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The novel features less of Jennifer than the film, but does capture her “going in for the kill” several times. It focuses heavily on following her soon-to-be victims and provides information on their personalities not elaborated on in the film so that readers can better conclude whether the boys deserved to be murdered. The novel consists of four chapters, with a prologue and an epilogue, with art provided for each by different artists. Each one follows a different boy and what is happening in his life just before Jennifer kills him.On creating the story, Spears stated, “The best part for me as a writer was to show some events from the movie from a different point of view, sort of like Rashomon for you Kurosawa fans. And with comics we can get into the character’s [sic] heads in a way that works well in comics and novels more so than in film.” He stated, “… I was using the medium to change what we really know about these characters and twist around what we see in the movies. All the academics aside, it’s also very funny and gore splattered.”

Jennifer’s Body is the follow-up to writer and producer Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman’s collaboration efforts on Juno. In October 2007, Fox Atomic pre-emptively purchased the rights to Cody’s script with Megan Fox to star. Peter Rice, who at the time oversaw Fox Searchlight and Fox Atomic, brought in the project as Fox Searchlight had previously distributed Cody’s film Juno. Mason Novick and Reitman’s producing partner Dan Dubiecki signed as producers in November 2007 with plans to produce the film under Hard C, which is housed at Fox Searchlight. Reitman commented, “We want to make unusual films, and anything that turns a genre on its ear interests Dan and I.” Karyn Kusama took over as director in January 2008. Kusama said she signed on to the project because of the script. “I was blessed to read this script at a moment where the producers were meeting with directors and it just knocked me out. It was just so original, so imaginative”, she stated. “That’s what it is about this script and the world is that it feels like a fairy tale gone psycho and I think that’s what most fairy tales actually started as.” Additionally, Cody, Reitman and Kusama knew the film would be R rated because of the language.
Since childhood, Needy has been best friends with Jennifer Check, a popular cheerleader, despite the two having little in common, and Jennifer often mistreats and dominates Needy, who is too in awe of her to stand up for herself. One night, Jennifer takes Needy to a local dive bar to attend a concert by indie rock band Low Shoulder. A fire engulfs the bar, killing several people. Jennifer, in shock from the fire, leaves with the band even though Needy tells her not to. Later that evening, she appears in Needy’s kitchen, covered in blood, and attempts to eat a rotisserie chicken. She immediately vomits a trail of black fluid and almost bites Needy’s neck, but retreats and leaves.Michael Sragow of Baltimore Sun described the only “perfect aspect” of Jennifer’s Body as being its title. “No one is going to like this movie for its brain”, he said. Claudia Puig of USA Today stated of the film, “Jennifer’s Body is not as hot as you hope it would be”. Where others praised the film’s dialogue, MSNBC’s Alonso Duralde called the writing lazy and “[w]orse still, all of Cody’s trademark pop-culture–infused dialogue stands out as artificial and precious”. Jennifer’s Body, he said, wants “so badly” to be a Heathers-esque dark comedy, “but its shortcomings makes you appreciate why that earlier film was so great”. Ty Burr of The Boston Globe also said the film wants to be like Heathers, and reminded him “a lot” of Heathers but the only scene in the film that “actually feels dangerous” is when the possessed Jennifer initiates a long and passionate kiss with Needy, which the film “very, very nervously backs away from” and that “Jennifer’s Body falls into the dispiriting category of dumb movies made by smart people, in this case a glibly clever writer and a talented director who think a few wisecracks are enough to subvert the teen horror genre”.

Despite other R-rated horror films having centered around teenagers, some such as Scream having been successful, Bock said the second reason Jennifer’s Body under-performed at the box office is the R-rating, which he described as a “killer” for the film. He said the film is set in high school and “sounds like the perfect package for teens” but that “the R rating banned many teens from the theaters” and the studio was left with “an R-rated film marketed to whom, exactly?” Nicole Sperling of Entertainment Weekly felt that it was a slow and disappointing weekend for the box office in general; 3D animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was steep competition, and with low box office performances by the Matt Damon film The Informant! and Jennifer Aniston film Love Happens, she concluded that this may support “the current hypothesis floating around Hollywood, that movie stars no longer matter” and that it takes more than a name to open a film. S.T. VanAirsdale of Movieline echoed Sperling’s sentiment about the weekend, as “some of the stinkiest high-profile openings in recent memory”. He concluded five reasons for Jennifer’s Body’s underperformance at the box office. The first, he said, is the distributor. “20th Century Fox’s genre wing, Fox Atomic, had Jennifer’s Body in the can by the time the mother ship shut it down last spring”, he said. “Instead of offloading the film to Fox Searchlight, which nimbly maneuvered Diablo Cody’s previous brainchild Juno to awards-season lucre in 2007, a decision was somehow reached to fill a gap in Big Fox’s early fall slate with a gory” and “post-feminist horror romp starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried”. VanAirsdale classified this as a “[b]ig mistake” and that “[y]ou’d have to go back to The Devil Wears Prada to find an example of a Fox release that worked without a genuine male lead; you’d probably have to go back to Aliens to find a genre example of such that they pulled off successfully.” He named the second reason as the marketing, stating that the film was not well-marketed (whether by billboards, transit posters, lobby standees, or other promotional venues), even in New York City.
Director Kusama said it had a classic feel. Fox agreed, “Yeah, and it projects whatever that material was. I’m not sure. It was pretty intense. I think it was worse for [Seyfried] because she’s the one that got puked on. I was the one doing the puking.”

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According to the screenwriter, Diablo Cody, the film was marketed “all wrong”. She had argued with executives who wanted “to market this to boys who like Megan Fox. That’s who’s going to see it. And I was like. No! This is a movie for girls too! That audience, they did not attempt to reach.”

Box-office analysts and critics debated the film’s underperformance. Analyst Jeff Bock, of Exhibitor Relations, reasoned the film underperformed at the box office due to two reasons; the first, he said, is the genre. Bock stated that Americans get horror and comedy, but with the idea “of those two things together in one place, people suddenly get very dumb”. “The horror-comedy genre is the toughest sell in Hollywood”, he said. He noted films Tremors, Slither, Shaun of the Dead, Eight Legged Freaks and The Evil Dead series, and said that while many of those are considered critical and business successes, “none of them have brought in the megabucks that a simple horror or comedy can.” In addition, he labeled the Scream franchise as more “straight-up horror” than comedy and stated Zombieland’s box office performance would determine the horror-comedy genre’s current viability.In late 2007, Fox Atomic had plans to film Jennifer’s Body before a possible writer’s strike. When the Writers Guild of America strike began, shooting was then moved to March 7, 2008, in Burnaby, British Columbia, specifically at Robert Burnaby Park near Cariboo Hill Secondary School. Some of the scenes, particularly those situated in a school setting, were filmed in local Vancouver-area schools such as Vancouver Technical Secondary School, Langley Secondary School and University Hill Secondary School. The waterfalls scene was filmed at Cascade Falls in Cascade Falls Regional Park in British Columbia.

Cody said she wanted the film to speak to female empowerment and explore the complex relationships between best friends. “(Director) Karyn Kusama and I are both outspoken feminists”, she said. “We wanted to subvert the classic horror model of women being terrorized. I want to write roles that service women. I want to tell stories from a female perspective. I want to create good parts for actresses where they’re not just accessories to men.” Addressing “the male-dominated” horror genre, Cody said “a key reason for writing the film was to bring to the screen a new way of expressing the intensity of female bonds” and that the adolescent female friendships she experienced were unparalleled in their intensity. She wanted to show the “almost horrific” aspect of such devotion and its relation to parasitism.
Film critic Roger Ebert enjoyed the film, dubbing it a “Twilight for boys” and saying “as a movie about a flesh-eating cheerleader, it’s better than it has to be.” Ebert said that within Cody there is “the soul of an artist, and her screenplay brings to this material a certain edge, a kind of gleeful relish, that’s uncompromising. This isn’t your assembly-line teen horror thriller”. Additionally, he complimented Fox as “[coming] through” in her portrayal and “play[ing] the role straight”. He gave the film three out of four stars. Rick Groen of The Globe and Mail gave the film three out of four stars. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone stated it is “Hot! Hot! Hot!” and that “Director Karyn Kusama is torn between duty to female empowerment and slasher convention”. He credited Fox’s portrayal as showing “a comic flair” that Transformers “never investigated”. Tom Charity of CNN said “[the] last time a horror flick tried for a distinctly female point of view the result was Twilight, which was more of a wan gothic romance than a chiller” and “Fox makes a convincing vixen, callously picking up victims whenever her luster begins to fade. It’s not hard to imagine she can have anyone who takes her fancy”. Charity credited the dialogue as “bitingly smart, funny teen-speak … along with sharp pop culture references”.

