Is Jennifer being unpleasant on set?
OK! seems to think so and has this story head-lined, "Jen Aniston's Ice Queen Antics on Baster Set," which I think is a pretty awesome headline.
It was like being at a new school on the first day of class for superstar Jennifer Aniston on Monday, as she began work on the NYC set of her upcoming film, The Baster. The former Friend spent her day inside Greenwich Village restaurant Barbuto, shooting an awkward date scene with co-star Jason Bateman. The set-up involved the actors sitting at a booth inside the restaurant attempting to have a conversation. Perhaps Jen was trying to stay in character between takes, because witnesses tell OK! wasn't any friendlier when the cameras stopped rolling. “Jen kept mostly to herself," one on-set source reveals. "She didn’t talk to anyone during the breaks.” Let's give her the benefit of the doubt. She could have been A) Having a bad day. B) Starting a Twitter war with John Mayer. C) Beating herself up for accepting a role in a movie called The Baster, about a 40-year-old woman trying to conceive a child alone. Every reporter at E! and Us and Star and People and Entertainment Tonight are already salivating at the prospect of asking her if the character is based on her own life and whether she's planning to have kids and why her love life is a barren wilderness of despair.
Though some Baster insiders tell OK! that Jen is "sweet and totally normal," she's not doing a great job of convincing everyone of that fact. In fact, on her first day on the set, she held up shooting because her hair wasn't perfect. "In the morning, the cast and crew had to wait to start filming without Jen because she asked for extra time to finishing blow-drying her hair," reveals one source. Well, considering she has a career because her hair got famous, I think that's a very prudent use of time.
And when the lunch bell rang, not only did Jen not deign to eat her Cobb salad in the company of her new co-workers, she actually had herself driven to her trailer so she could eat alone! "Jen refused to walk even a step outside the restaurant during the break for lunch," says an insider. "She had her car pull up right next to the restaurant so she could be driven less than a block to her trailer to avoid photographers." I call bull-bleep. The photo to the right is from the set and she looks fairly friendly. And if I may say so, her hair looks lovely.
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