Image Credit: Janet Mayer/PR PhotosBREAKING: Jennifer Aniston will be “aggressive sexually” in her upcoming comedy Horrible Bosses, according to People. Oh my god, guys, what would Rachel Green think?! (In all truth, she’d probably shrug and head to Ralph Lauren to pick up a black turtleneck tee and a bra with shoddy lining.) Admittedly, the thought of seeing Aniston play sexy does give me pause — her girl-next-door vibe might work against her, in the same way it did Katherine Heigl in The Ugly Truth‘s uncomfortable, ahem, “sexy” underwear scene. (And, really, I only like my steamy Aniston inside the confines of a planetarium.) Putting that aside, though, I’m quite bullish on Aniston’s upcoming comedy — about three co-workers who conspire to murder their bosses — and my enthusiasm has nothing to do with said headline-making kinkiness.
Yes, it does have something to do with co-star Charlie Day, who I would watch even if his day job consisted of peddling Kitten Mittons on QVC. But also because, really, Aniston has a pretty good track record when it comes to her ensemble films. (This is an actress who rose to fame in an ensemble comedy, after all.) But because of her recent headlining flops — 2009’s Love Happens and 2010’s The Bounty Hunter among them — critics are quick to accuse Aniston of being box-office poison, forgetting that she’s helped films like He’s Just Not That Into You and Marley & Me catapult to the top of the box office. And remember how awesome 1999’s ensemble comedy Office Space was? Come on, guys, let’s cut her some slack, and actually, for once, talk about how excited we are for Horrible Bosses, a film that boasts Jennifer Aniston as a cast member. Because, really, we are, right? Come on, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell, Day…what more do you need? Do you need this? Because if that doesn’t get you excited, well, then even a kitten in a box wouldn’t get you excited. And then I would just feel bad for you.
Anyone else looking forward to Horrible Bosses?