Jennifer Aniston On Breaking Free From Typecasting for 'Cake': 'I Know What I'm Capable Of'

December 24, 2014 2:00 PM

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Jennifer Aniston On Breaking Free From Typecasting for 'Cake': 'I Know What I'm Capable Of'

Jennifer Aniston is so well known as Rachel Green from "Friends" and her subsequent comedic output, that it's easy to forget she has serious dramatic chops. She was a revelation in 2002's indie drama "The Good Girl," opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, and also impressed in Nicole Holofcener's ensemble dark comedy "Friends With Money." But it's her most recent turn in Daniel Barnz's "Cake" that's garnered the actress the best reviews of her career and her first Golden Globe nomination for a feature film.

The film, which boasts a 'blacklisted' script by Patrick Tobin, stars Aniston as Claire Simmons, a heavily scarred woman reeling from a recent tragedy, who shuts everyone close to her out of her life in order to cope with the pain. Shortly following the film's premiere at the Toronto International F...

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