She's the friend we love to imitate, whether for
her hairstyle, her outfits or the flirtatious way
she whines, "Ro-oss." Yes, it's more than
official: America is in love with Jennifer
Amazingly, through all the hype, the daughter of
soap veteran John Aniston (Days of Our Lives) has
somehow remained grounded: dating the same
guy--actor Tate Donovan--for more than a year and
choosing her feature projects extra carefully.
While some of her costars jumped at top billing,
Aniston opted for supporting roles in smaller
films (Edward Burns' She's the One).
But this summer, the native New Yorker throws
caution to the wind and takes the lead. Aniston
stars in Fox's romantic comedy, Picture Perfect,
opposite Kevin Bacon and soon-to-be-household-name
Jay Mohr (aka Tom Cruise's foil in Jerry Maguire).
And so the pressure is on to see if America's
television sweetheart can stand her own at the
Judging from the eager questions we got from you,
Aniston can breathe a sigh of relief. But before
you rush out to catch her on the big screen, we've
got her here on the other small screen.
From scottswan: What type of music do you
Aerosmith, U2, Counting Crows and Sarah McLachlan.
From sclover: What is your favorite all-time
movie and your favorite movie of this summer?
I really love Wuthering Heights and Fame. As for
this summer, I haven't had time to see many films,
but I did really like My Best Friend's Wedding.
From stephm: What book is on your nightstand at
From tedra: What did you do for fun during your
I took a bike tour of Provence, France, for two
weeks and had a blast. Then I had to go directly
to work on Object of My Affection, which we are
currently filming in New York.
From angewh: Of all the episodes of Friends,
which is your favorite and why?
I have so many it's hard to pick, but I love the
episode where Ross and Rachel break up, as well as
the one where they get together.
From wranglers: Are you and Ross going to get
I don't know yet, but I'll find out soon when I go
back to work.
From smoocat: What's it like to wake up and
see your face pasted everywhere and have people
discussing your love life or your hairstyle?
It is always weird to see yourself onscreen or in
magazines. It's almost as if the image I see is
another person and not the real me I know. The
intrusion on my personal life does sometimes get
to me, but I realize it comes with the job.
From saysie: What outgoing message do you leave
on your answering machine at home?
From shonda: What kinds of clothes do you like
to wear in real life?
Very casual. I have to be comfortable in
them--jeans, long skirts, T-shirts and sweatpants.
From rchlrules: What do you like to do in your
Hang out with my boyfriend, friends and
puppy--also, catch up with my family.
From bronwenijbs: Do you ever get the chance
to go online? If so, do you ever lurk in chat
rooms or check out the Web pages dedicated to you
Yes, and it's always fun to see what everyone has
to say. When I first started browsing, I became
addicted. Now I don't have the time to "surf" like
I used to.
From smiley345: What's your favorite type of
From mariarose: If you weren't acting, what
profession would you be in and why?
Honestly, I can't imagine not acting. It's what
inspires me and makes me happy--even before
Friends. And now the success of the show has
allowed me to do other projects.
From daysfan: Do you think you and your dad
will ever work together? Would you want to work
Absolutely. Maybe someday we will find a project
to work on together.