For the “vomit scene” where Jennifer has just arrived at Needy’s house after being murdered and inhabited by a demon, Fox said the liquid she was given to spit out “was actually … chocolate syrup initially”. “We did a few takes where I would just do this scream and sort of puke Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Scratch the Hershey’s because I don’t want to endorse that or anything”, she stated. “And then, special effects did a rig that clamps onto my ear and you revisit it in the pool scene …” Fox said it “clips on. It goes around the back of my ear and then I bite down on it on the side of my face, like this, and it projectiles. It’s a tube …”
The nickname “Needy” was given to Seyfried’s character to underline the essentially condescending dynamic in Jennifer and Needy’s high school relationship, as Needy often admires Jennifer and feels she needs her. Cody said “Jennifer is a product of a culture that pressures girls to be skinny, beautiful and just like movie stars” and that she “hopes the film inspires girls to take life into their own hands and do with it, what they want”. “If I had gone to this movie as a teenage girl, I would’ve come out of it feeling totally inspired”, she stated. “I would’ve wanted to write, I would’ve wanted to create and I would’ve felt like I watched something that was speaking to me.” Working with Cody again following their collaborative efforts on Juno, Jason Reitman stated he and his producers “want to make unusual films”. Cody said she wanted the film to speak to female empowerment and explore the complex relationships between best friends. As a tie-in to the film, Boom! Studios produced a Jennifer’s Body graphic novel, released in August 2009. During testing, Nordby and the special effects teams realized that getting Fox in and out of the appliance used to create Jennifer’s murderous jaw would be too time-consuming. To remedy this, they hired a photo double. “[E]very day (for about 10 days) she would sit in a chair with this full appliance on her and we would shoot this jaw, and then all [Fox] would have to do is the dentures”, stated Nordby. He said that “when it came time to shoot any of these jaw moments, [Fox] would act out in rehearsal how she was going to attack her victim and [they would] fine tune that blocking so it was relatively locked”. The camera accompanied them in the same way, as “it would roll and she would put her dentures in, and they would really distort her face” in a way that would produce a satisfying and nice side effect. Additionally, the team would have Fox wear contact lenses and go through exactly the same motions as normal Jennifer. “But then I would shoot all the key poses that existed in whatever moves the digital double was doing, so that we had as much of that appliance in that lighting condition that we could get”, said Nordby. “KNB also created a hairless but high detailed head of the stage five Jennifer that had an articulating jaw.”Fox said that while filming her highly anticipated kissing scene with Seyfried that Seyfried was “extremely uncomfortable” but that she herself was not. “I feel much safer with girls, so I felt more comfortable kissing [Seyfried] than kissing any of the other people that I had to kiss”, she said. Seyfried’s uneasiness in the scene caused “giggling fits” between takes. Seyfried said that neither of them wanted to do the kiss because they felt it was just for promotional purposes. She agreed with Fox that she was uneasy about acting out the scene. “It was my first time doing a real kissing scene with a woman”, she stated. “It is just weird. It is a woman. With a woman’s smell—soft and floraly—and maybe the pheromones are different. Something about it felt uncomfortable for me.”

Giving a partially negative review of the film was Joshua Rothkopf of Time Out New York, who said the “movie has a centerfold sheen to it—and some lesbianic soft-core flirtation to match—as its plot dives deeply into Twilight-esque heavy-melo meltdown in the last act” and that “Cody throws one too many losses at Needy; the screenwriter loses her satiric way about halfway through. But for a while, this has real fangs”. Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post said, “There’s a certain kooky, kinky fun to be had with Jenni
fer’s Body” but that “[a]dmittedly, this is the stuff of lurid adolescent distraction, not great cinema” and “is strictly a niche item but provides a goofy, campy bookend to Drag Me to Hell (2009) on the B-movie shelf. Watch it, forget it, move on”. San Francisco Chronicle’s Peter Hartlaub stated, “Enjoy the film for its witty dialogue and fun performances, but know that there isn’t a single good scare. An episode of Murder, She Wrote has more thrills.” Hartlaub felt the film is not bad, is “almost always pleasing” and that Fox “proves that she has some [acting] range” but “the chances that it will be somebody else’s pop culture reference 27 years from now are slim to none”. Joe Neumaier of New York Daily News said, “Fox merely needs to look either vacant or evil, which the Transformers boy-toy does spookily well” but “[w]ords and story are still the lifeblood of a movie, and Jennifer’s Body is filled like a Twinkie with half-fleshed-out ideas”. Disagreeing with Fox’s performance, Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips called Fox “a pretty bad actress” who “doesn’t seem to get Cody’s sense of humor. At all”. He reasoned the “movie’s partially redeemed by Seyfried, who makes her character more than a repository for audience sympathy” and “her make-out scene with Fox is handled with more suspense and care than anything else in the movie”.
I remember cracking open my father’s laser disk of Nightmare on Elm Street and having the coolest movie moments of my childhood and I can’t imagine having that experience with any other genre. I can’t imagine dangerously opening a broad comedy in the middle of the night hoping I wouldn’t get caught. I have an idea there’s a kid out there who will be secretly opening up a Blu-ray of Jennifer’s Body and I think it’s pretty exciting to all of us.For more practical special effects on the set as opposed to CG, Kusama said it “was a choice that we all sort of made organically”. She said they appreciate “those kind of effects in older movies and [questions] sometimes how much more effective it is to use a ton of CG” and that they “always started with a practical effect and then moved forward from there to lay a groundwork of something that’s actually physically, materially there”. They found this to be more enjoyable.

MPC additionally worked on the disappearing waterfall that serves as Jennifer’s grave when she is killed at the beginning of the film. They transformed the mysterious waterfall into a whirlpool. “We came up with an approach that we thought would work because we had a lot of confidence in our water sims”, stated Nordby. “The waterfall appears both as a day and night shot, so we had to integrate with the water. And the night shots play a pivotal role in the film, and we do a huge crane over.” They could not lock it to a pan or to a tilt and filming the shots was difficult due to the actual base of the waterfall being out of reach. Nordby said, “I eventually lowered down a shot—a ton of reference of the area because I knew we’d have to do some digi-matte work to recreate the basin that the whirlpool ends up in.” They soon realized that there was an insufficient amount of churning and foam to read as real as the location. The CG Supervisor, Pete Dionne, presented a different idea. “He grabbed chunks of that river and tialing it so that it had a nice stretch of birds’ eye point of view of the water that existed on the location in the lighting situation we were trying to match”, stated Nordby. “And then he projected that onto a whirlpool of animated sprites and had similar enough texture to the actual water that existed there, but pulled control into lighting it and could add depth mainly to the center of it.” Dealing with “very shallow” water, the team had to take extra care when filming the scenes.
Jennifer’s Body premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2009, and was theatrically released in the United States and Canada on September 18, 2009. The film had a lackluster performance at the box office, grossing $31.6 million against a budget of $16 million and received mixed reviews from critics, with its dialogue, emotional resonance and performances being praised, while the narrative and uneven tone were criticized. In the wake of the #MeToo Movement, it has been described as a feminist cult classic.In February 2008, a cease and desist was given to a writer at after they posted an advance script review for the film. The Latino Review also posted an advance review. At the time received their cease and desist order, questions were raised why Latino Review’s largely positive script review was allowed to stay posted while CC2K was being forced by Fox Searchlight to remove their mainly negative coverage. Although Latino Review was later asked to remove their review, numerous other websites and blogs published their own critiques of the script.

Assigned to direct the film, Kusama said, “I think also a lot of horror is about femaleness – whether it’s Carrie or Rosemary’s Baby.” She said she feels “like there’s a lot of fear of the female or kind of celebration of it in some weird way and something about this movie managed to take the fear and the sense that it’s the female that ultimately survives and sort of marry that in a really interesting way”.

