Jennifer Aniston has called her directorial debut a “challenge”. Probably because it’s hard to direct with a boyfriend attached to your hip.
Aniston collaborated with Demi Moore and Alicia Keys to direct five short films about breast cancer. Justin Theroux apparently spent a lot of time onset, and according to co-director Penelope Spheeris, the couple was “lovey-dovey”.
"She introduced [Justin] to me and I'm like, 'Who?'" Spheeris said. "Someone was like, 'That was her boyfriend!'"
Which was pretty much the general public’s reaction to Justin Theroux as well.
Jennifer’s project, Five, focuses on the story of five different women and their personal struggles with breast cancer. It premiered in Soho on Monday night. Aniston didn't bring Theroux along for the red carpet march, and I know what you’re thinking: Awww sh-t, Angelina got to him already?!. But don’t have a heart attack, he was at the after party.
On the red carpet, Aniston was asked what she loves most about her life right now.
“Everything!” she said.
See what happens when you stop making cheesy romcoms? Aniston said that even though directing was hard, she enjoyed herself.
“There’s not one thing I didn’t love about it,” Jennifer said.
During the after party, Aniston mingled with fans and Theroux then brought her a drink. Awesome boyfriend. Just because he brought her booze? Yep.
“It was like a dream come true, honestly, and such an important piece that we all were invested in,” Aniston said about the project. “It was like working with, not only our best friends, but they’re also incredible producers, and all of us coming together. We just can’t believe that we’re actually here. It’s amazing.”
Aniston and Theroux recently moved into a place in the Hollywood Hills, but she’s been spending most of her time in New York City, which is her temporary home.
“It’s literally like a month or two, just bits and pieces here. LA is really where work is. But I just had to have a little place to lay my head.”
I’m sure her idea of a “little place” isn’t exactly the typical NYC mouse-infested 200 square foot studio, but that’s nice.
So can we expect more directorial projects from the former actress?
“Sure hope so,” Jen said. “That’s the plan. I’m not sure what or when or where, but yes.”
And what did Jen have to say about Brad Pitt’s now infamous comments to Parade magazine?
“Oh, lord, it’s not even worth discussing on a night like this.”