, Anyi and Yemie, oh ye #TeamJen members… Can we call a truce already? *extending handshake* 😀