Nordby said most of the attention was devoted to Jennifer’s face and that “very quickly in combination” with special effects and makeup, MPC thought up a five-station system for what Jennifer goes through. Nordby stated:
Angry and heartbroken, Needy breaks into Jennifer’s bedroom. The two fight and Jennifer bites Needy’s neck in the struggle. Needy rips Jennifer’s half of their best friend necklace off her neck. Jennifer stops fighting back and Needy stabs her in the heart with a utility knife, killing her and destroying the demon. Jennifer’s mother enters and finds Needy on top of her dead daughter’s body. Needy is brought to an asylum. She now manifests some of Jennifer’s supernatural powers due to the bite. She escapes the mental facility and hitchhikes a ride, telling the driver she is following a band.Needy goes to the school library’s occult section and determines that Jennifer is a succubus who must feed on flesh and can only be killed while she is hungry and weak. Needy tells Chip about Jennifer. He does not believe her, so she breaks up with him in order to protect him. Chip is intercepted by Jennifer on the way to the school dance and lies to him, saying that Needy had been cheating on him with Colin. She takes him to an abandoned pool and begins feeding on him. Needy arrives and Chip impales Jennifer through the stomach with a pool skimmer. Jennifer escapes and Chip dies.

In a 2022 essay on its status as a classic queer and bisexual film, Carmen Maria Machado wrote that Jennifer’s Body speaks to “what it means to experience parallel sexualities with your best friend as you punch through the last vestiges of childhood.” Machado rejects accusations that the film is guilty of queerbaiting, considering it instead an effective depiction of the “central body of water that is bisexuality” which many queer people spend at least some of their life in.
Stage one is beautiful Jennifer and then two and three were strictly makeup where her eyes become more recessed and she would start to look plain like the rest of us. And stage four was some custom dentures that KNB made for her, and then visual effects in stage four was mainly facial warping and recessing her eyes some more and having a pinning effect to her irises and a variety of other musculature deforms, just bringing her cheek bones down more. And stage five was the full on, as crazy as it gets, which you don’t really see until near the end. box-office analyst and President Paul Dergarabedian said “the poor numbers don’t mean Fox can’t open a movie.” “It may be a matter of just choosing the right projects for her”, he told Associated Press. “She’s trying to find a world beyond Transformers, and she will. She’s young and has a lot of promise.” VanAirsdale cited the release date and screening as the third and fourth reasons; he said there was confusion about what day the film was going to debut in theaters, and that Toronto is “a nation removed from the audience where the film’s actual momentum had been accruing for at least a month” and that “this rarely works for early fall releases; not because news doesn’t travel, obviously, but because it peels away a layer of accessibility that accompanies New York and L.A. bows.” The final reason, he attributed to the critics, believing that the fusion of horror and teen comedy confused some of them. He mentioned Ty Burr’s review in particular, and stated that the film could perhaps have used more horror and been funnier, but that the film is “ultimately a movie about two teenage girls’ misadventures in victimization” and that “[t]he jokes are virtually incidental to the friction imposed on women who happen to be two sides of the same coin. Who’s the monster, and who made the monster? Sorry if you wanted Heathers with demons, fellas. Equipment’s cheap these days; perhaps make your own?”The ending sequence of the film itself features a song, “Violet”, from the album Live Through This by Hole. This same album also features a song entitled “Jennifer’s Body.” In total, the film features 22 songs, most of which are included on the soundtrack.

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The next morning at school, Jennifer appears fine and dismisses Needy’s concerns, appearing apathetic to the fire tragedy. She seduces the school’s football captain and disembowels him. Meanwhile, Low Shoulder gains popularity due to their falsely rumored heroism during the fire, and offer to make a charity appearance at the school’s spring formal.The producers decided to have the film open with the statement “Hell is a teenage girl” to reflect the “horrors” of puberty and that “the hellish emotions felt during high school often reappear as teenage girls mature into young women”. Cody stated: A month later, Jennifer appears sick and listless. She accepts a date with school alternative/emo Colin, whom she brutally kills. While Needy and her boyfriend Chip have sex, Needy senses something dreadful has happened. She leaves in a panic and almost runs over Jennifer, who is drenched in blood. Jennifer visits Needy at home, and the two kiss. Jennifer explains that Low Shoulder had taken her into the woods after the bar fire and offered her as a virgin sacrifice to Satan in exchange for fame and fortune. Although the sacrifice was a success, Jennifer was not actually a virgin, so she became permanently possessed. She became hungry and Ahmet, a foreign exchange student, who was thought to have died in the fire, was her first victim. She had intended to eat Needy as well, but left because she could not bring herself to hurt her best friend. When she has eaten, she can withstand virtually any injury without pain, healing instantly. Obviously we knew people were going to totally sensationalize it. They’re beautiful girls, the scene is hot—I’m not afraid to say that. There is a sexual energy between the girls which is kind of authentic, because I know when I was a teen-aged girl, the friendships that I had with other girls were almost romantic, they were so intense. I wanted to sleep at my friend’s house every night, I wanted to wear her clothes, we would talk on the phone until our ears ached. I wanted to capture that heightened feeling you get as an adolescent that you don’t really feel as a grownup. (laughs) You like [your] friends when you’re a grownup, but you don’t need to sleep in the same bed with them and talk to them on the phone until 5 a.m. every night.Erik Nordby of KNB (known for his work on The Haunting in Connecticut, which also features co-star Kyle Gallner) stated, “We immediately went into pitch mode in January and spent a solid two weeks trying to not only bid the script but also collect as much reference material and stuff for the first client get together.” He said the director and producers wanted an “old-school, hands-off, lo-fi approach to the visual effects” so that the horror elements would not overpower the storyline. Based on the script, MPC similarly came to the same conclusion and “provided a clear direction” for Nordby and his team. “At that point when we met with them, they had already met with KNB, who had already done up a stylized still of what, at the time, they were calling ‘Evil Jennifer,'” he said. “There was a lot of info yet to come, but based on the script, Jennifer goes from very beautiful Megan Fox to a very ghoulish, succubus creature whose jaw distends half-way down her face.” Nordby said the look was eventually toned down at the wishes of MPC. From there, KNB “produced some tests, grabbing a bunch of stills from [Fox] and [did their] work to indicate how that balance could exist between special effects and visual effects and still maintain a level of subtlety” and that “[MPC] responded really well”. Spears stated that while writing the stories, the film was still being made and he had not seen any of it at the time. He mainly learned about the characters through the script. “I got to read the screenplay. It was kinda crazy writing characters that were being changed on set and in the editing process. I had to bob and weave to keep up but that was all part of the fun”, he said. Mary Pols of Time magazine called the film entertaining and reasoned “[t]here is a lot of intelligent camp here, and some sharply observed characterizations” and Cody and Kusama’s “depiction of the ways in which women like Needy are willing to compromise themselves to indulge an ultimately less secure friend is spot-on”. Dana Stevens of Slate praised the film for being “luscious and powerful, sexy and scary, maddening at times, but impossible to stop watching” and a “wicked black comedy with unexpected emotional resonance, one of the most purely pleasurable movies of the year so far”. Elle’s Karen Durbin said the film not only puts “a fresh spin on female-centric pop genres but also own[s] them outright” and is “rich with first-rate performances”. Jennifer’s Body is a 2009 American horror comedy film written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama. Starring Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, J. K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris, and Adam Brody, the film follows a demonically possessed high school student who kills her male classmates and devours their flesh in order to survive, with her childhood friend striving to end her killing spree. Music was incorporated as an essential part of the film; there are “very specific bands” placed in band posters in some parts, such as in the selection of the band poster on the walls of the bar. Kusama said “[t]he music was a huge component of the movie” and this is first evident with “the songs that we see and hear performed, but then, just the vibe of the movie actually”. She said, “As the movie progresses, it becomes a pretty clearly music-oriented movie. It’s sort of a youth movie. Some of those bands were totally made up and some of them are not.”As a tie-in to the film, Boom! Studios produced a Jennifer’s Body graphic novel. The graphic novel expands on the film’s universe and Jennifer’s murders of the boys. It was written by Black Metal’s Rick Spears, with the first nine pages illustrated by Jim Mahfood (Clerks). Two covers, in Fox’s likeness, were designed; one for the direct market by Eric Jones (available only in comic specialty stores), and the other by Frank Cho for the mass market focusing more on “hellish Jennifer stories” with art by Mahfood, Hack/Slash’s Tim Seely, DMZ’s Nikki Cook, and Popgun’s Ming Doyle. The novel was released in August 2009.Cody crafted the story to follow a night that ends in a tragic fire, after which Jennifer is kidnapped and set up as a sacrifice which goes awry. Jennifer, now possessed by a demon and subsequently altered into a succubus, sets out on a bloody rampage in which she devours boys, and it is up to Needy to stop her. In sort of a reversal aspect of how puberty changes a girl’s life, Jennifer must consume the blood of others once a month or she becomes weak and plain-looking. “It’s a meek shall inherit the Earth sort of thing. I think it’s always really satisfying and cathartic to see a character that was previously bullied become super human”, said Cody. Cody said the script is not a reflection of any part of her own life, but that she is more like character Needy. “I would say I was more of a Needy than a Jennifer. I was never an Alpha female, and I’ve never gotten off with bullying other people”, she said. “If I had to choose, I was definitely the one being shoved, not the one shoving.”

