Thanks to her character on “Friends” and some real-life drama that garnered nearly worldwide sympathy, Jennifer Aniston has been cast in the public conscience as a good girl. But a closer look reveals that the megastar has been selecting roles that shed that America’s sweetheart image.
In her latest film, “We’re the Millers,” co-starring Jason Sudeikis, Aniston plays a stripper masquerading as a wholesome mother. The Internet has already exploded with videos of Aniston’s striptease (we’ll let you Google that for yourself).
Check out some of her other provocative performances.
— Glenn Yoder, Boston.com Staff Next
Let’s go back to the root of Aniston fascination, the one with the character who launched a haircut craze simply named “The Rachel.” The role propelled her to household name status, despite the fact that my grandmother refused to watch the show because they talked about sex too often. Sure, she earned a reputation as a good girl from “Friends,” but was she really that good? Next
‘Office Space’ (1999)
Is there anything sexier than a beautiful woman giving her boss the finger and quitting her job in magnificent fashion? During her “Friends” apex, Aniston left her role as cute girl at the coffeeshop for . . . cute girl at a TGIF Friday’s-type restaurant called Chotchkie’s. When asked to “express” herself by wearing more “flair,” or buttons on her suspenders, she tells her boss off big-time. Next
‘The Good Girl’ (2002)
With this film, Aniston finally started to separate from being typecast as a goody two-shoes. Stepping out on her clueless, stoner husband (John C. Reilly) with a younger, hunkier co-worker (Jake Gyllenhaal)? Sure, why not? Next
‘Bruce Almighty’ (2003)
What would you do if given all the power of God? If you’re Jim Carrey and dating Aniston (if that’s not enough), apparently you’d enhance her breast size and make various other sexual tweaks. Somehow, that last sentence seems very wrong. And perhaps that’s what Aniston was going for. Next
‘30 Rock’ (2008)
Aniston earned an Emmy nomination for best female guest appearance in a comedy for this role, playing an oversexed psychiatrist stalking Alec Baldwin, who even sings him “Happy Birthday.” Yes, she’s a nutcase and we love it. Next
‘The Bounty Hunter’ (2010)
This kind of hot movie led to a series of much hotter rumors that Aniston was dating co-star Gerard Butler, especially after he was photographed with his hand in a most precarious place. Next
As a New Yorker brought by her husband (Paul Rudd) to live on a hippie commune, she's opposed at first. Then she truly embraces the free-spirited living — to the tune of taking her top off for TV cameras. Next
‘Horrible Bosses’ (2011)
Perhaps the best example of Aniston detouring from her good girl persona is her performance as a dentist who routinely sexually harasses her assistant (Charlie Day, left). The movie may have been a giant flop, but the image of Aniston in a lab coat and little else lives on. Back to the beginning
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