Jennifer Aniston: Cake Oscar buzz is “humbling” and “very flattering”

The former Friend, who plays sex-crazed dentist Dr Julia in Horrible Bosses 2, talks about the Academy Award hype around her new film

Jennifer Aniston might be most well known for starring in romantic films and light-hearted comedies, as well as for playing Rachel Green in long-running sitcom Friends (anyone remember that one?), but the 45-year-old actress could be poised for a new level of recognition if her film Cake is nominated at next year’s Oscars ceremony. 

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Aniston stars in Cake as a car crash survivor struggling with chronic pain and a drug addiction. The role sees the normally glamorous star become almost recognisable – and although the film is yet to be released in cinemas, it’s already surrounded by Oscar buzz. Buzz, which Aniston says is “very humbling… [and] flattering.”

“You can’t help but listen to it,” Aniston said at last night’s Horrible Bosses 2 premiere in Leicester Square. “It’s very humbling, it’s very flattering.”

“It makes you jitter from the inside out. It’s a lot of things but mainly I’m just happy that people are receiving the film. That makes me very happy – we’re very proud of it.”

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Horrible Bosses 2 is in UK cinemas 28th November