Before we started shooting, it involved the full appliance attached to [Fox’s] face and then her real jaw would be greened essentially inside of her mouth and then the appliance would drop below her real jaw and then visual effects essentially owned everything in her mouth and everything outside would’ve been a special effects appliance. And then there would’ve been a lot of clean up as well because of the way it attached to her face.Anita “Needy” Lesnicki, once an insecure and studious teenager living in the small town of Devil’s Kettle, Minnesota, is now a violent mental inmate who narrates the story as a flashback while in solitary confinement.During the film’s fire scene, Cody appears as a character in the barroom. “To me, I am afraid of fire and fire technics and all that stuff which is why I don’t know why I asked to be in the bar scene because I’ve never exploded before”, she said. She had asked to be set on fire. “That was me trying to conquer a fear. By the way, they would not allow me to do a full burn for insurance purposes, even though I argued that Burt Reynolds had done it once”, stated Cody. “But apparently he got really hurt, so they would not let me. To me, there’s nothing more horrifying than being stuck in a claustrophobic space as it is burning down so, to me, it was more like tapping into a personal fear. That’s not tough.”

In 2018, Constance Grady reported in Vox that a new critical consensus was forming that appreciated the film as a “forgotten feminist classic”. She stated that after the Me Too movement highlighted routine sexual harassment and misconduct in the media industry, the film’s story of “a group of powerful men sacrificing a girl’s body on the altar of their own professional advancement” became “uncomfortably familiar.” This, according to Grady, allowed viewers to see the film, rather than as a sex fantasy, as a revenge fantasy as Jennifer uses her abused body against her attackers.
The film’s soundtrack was released by Fueled by Ramen on August 25, 2009, and featured previously released music by various indie rock and alternative rock bands such as White Lies, Florence + The Machine, Silversun Pickups and Black Kids. It also features pop punk band All Time Low and electropop singer Little Boots. In addition, the album features new songs from pop rock artists such as Cobra Starship and Panic! at the Disco and Paramore’s lead singer Hayley Williams. The first single from the soundtrack is “New Perspective” by Panic! at the Disco.

What happened to Jennifer Wilson?
Wilson’s personal belongings, vehicle and dog were left behind. Wilson worked as an exotic dancer in the past. Wilson’s body has not been recovered, however, authorities believe that she may have been the victim of a homicide and was declared legally dead in June 2013. This case remains unsolved. Cached
There’s the scene where Jennifer’s sitting alone smearing makeup on her face. I always thought that was such a sad image. She’s so vulnerable. I don’t know any woman who hasn’t had a moment sitting in front of the mirror and thinking, ‘Help me, I want to be somebody else.’ What makes it extra affecting is that [Megan Fox] is stunning.The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 46% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 212 reviews, and an average rating of 5.20/10. The website’s critical consensus states, “Jennifer’s Body features occasionally clever dialogue but the horror/comic premise fails to be either funny or scary enough to satisfy.” At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating to reviews from mainstream critics, the film holds a score of 47 out of 100 based on 29 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “C-” on an A+ to F scale. The Miami Herald’s Rene Rodriguez likened the film’s “[effective exploitation] of the genre as a metaphor for adolescent angst, female sexuality and the strange, sometimes corrosive bonds between girls who claim to be best friends” to Brian De Palma’s 1976 film Carrie. She applauded the film for being fearless when delving into the subject of teen sex and for reversing the notion that only “bad girls have sex when they’re 16 [and the] good ones—those who, like Needy, do their homework and are responsible—never slide past first base”. Nick Pinkerton of Sci Fi Weekly called Fox and Seyfried’s lesbian kissing scene “the best close-up girl-girl liplock” since Cruel Intentions (1999), and A. O. Scott of The New York Times concluded “the movie deserves—and is likely to win—a devoted cult following, despite its flaws” and that “[these flaws] are mitigated by a sensibility that mixes playful pop-culture ingenuity with a healthy shot of feminist anger”. Though the film is part comedy, Cody initially intended for it to be a “very dark, very brooding” traditional slasher film. Close to “a third of the way into the process” she felt that she was incapable of doing so because “the humor just kept sneaking in”. She stated, “I have a macabre sense of humor. A lot of the things in the movie that are horrifying are funny to me.” Feeling that “comedy films and horror films are kind of similar” due to being films where you can significantly gauge intense audience reactions, Cody stated, “They’re laughing, they’re screaming, it’s not a passive experience. So, I actually think comedy and horror are kind of similar in that way.”Addressing her decision to have Jennifer and Needy be romantically intimate at one point during the film, which takes place in the form of a long and passionate kissing scene, Cody said she did not write the scene to score publicity. Speaking of the scene’s media hype, she said that “if the two protagonists of the film were a guy and a girl and in a particularly tense moment, they shared a kiss, no one would say it was gratuitous” but “the fact that they’re women means it’s some kind of stunt”. The scene was “intended to be something profound and meaningful” to her and Kusama. She further stated:

Nordby spent a significant amount of time shooting “the articulating jaw” scene because they had “ultimate control over how the light was hitting the head”. He said, “This so-called jaw shot became a pivotal point, because for four months of the post, the filmmakers thought the film was getting too scary so MPC pulled back on the jaw and then they thought it wasn’t scary enough.” Because of this, “they pushed back and this jaw went back and forth quite a bit to help navigate where they wanted the tone on any given day”. These different poses helped the two teams perfect the jaw scenes. “From a marketing point of view, from all the test screenings they did”, said Nordby, “there was a lot of work figuring out how to make this a scary film as well as a funny film.” Since the team was on a small budget, they “relied more on skilled artists to think through shots rather than a brute force approach”.
The teams wanted to “maintain some sort of the Megan Fox allure” but said that it was “incredibly difficult because as soon as [they] warped her face in any direction, the shine kind of came off it”. To combat this, they ended up focusing on anything below her nose, where they had the freedom to make things “as horrific as [they] needed to” and then above her nose, “[they] could manipulate it somewhat with warps and color correction in her eye sockets. So even at her worst, she had some of that sexiness throughout”.The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 29, 2009, in the United States and Canada. In Australia, the DVD and Blu-ray was released on May 18, 2010. The film opened at #11 at the DVD sales chart, making $1.6 million in the first week off 104,000 DVD units. There is a rated and an unrated version of the film, with the unrated version running about five minutes longer than the theatrical version. The UK Blu-ray lacks most of the extras found on the locked US release.

