Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn's romantic comedy The Break-Up opens today and is expected to do really well -- a la Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's "coming out" film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. With all the hype for this movie -- and the Vaughniston relationship -- I had to make sure that we got all the scoop on the two lead actors at the Break-Up press junket. So here are some highlights from Jennifer's interview -- and I'll post Vince's later. Enjoy!
Talk about your experiences in Chicago. Is it your kind of town?
Chicago is my kind of town, yes. I just had a ball there. There’s just something about the people -- hey are kind, respectful. There's an energy when you walk through the streets of Chicago. You just feel great. And as far as the food, the architecture, the theater, the museums, you just have so much. I absolutely love it.
Are you a martini girl?
I am pretty much a creature of habit. So yeah, if I have a cocktail, it’s probably a going to be a martini -- straight, dirty.
Can you talk about the irony of playing a breakup -- and having one -- at a similar time in your life?
The irony of it, well, yeah, pretty ironic. When I first got the phone call that a movie called The Break-Up was coming, I kind of laughed and thought: That’s funny. And sure enough it was. I found it like a sign or something to do it because it was, in a way, a cathartic thing. I felt very lucky in a way that it came to me. If this had come to me at any other point in my life, I don’t know if I would be have been able to really get it for myself on the level I would have wanted to as an actor.
The arguments in the movie are so believable. Were they exhausting at the end of the day?
No, we had a ball! We had such a strict rehearsal schedule. We were in there for two weeks straight, nailing down every scene. We walked through it, we improv'd. Some scenes didn’t get touched -- like the [scene involving the] 12 lemons. That was perfectly written. And it was more fun than anything, because it's so relatable. Everybody -- everybody -- was sitting there going: "Oh my God, it always is about 12 lemons versus three!" Those are the fights that people have or the silly arguments. So it was kind of fun in the irony of it all. It was good.
What kind of girl are you in reality? Are you the one who asks for lemons and do you do the dishes at all?
Oh yeah! I’m a little crazy about doing dishes. I definitely like a clean kitchen before I go to bed. So that is true. But doesn’t everyone? All girls?