Aniston has always been and will always be known best as Rachel Green from the incredibly popular TV sitcom Friends. Given that it’s the most popular sitcom of all times and continues to make millions of dollars a year in syndication and merchandise fees, that’s not really a bad legacy to have.
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Still, she’s always wanted to have an acting career outside of Friends, and she’s done pretty well, to be honest. She’s appeared in some pretty averagely funny films and is now about to start in the new Apple TV+ series The Morning Show alongside Reese Witherspoon. Her return to TV is a welcome one for many fans, and one Aniston said she felt somewhat obliged to make given the current state of cinema.
“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,'” she said.
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“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.”
While that’s fine that Aniston doesn’t want to take on big blockbuster roles, the fact that she dragged Marvel as being problematic to the movie industry didn’t go over well with Marvel fans who pointed out just how many terrible (and financially unsuccessful) films Aniston has actually been in.
I can accept Martin Scorsese criticising Marvel movies, but Jennifer Aniston saying they are “diminishing” cinema… Really, sis? With your movie record. Lol pic.twitter.com/cOBrdRtBAk
— Hanna Ines Flint (@HannaFlint) October 9, 2019
Jennifer Aniston who has starred in multiple Adam Sandler movies is now complaining about Marvel movies ruining Cinema. pic.twitter.com/XWxaAQAOiO
— JamakeComedy (@Jamake0602) October 9, 2019
I’ll take 30 Marvel movies over anything Jennifer Aniston is involved in. https://t.co/D7y9IMO3jW
— ✨Lawrence✨ (@NotoriousH_I_M_) October 9, 2019
Jennifer Aniston’s highest grossing movie is Bruce Almighty. I’d be mad at Marvel movies too lmao
— O’Rourke fan account [WMW] (@futuretwunk) October 9, 2019
Jennifer Aniston says Marvel movies are “diminishing” the movie experience, but the last movie I saw her in was a terrible Adam Sandler movie on Netflix so…. pic.twitter.com/knUl34Bqeu
— Valery Brennan (@ValeryBrennan) October 10, 2019
marvel movies: *exist*
jennifer aniston: pic.twitter.com/DGa8o9OZud
— em saw ariana ☁️ ⎊ (@starksbuteras) October 11, 2019
Of course, Aniston probably made the Marvel comment as an aside and didn’t actually mean anything by it. She may even enjoy Marvel movies! Either way, not everyone was mad at her for her comments and some even agreed.
Jennifer Aniston is always right
— King (@DCabellon) October 10, 2019
Never thought id lover her more https://t.co/qHd7m5gd3b
— Ralph (@RalphCamino) October 10, 2019
End of story? Don’t come for Marvel, Jennifer Aniston.