Cody stated that when writing the script, she was “simultaneously trying to pay tribute to some of the conventions that we’ve already seen in horror, yet, at the same time, kind of turn them on their ear”. One of her influences from the 1980s horror genre was the film The Lost Boys. She wanted to “honor that, and at the same time, [she] had never really seen this particular subgenre done with girls and [she] tried to do a little of both”. Despite this, she said she had noticed that “the last survivor standing in the typical horror film is a woman” and that because of this she feels “horror has always had kind of a feminist angle to it in a weird way and, at the same time, it’s kind of delightfully exploitative”. Jennifer’s Body could play on both of these aspects.
Handling the film’s special effects were KNB EFX GROUP and Moving Picture Company (MPC). For Jennifer’s demonic form, the creators used different techniques. “I actually wasn’t in [the makeup chair] that much because they created an entire head. They did a live cast of me from the shoulders up. They created me and then put the teeth in”, stated Fox. “To save my face, they had a photo double that would come in and do most of the crazy monster makeup – they would do that on her. So it would go from me, then in post-production it would somehow go to her and the fake head. They would mix them all together.”Though the film was expected to pull in a significant number of the late teenage/young adult audience, particularly males aged 17 and older, and though Cody hoped for a large female turnout, it earned a “disappointing” $2.8 million on its opening Friday and $6.8 million its opening weekend at the North American box office; the film placed #5, while 3D animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs placed #1 with $30.1 million. Produced for $16 million, Jennifer’s Body did manage to attract the sizable female audience Cody wanted; 51% were female, with 70% of patrons under age 25. The film had been expected to benefit somewhat from its heavily marketed lesbian kissing scene between Fox and Seyfried, which, in addition to Fox being in the film, was thought to entice and successfully attract male viewers. Critic Jim Vejvoda at IGN stated that such a scene is not as shocking as it was in past decades and cannot be expected to significantly pull in an audience. The film grossed $16,204,793 domestically and $15,351,268 in international sales, for a worldwide total of $31,556,061.

Why did they sacrifice Jennifer?
Jennifer explains that Low Shoulder had taken her into the woods after the bar fire and offered her as a virgin sacrifice to Satan in exchange for fame and fortune. Although the sacrifice was a success, Jennifer was not actually a virgin, so she became permanently possessed.
Jennifer Wilson was last seen on September 1, 2002 in Derby, Kansas. She had a fight with her roommate at the club where she worked and the argument continued after they arrived home. Wilson’s roommate left the residence and when she returned, Wilson was gone. Wilson’s personal belongings, vehicle and dog were left behind. Wilson worked as an exotic dancer in the past. Wilson’s body has not been recovered, however, authorities believe that she may have been the victim of a homicide and was declared legally dead in June 2013. This case remains unsolved.Wilson began her film career in The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan (1953), while still at RADA, from which she graduated in 1952. One of her earliest television roles was Kate Nickleby in the 1957 BBC Television adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby. She played Detective Sergeant Helen Webb in the first series of ITV’s Special Branch (1969) and, in probably her best known role, Jennifer Hammond in the 1970s series The Brothers. In 1965, she appeared in Bill Naughton’s Spring and Port Wine at the Mermaid Theatre, London in the part of Florence. Jennifer Wenda Wilson (25 April 1932 – 29 March 2022) was an English actress. Beginning her on-screen acting career in the 1950s, she played Kate Nickleby in a BBC dramatisation of Nicholas Nickleby in 1957. Wilson’s last acting roles were as Mrs. Bradbury in Coronation Street in 2014 and as Nancy Milne in three episodes of the BBC lunchtime soap Doctors between 2014 and 2015. Claudia Grace Wells (born July 5, 1966) is an American actress and businesswoman, best known for her role as Jennifer Parker in the 1985 film Back to the Future.After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Wells put her career on hold for family reasons, and told the studio she would be unavailable to reprise her Back to the Future role for the two sequels. Actress Elisabeth Shue replaced her.Wells played Jennifer Parker, Marty McFly’s girlfriend, in the 1985 film Back to the Future. She almost did not end up in the first film of the successful franchise. According to Wells, she had been cast, but a pilot she had done for ABC had been picked up, and she was contractually forced to drop out of Back to the Future. During that time, Eric Stoltz had been shooting for five weeks in the role of Marty McFly. Melora Hardin was slated for the role of Jennifer though she never actually filmed any scenes. The producers halted filming and replaced Stoltz with Michael J. Fox. By then, Wells’s pilot had been finished and she was recast as Jennifer, now shooting alongside Fox, having never filmed a frame with Stoltz.

The same year, Wells had the opportunity to reprise her role from Back to the Future 26 years after her last appearance in the series. She provided the voice of Jennifer Parker for Back to the Future: The Game. Wells announced that her next project would be a horror film titled Room & Board.
She started acting with appearances in TV shows. When she was 15, she became a born-again Christian at the urging of Dean Jones on the set of Herbie, the Love Bug.That same year (1985), Wells co-starred in Stop the Madness, an anti-drug music video sponsored by the Reagan administration, featuring several famous musicians, actors and athletes. The following year, she appeared in the TV movie Babies Having Babies, and the short-lived series Fast Times, a TV adaptation of the 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Wells played Linda Barrett, portrayed by Phoebe Cates in the film). Following Fast Times, she did not appear again on-screen until the 1996 independent film, Still Waters Burn (released on DVD February 12, 2008).

Wells was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but her family moved to San Francisco when she was seven weeks old. She went to Marin Country Day School and French-American Bilingual School. Her father, a parasitologist, and sister, Jennifer, still live in San Francisco, but Wells moved to Los Angeles at the age of 14, later graduating from Beverly Hills High School. Wells also has a brother.
Before filming, the cast had to take part in eight weeks of military training to get in character, where it’s reported Swayze method acted as the tough leader.Before he passed away in 2009, Swayze also spoke about their partnership, saying: “One thing that worked beautifully was that it really was a teaching situation.”

Why did Jennifer divorce her husband?
The popular sitcom actress was once married to Hollywood star Brad Pitt and the two were together for 7 years, of which they spent 5 years being married. However, rumours of her being cheated on or focussing too much on her career came about, soon after which the couple parted ways.
“But you either do or you don’t. It’s a weird thing. It doesn’t have to do with whether you like someone or not. It’s just you either have it or you don’t.”The director previously said there was some tension because Swayze was a trained dancer and would become easily frustrated while trying to teach Grey how to do the steps.

Is Jennifer from Friends married?
She has been married twice: first to actor Brad Pitt, to whom she was married for five years, and later to actor Justin Theroux, whom she married in 2015 and separated from in 2017.
Grey has previously credited Swayze for helping her take on the tricky dance moves, saying: “He was really strong and he was very protective and his heart was very much in it.

Aniston appeared in the comedy Wanderlust (2012) with Paul Rudd, with whom she acted in The Object of My Affection and also Friends, as a married couple who join a commune after losing their money and deciding modern life is not for them. The script for Wanderlust, bought by Universal Pictures, was produced by Judd Apatow. Wanderlust received positive reviews but was a box office failure, grossing only $21 million worldwide, against a production budget of $35 million. Aniston starred as a struggling stripper who agrees to pose as a wife for a drug deal, with Jason Sudeikis, in We’re the Millers (2013). The film received mixed reviews from critics, but was a financial success, grossing $269 million against a budget of $37 million.
Since 2007, she has worked in a publicity campaign for the drink SmartWater; on March 7, 2011, she released a YouTube video for SmartWater, Jennifer Aniston Goes Viral, which tripled online interest in the product within 24 hours of its release. In 2012, Aniston co-founded hair care brand Living Proof and also became its spokeswoman. She left when the company was sold to Unilever in 2016. In January 2013, she became the new spokeswoman of Aveeno Skincare. She replaced Daniella van Graas as Aveeno’s spokesmodel and became its new “face”. Reportedly, Aniston is paid “eight figures” for her endorsement. She became the new face of Emirates airline in 2015, which was reportedly a success. For pharmaceutical company Shire, she appeared in a 2016 campaign raising awareness about chronic dry eye.

