Jennifer Aniston is taking a break from playing the neurotic, babbling, rom-com “It” girl to take on a new role: director.
Aniston will direct a short film about breast cancer for Lifetime TV, as part of their five-part anthology series, Project Five.
I can see it already:
SUBJECTS: What’s the problem?
ANISTON: Could you throw in some nervous chuckling or something?
SUBJECTS: This is a documentary about cancer.
ANISTON: Yeah. Try clearing your throat, but in a cute, girl-next-door kinda way.
The documentary will show how cancer has affected the lives of various people. Alicia Keys and Demi Moore will also be directing on the Lifetime project.
"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," Aniston said.
Aside from melanoma, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, and Aniston’s right, many of us have been either directly or indirectly affected by it.
Christina Applegate had a very public battle with breast cancer, and at VH1’s Do Something Awards, she told Hollyscoop: “This award is about them bringing some awareness to the causes that I care about, and that is woman with breast and ovarian cancer.
"I’m really happy that they are giving me an opportunity to talk about RightAction for women, which is my foundation to bring light to a disease that is not for old ladies anymore.”
Damn straight. So get those knockers checked, ladies!