Setting Records, Jennifer Aniston Proves She’s Still Got It
Jenifer Aniston is most widely known for her starring role as Rachel on the hit comedy series, “Friends.” Since then, she’s been in a number of comedic films like “We’re the Millers,” “Horrible Bosses,” and “The Switch.” While she has had a few more serious roles, Aniston seems to stick to the comedic genre.
Still breathtakingly beautiful at the age of 50, Jennifer Aniston proves that age is nothing but a number. She has been a spokesperson for Aveeno, which she uses as part of her skin care routine. Aniston also credits drinking tons of water and eating healthy as part of the reason she looks so young.
When she’s not wowing fans with her youthful glow, she’s making them laugh. Last month, she paired up with good friend Adam Sandler to play a frustrated and bored New York couple on a European vacation. Aniston and her new role drew hordes of fans to the streaming service, Netflix.
Although the streaming giant is notoriously tight-lipped about its numbers, Netflix wasn’t shy about revealing how well “Murder Mystery” performed over its first three days live. Shockingly, Netflix decided to tweet out the exact numbers: A whopping 30,869,863 accounts tuned into the movie. Not surprisingly, this was Netflix’s best turnout for a weekend premiere.
Aniston and Sandler: Masters of the Promo Game
Although Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler certainly aren’t the Hollywood actors most likely to be nominated for prestigious acting awards, they have both remained incredibly popular with American audiences for decades. They connect with their fan bases in a way that is rare. Additionally, both thespians have also been around for a long time, which is why they know how to play the promotional game. For instance, in order to promote “Murder Mystery,” they appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show together. During the appearance, Aniston detailed the story of a private jet ride that necessitated an emergency landing, and fellow “Friends” actress Courteney Cox just happened to be on the flight as was Kimmel’s wife Molly McNearney. Aniston’s dry delivery and relatable demeanor have always been some of her greatest gifts, and it was apparent during her interview with Kimmel. As she and Sandler chatted about their long friendship, audiences got a taste for just how hilarious their new comedy film would be.
Netflix’s Algorithms Plus Aniston’s Charm: A Perfect Match?
Netflix has frequently stated that it knows what its customers want before they even want it. Based on a proprietary system that is kept highly secret, the data geniuses at Netflix have claimed that they have collected massive amounts of information on consumers’ watching habits. This is why they are able to spot trends before they even start. The murder mystery genre, which has been trending in the book space for some time now, was definitely due to get some love from the entertainment sector. Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston is known for being an extremely likeable actress with a very loyal fan base. The combination of these two factors — a trending genre and a beloved thespian — probably account for what made her Netflix film such a massive success.
Aniston: A Future in Streaming?
For a busy actress like Jennifer Aniston, getting her on a TV show is a big ask. For one thing, she’s already involved in Apple TV’s “The Morning Show”. After the mega-success of “Friends,” Aniston seems more unlikely to commit to a big television show. After all, she’s still receiving massive residuals for one of the most popular TV shows of all time. She also realizes how difficult it is to work on a show like this, day in and day out. It’s why she’s often chosen smaller film projects in the years since “Friends” ended. But what Netflix is offering Aniston seems like a golden goose: Not only does she get to appeal to the mainstream audiences that love her, but she also receives an opportunity to play the types of comedy roles that her fans adore. It’s a win-win proposition for Aniston, who has shown no signs of slowing down as she continues her run as one of the most popular American actresses of all time.
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