Aniston began a relationship with actor, director, and screenwriter Justin Theroux in May 2011. The following January, they purchased a home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles for roughly $22 million. They became engaged on August 10, 2012 and were married on August 5, 2015, at their estate. They separated at the end of 2017.
Aniston appeared as the former wife of a bounty hunter (Gerard Butler) in the romantic comedy action film The Bounty Hunter (2010). The film was panned by critics, with The Hollywood Reporter writing that “the mishmash ends up as a thoroughly unfunny adult cartoon.” Nevertheless, it was a box office success, garnering over $130 million worldwide. A lukewarm box office reception greeted her next film, the romantic comedy The Switch (2010), in which she starred with Jason Bateman as a 30-something single woman who decides to have a child using a sperm bank. The film’s opening weekend drew what The Hollywood Reporter dubbed “a dispiriting $8.4 million”. The film received generally mixed reviews, with review site Metacritic showing 13 out of 30 critics delivering a positive verdict. On April 14, 2007, Aniston received GLAAD’s Vanguard Award for her contributions to increased visibility and understanding of the LGBT community. On Earth Day 2010, she joined Courteney Cox, Woody Harrelson, Ben Stiller and others, in “The Cove PSA: My Friend is…”, an effort directed by Andres Useche to stop the slaughter of dolphins based on the documentary The Cove. In 2013, she was named the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) ambassador for the Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure campaign, which raises funds for the EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund. In 2015, she supported the Comic Relief, Inc. charity. Other charities that Aniston has publicly supported include Clothes Off Our Back, Feeding America, EB Medical Research Foundation, Project A.L.S., OmniPeace, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Aniston received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and nine SAG Award nominations for her role in Friends. From these, she won one of each. She also garnered a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her guest appearance in 30 Rock, while her performance in Cake earned her nominations at the Golden Globe and SAG awards. Aniston additionally won a SAG Award and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards for the first season of The Morning Show. Its second season earned her two SAG Award and two Golden Globe Award nominations. For producing Friends: The Reunion, she received another Primetime Emmy Award nomination.Aniston appeared in the dramedy Rock Star (2001) opposite Mark Wahlberg and Dominic West. She starred in the independent dramedy The Good Girl (2002) as an unglamorous cashier who cheats on her husband. The film was a commercial success in limited release, taking in over $14 million in North America. Film critic Roger Ebert declared it her breakthrough:

Aniston first worked in off-Broadway productions such as For Dear Life and Dancing on Checker’s Grave, and supported herself with part-time jobs including work as a telemarketer, waitress and bike messenger. In 1988 she had an uncredited minor role in the critically panned sci-fi adventure film Mac and Me. The next year she appeared on The Howard Stern Show as a spokesmodel for Nutrisystem, and moved back to Los Angeles.
After a four-year hiatus, Aniston returned to film work in 1996, when she performed in the ensemble cast of romantic comedy She’s the One. Her first starring film vehicle was Picture Perfect (1997), where she played a struggling young advertising executive opposite Kevin Bacon and Jay Mohr. It received mixed reviews and was only a moderate commercial success; but Aniston’s performance was more warmly received, with many critics suggesting that she had screen presence. In 1998, she appeared as a woman who falls for a gay man (played by Paul Rudd) in the romantic comedy The Object of My Affection, and the next year she starred as a restaurant waitress in the cult film Office Space.Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She rose to international fame for her role as Rachel Green on the television sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004, for which she earned Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards. Since her career progressed in the 1990s, she has become one of the world’s highest-paid actresses.

Aniston has been included in numerous magazines’ lists of the world’s most beautiful women. Her net worth is estimated as $300 million, and her box office gross is over $1.6 billion worldwide. She is the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is the co-founder of the production company Echo Films, established in 2008. She has been married twice: first to actor Brad Pitt, to whom she was married for five years, and later to actor Justin Theroux, whom she married in 2015 and separated from in 2017.
The program was a massive hit and Aniston, along with her co-stars, gained worldwide recognition. Her character was especially popular. She received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations (two for Supporting Actress, three for Lead Actress), and won for Lead Actress. She was also nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and won in 2003 as Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Aniston (along with her female co-stars) became the highest-paid television actress of all time with her $1 million-per-episode paycheck during the final season of Friends. Her character’s relationship with Ross Geller, portrayed by David Schwimmer, was widely popular among audiences; they were frequently voted television’s favorite couple in polls and magazines.Aniston donated to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and took part in a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign. She endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

In December 2018, Netflix released the musical comedy Dumplin’, with Aniston as executive producer and star—marking her first project for a streaming service. That year, she began work on another Netflix project, Murder Mystery, a comedy that reunited her with Adam Sandler, which premiered on June 14, 2019. The two of them reunited for the sequel Murder Mystery 2, which premiered on March 31, 2023.Aniston has appeared in commercials and music videos throughout her career. After starting on Friends, Aniston and her co-star Matthew Perry shot a 60-minute instructional video for the release of Microsoft’s Windows 95 operating system. The next year she appeared in commercials for L’Oréal hair products.

Aniston has been included in various magazine lists of the world’s most beautiful women. In 2005, she became the first GQ Woman of the Year. She has frequently appeared on People magazine’s annual list of Most Beautiful Women, topping the ranking in 2004 and 2016. She also topped the magazine’s Best Dressed List in 2006. She has been a regular on FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World list since 1996, most recently ranking at number 79 in 2012. In 2011, The Daily Telegraph reported the most sought-after body parts of the rich and famous revealed by two Hollywood plastic surgeons who carried out a survey among their patients to build up the picture of what the perfect woman would look like. Under the category of the most sought-after body shape, Aniston was voted in the top three, alongside Gisele Bündchen and Penélope Cruz. In the same year, readers of Men’s Health voted Aniston as the Sexiest Woman of All Time. Men’s Health also included her on its 100 Hottest Sex Symbols of All Time list, explaining that “Her down-to-earth persona makes her seem attainable, and anyone who’s seen her in Office Space has to admit she makes even pieces of flair look good. She rarely plays the airhead, and she seldom overplays a role: she’s funny in a quiet, refreshingly human way. And her all-too-human love life off screen inspires sympathy that not even a string of bland romantic comedies can diminish. Other sex symbols drift toward one-dimensionality, becoming flat icons in the process, but throughout her career Aniston has remained sexy, funny, and unmistakably real.” Although Aniston disliked the hairstyle she wore during her first two years on Friends, “The Rachel” became very popular.
Aniston also appeared in the two failed television comedy series The Edge and Muddling Through, and guest-starred in Quantum Leap, Herman’s Head and Burke’s Law.In The Yellow Birds, a war drama directed by Alexandre Moors, Aniston portrays the mother of a deceased soldier, alongside Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, and Toni Collette. While she said she does not “normally gravitate toward being in war films”, she made an exception because the film was “written so beautifully and in such a way [she] had never experienced”. The film, first presented at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, received a VOD release in June 2018. The Los Angeles Times wrote in its review: “Toni Collette and Jennifer Aniston as the soldiers’ quite different but equally concerned mothers, deliver uniformly naturalistic performances”.

After languishing in a series of overlooked movies that ranged from the entertaining Office Space to the disposable Picture Perfect, Jennifer Aniston has at last decisively broken with her Friends image in an independent film of satiric fire and emotional turmoil. It will no longer be possible to consider her in the same way.
Aniston was born on February 11, 1969, in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles to Greek-born actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. One of her maternal great-grandfathers, Louis Grieco, was from Italy. Her mother’s other ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, and a small amount of Greek. Her father’s ancestry is from the Greek island of Crete. Aniston has two half-brothers: John Melick, her older maternal half-brother; and Alex Aniston, her younger paternal half-brother. Her godfather was actor Telly Savalas, one of her father’s best friends.In 2010, Aniston was also a guest star on the season two premiere of ABC’s sitcom Cougar Town, playing a psychiatrist. Her announcement that she would appear on Cougar Town garnered excitement and was dubbed her return to television. The A.V. Club wrote, “[her role] is a funny bit, and it highlights just how much Jennifer Aniston is built to be a TV star.” In 2011, she starred opposite Adam Sandler as an office manager posing as the wife of a plastic surgeon in the romantic comedy Just Go with It, and played a sexually aggressive dentist in Horrible Bosses. Just Go with It and Horrible Bosses both made over $100 million in North America and $200 million worldwide. In July 2016, amidst media speculation over whether she was pregnant, Aniston penned an essay for The Huffington Post condemning the “objectification and scrutiny we put women through”. She asserted: “We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. […] We don’t need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own ‘happily ever after’ for ourselves.” The piece was supported by many celebrities and widely covered in the media. She appeared in the 1996 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers music video for “Walls”, and in 2001, in Melissa Etheridge’s music video for “I Want to Be in Love”. She also appeared in a Heineken commercial.Aniston practices Hatha yoga and Budokan karate. In 2014, she spoke of her Transcendental Meditation practice. The following year, she revealed she has dyslexia, which had affected her education and self-esteem, and that after being diagnosed in her twenties, her outlook toward life changed. She stated, “I thought I wasn’t smart. I just couldn’t retain anything. Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma-dies, tragedies, dramas were explained.”

In 2006, Aniston directed the short film Room 10, set in a hospital emergency room and starring Robin Wright and Kris Kristofferson, as part of Glamour’s Reel Moments film series. She noted that she was inspired to direct by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who also directed a short film that year. In 2007, Aniston guest-starred in an episode of Dirt—playing the rival of Courteney Cox’s character—and in an episode of 30 Rock, playing a woman who stalks Jack Donaghy. For the latter she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.The 2008 comedy drama Marley & Me, starring Aniston and Owen Wilson as the owners of the titular dog, set a record for the largest Christmas Day box office sales ever with $14.75 million. It earned a total of $51.7 million over the four-day weekend and placed number one at the box office, a position it maintained for two weeks. The total worldwide gross was $242.7 million. Her next film in wide release, the romantic comedy He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), in which she starred opposite Ben Affleck, grossed $178.8 million globally and ranked number one at the United States box office for its opening weekend. While it received mixed reviews, Aniston, along with Affleck, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Jennifer Connelly, were praised by critics as standouts in the film.In 2015, Aniston starred as a reluctant therapist in the screwball comedy She’s Funny That Way, which received mixed reviews and found a limited release in theaters, but her performance was once again noticed. Wesley Morris of Grantland called her “one of the great screen comedians. … Most of her scenes here are extraneous, but her vulgarity and tartness are so sharp that the movie needs them. … This isn’t just Aniston having the best stuff. It’s her having the most fun with her talent. She’s funny in every way.”She reunited with her Friends cast mates for an HBO Max unscripted television special titled Friends: The Reunion in May 2021. The special earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) for her producing credit.

According to review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes and the box-office site Box Office Mojo, Aniston’s most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films are Office Space (1999), The Good Girl (2002), Bruce Almighty (2003), Friends with Money (2006), The Break-Up (2006), Marley & Me (2008), Just Go with It (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), We’re the Millers (2013), and Dumplin’ (2018).
After years of aversion to social media, Aniston joined Instagram on October 15, 2019, causing the app to “break” (for hours the “follow” button became inoperable due to an overload of web traffic to her account) with the first picture of the planned Friends cast reunion for HBO Max (whose release was delayed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Within five hours and sixteen minutes, she broke the Guinness World Record for fastest time to reach one million followers on the platform. The record was broken in September 2020, by Sir David Attenborough, who achieved the same feat in 44 minutes.Aniston starred as the recently divorced mother of two children in the romantic comedy Mother’s Day (2016), directed by Garry Marshall, and opposite Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson. The film was panned by critics and a moderate commercial success. In 2016, she voiced a workaholic and overprotective mother in the animated film Storks, alongside Andy Samberg and Kelsey Grammer, which was released to mostly positive reviews; it grossed over $183.4 million against a $70 million budget. Her last 2016 film role was that of a frigidly cold head honcho of a company in the comedy Office Christmas Party, directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon and opposite Jason Bateman and Kate McKinnon. It grossed $114.5 million worldwide. Aniston is one of the world’s highest-paid actresses as of 2018. She has been on the Forbes Top Earning Actresses list for 15 years, every year since 2001—and since then also on its Celebrity 100 list (based on “earnings and fame”), topping it in 2003. According to Forbes, in October 2007, Aniston was the best-selling celebrity face of the entertainment industry. Aniston’s biggest commercial success in film has been the comedy Bruce Almighty (2003), where she played the girlfriend of a television field reporter (Jim Carrey) offered the chance to be God for one week. With a worldwide box office gross of $484 million, it was the fifth-highest-grossing feature film of the year. Aniston next starred as the old classmate of a tightly wound newlywed in the romantic comedy Along Came Polly (2004) opposite Ben Stiller, which placed number one at the North American box office, earning $27.7 million in its opening weekend; it eventually made $172 million worldwide.She received a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 22, 2012, located at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard. She was ranked third on Forbes’ list of the 100 Most Powerful Actresses in Hollywood in 2013.Aniston played the role of a stoic socialite who becomes the target of an ill-planned kidnapping plot in Life of Crime (2014), a film adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1978 novel The Switch. The film was released in limited theaters, to positive reviews. Catherine Shoard of The Guardian described her performance as “endearingly comic” and Eric Kohn of IndieWire wrote that “Aniston tops any of her recent performances with a spirited turn that harkens back to her neurotic days on Friends.” She also reprised her role for Horrible Bosses 2 (2014).

Why didn t the original Jennifer return to Back to the Future?
Leaving acting After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Wells put her career on hold for family reasons, and told the studio she would be unavailable to reprise her Back to the Future role for the two sequels. Actress Elisabeth Shue replaced her.
Her family moved to New York City when she was a child. Despite her father’s television career, she was discouraged from watching television, though she found ways around the prohibition. When she was six, she began attending a Waldorf school. Her parents divorced when she was nine.Aniston has been a celebrity advocate for numerous charities and received attention for her own donations. She has appeared in television commercials for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and hosted September 2008’s Stand Up to Cancer show. In the “It Can’t Wait” campaign to free Burma, Aniston directed and starred in a video. She is a supporter of Friends of El Faro, a nonprofit organization that helps raise money for Casa Hogar Sion, an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico.

Aniston does not have any children. In July 2016, she wrote an op-ed piece for the HuffPost titled “For the Record”, where she criticized the media for the focus on her body and speculation over potential pregnancies. She wrote, “The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing.” In November 2022, she appeared on the cover of Allure for their final print issue. In the accompanying interview, Aniston said she had undergone IVF to try and have children when she was in her thirties and forties, but the attempts did not result in any pregnancies. She said, “All the years and years and years of speculation… It was really hard. I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it.”In 2005, Aniston appeared as an alluring woman having an affair with an advertising executive in the thriller Derailed, and as an obituary and wedding announcement writer in the romantic comedy Rumor Has It. Both films were moderate box office hits. Aniston took on the role of a single, cash-strapped woman working as a maid in the independent drama Friends with Money (2006), which received a limited release.

In 2005, amid reports that their divorce was due to Aniston’s refusal to have children with Pitt, Aniston said, “I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will! … I would never give up that experience for a career.” Aniston said the divorce prompted her to reach out to her mother, Nancy, from whom she had been estranged for nearly a decade. Nancy had talked about her daughter on a television show and written From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir (1999). Aniston said she had been devastated by the death of her longtime therapist, whom she credited for helping make her separation from Pitt easier. She said she did not regret her relationship with Pitt, describing it as “very intense” and “a beautiful, complicated relationship”.
Aniston met Brad Pitt in 1998, and their relationship was highly publicized. She married Pitt, after two years of dating, on July 29, 2000, in a lavish Malibu wedding. For a few years, their marriage was considered the rare Hollywood success. On January 7, 2005, they announced their separation, and finalized their divorce on October 2. During their divorce proceedings, news media speculated that Pitt had been unfaithful to Aniston with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie, with whom he began a relationship soon after the split. In the months following, the public’s reaction towards the divorce was reported in the press, and “Team Aniston” and “Team Jolie” T-shirts appeared throughout the country. Aniston commented on the divorce in a January 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, stating, “Nobody did anything wrong… It was just like, sometimes things [happen].”Her next film was the romantic comedy The Break-Up (2006), alongside Vince Vaughn, in which she starred as one half of a couple having a complicated split when both refuse to move out of the pair’s recently purchased home. It received mixed reviews but grossed approximately $39.17 million during its opening weekend and $204 million worldwide. The A.V. Club’s Keith Phipps gave the film a negative review, stating, “It’s like watching the ‘we were on a break’ episode of Friends stretched to feature length, and without the blessed relief of commercial breaks or the promise of Seinfeld around the corner.” CinemaBlend gave the film a positive review stating, “In an era of formulaic romantic movies that bear no resemblance to reality, The Break-Up offers a refreshing flipside.”

She obtained her first regular television role on Molloy in 1990, and appeared in Ferris Bueller, a television adaptation of the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; both series were quickly canceled. She starred as a teenager going to summer camp in the made-for-television film Camp Cucamonga (1990), and as a spoiled daughter followed by a vengeful leprechaun in the horror film Leprechaun (1993). A 2014 retrospective from Entertainment Weekly identified Leprechaun as her worst role, and Aniston herself has expressed embarrassment over it.The daughter of actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, she began working as an actress at an early age with an uncredited role in the 1988 film Mac and Me; her first major film role came in the 1993 horror comedy Leprechaun. She has since starred in a string of successful comedy films such as Office Space (1999), Bruce Almighty (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Marley & Me (2008), Just Go with It (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), We’re the Millers (2013), Dumplin’ (2018), and Murder Mystery (2019). Aniston also starred in the acclaimed independent films The Good Girl (2002), Friends with Money (2006), and Cake (2014). She returned to television in 2019, producing and starring in the Apple TV+ drama series The Morning Show, for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Depressed over her four unsuccessful television shows, Aniston approached Warren Littlefield at a Los Angeles gas station asking for reassurance. The head of NBC entertainment encouraged her to continue acting, and a few months later helped cast her in Friends, a sitcom set to debut on NBC’s 1994–1995 fall lineup. The producer wanted Aniston to audition for the role of Monica Geller, but Courteney Cox was deemed more suitable, and Aniston was cast as Rachel Green. She was also offered a spot as a featured player on Saturday Night Live, but turned it down in favor of Friends. She played Rachel until the show ended in 2004, when Aniston took a 15-year hiatus from television save for occasional guest roles.
Aniston donated $500,000 to Doctors Without Borders, Haitian health care provider Partners in Health and AmeriCares, and also participated in the Hope for Haiti Now telethon. She donated $500,000 to the Red Cross and another $500,000 to the Ricky Martin Foundation in 2017 to help victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.Under a contract with Elizabeth Arden, Inc., Aniston worked for over a year on her first perfume, which was released in July 2010. Original plans called for the perfume to be named “Lolavie by Jennifer Aniston”, but to avoid confusion with a similarly named perfume, the name was changed to simply “Jennifer Aniston”. In 2014, she launched her second perfume, named J, followed by Near Dusk (2015), Beachscape (2016), Luxe & Chapter One (both in 2017), Chapter Two (2018), Silver & Solstice Bloom (both in 2020).

After being honored by SmartWater in 2016 for her ongoing philanthropic work for St. Jude’s, Aniston spoke of the importance of philanthropy in her life to InStyle magazine: “We live an extremely beautiful, fortunate life being able to do what we get to do for a living. And so it’s a way of being able to be in a position to do something for people who are less able. It’s something that makes my heart smile.”
Aniston made her return to television on November 1, 2019, producing and starring alongside Reese Witherspoon in the Apple TV+ drama The Morning Show. It was her first main television role since the conclusion of Friends in 2004. Aniston won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for the first season, and received a nomination for the second season. Its second season also earned her a nomination for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series alongside the show’s cast. Aniston has also been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the series’ first season, and received Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and Best Television Series – Drama as its producer for the first two seasons.Along with Brad Pitt and Brad Grey, CEO of Paramount Pictures, Aniston founded the film production company Plan B Entertainment in 2002, although she and Grey withdrew in 2005. In 2008, she and producer Kristin Hahn formed Echo Films.In Cake (2014), Aniston starred as an astringent woman named Claire Simmons who struggles with chronic pain. The film received mixed reviews; nonetheless, Aniston’s performance was acclaimed, dubbed by some critics as “Oscar-worthy”. The Toronto International Film Festival called her performance “heartbreakingly good”, Gregory Ellwood of HitFix stated, “It’s really on most people’s radar for being a rare dramatic turn for Jennifer Aniston, and she doesn’t disappoint.” He further stated, “Aniston makes you believe in Claire’s pain. She makes you believe this character is at her lowest point and only she can pull herself out of it. … It’s a complete performance from beginning to end and she deserves the appropriate accolades for it.” For her performance, Aniston was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress.

Having discovered acting at age 11 at the Waldorf school, Aniston enrolled in Manhattan’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where she joined the school’s drama society, and where Anthony Abeson was her drama teacher. She performed in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry and Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov.
Jennifer Lee Wilson was a woman who was last seen by her roommate in 2002 after they had an argument at their residence. Her roommate then left the residence, but when she returned Wilson had vanished, leaving all her personal belongings behind. Despite never being found, authorities believe Wilson had been murdered, and she was declared legally dead in 2013.

Why did Patrick and Jennifer not get along?
The pair are said to have got along fine during filming, but were never best friends. The director previously said there was some tension because Swayze was a trained dancer and would become easily frustrated while trying to teach Grey how to do the steps.
We’ve detected that JavaScript is disabled in this browser. Please enable JavaScript or switch to a supported browser to continue using You can see a list of supported browsers in our Help Center.In 2002, 29-year-old Jennifer vanished without a trace after getting into a heated argument with her live-in girlfriend. For nearly two decades, Jennifer’s disappearance has puzzled investigators, because even though they think they know who’s responsible, they’ve struggled to come up with answers to the two remaining questions in her case: what happened, and where is Jennifer? State prison systems and local law enforcement agencies have replaced the faces traditional playing card decks with images of missing and murdered people and then distributed those cards throughout prisons, hoping someone will recognize a case and come forward with information. In audiochuck’s new weekly show, host Ashley Flowers is revealing the stories behind some of the cards with the help of detectives and victims’ family members who have gone on record hoping to see justice served. If you know anything about the disappearance of Jennifer Wilson, or if Brenda Leonard has ever talked to you about Jennifer’s disappearance, please call the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office at 316-660-3799 or email them at [email protected]. A copy of the map used in Brenda’s nephew’s polygraph. He indicated deception in Quadrant B. The black circle in Quadrant C is where the psychic indicated Jennifer was buried. Courtesy: Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office Jennifer was in her late twenties when she went missing. She was about 5’7” and 115 pounds. She had blue eyes and long brown curly hair. She wore contacts, had a broken front tooth that was repaired, and had scars on her waistline and under her chin. She normally wore baseball caps and sweatshirts. She’d be 49 years old today and would possibly be going by the name Sidney or Sydney.

Why did Jennifer leave the show?
“CBS put me on unpaid leave and has blocked me from working anywhere else after my doctor said you needed a reduced schedule due to Celiac. CBS didn’t listen to my doc and I collapsed on set. Which everyone saw!,” she said in a tweet, according to TV Line.
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A line that sits perfectly well for celebrities and their lives, which is more often than not misconstrued by the media and by fans, who relentlessly assume things about the personal life of a celebrity, without thinking about the consequences.She said, “I’ve zero regrets,” she said. “I truly feel a little comfort now because there’s no more, ‘can I? Maybe. Perhaps. Perhaps.’ I mustn’t reflect on consideration on that anymore.”

Speaking about pregnancy, Jennifer shared, “It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road. All the years and years and years of speculation…It was really hard.”

There is an old saying that goes like, ‘more than meets the eye’ which basically translates into how there is always more than you can see or estimate, and that perhaps judging something at face value is not always a wise decision to make.

What happened to the original Jennifer?
Claudia Wells Left Back To The Future For Tragic Reasons Sadly, Claudia Wells had to turn down the offer to return as Jennifer because her mother (who was also her manager) was dying of breast cancer. This tragedy led to Elisabeth Shue being cast as Wells’ replacement in the subsequent films.
She went on to address rumours of Brad Pitt cheating and said, “It was absolute lies. The narrative that I was just selfish… I just cared about my career. And God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child. And the reason my husband left me, why we broke up and ended our marriage, was because I wouldn’t give him a kid.”During the shoot with Allure magazine, Jennifer Aniston broke her silence over her divorce from Brad Pitt and revealed how it was related to her not being able to give him a child.

And while most of the time, people do set the record straight, F.R.I.E.N.D.S actress Jennifer Aniston chose not to talk about her personal life for the longest time.