24 Oct NOBODY DOES INSTAGRAM LIKE JENNIFER ANISTON
Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram account has become the stuff of urban legend in less than a week. The actor made her debut on the social-media platform with a selfie of herself and fellow Friends cast members;
Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry, and quickly issued a follow-up statement, in which she apologised for crashing the gram. Aniston’s swiftly accumulated 15.5million followers #BrokeTheInternet in their haste to check out Aniston’s content.
Four posts down and Aniston has been giving the people what they want: a heavy dose of nostalgia via Friends flashbacks and childhood photos, and humour in the form of home videos showing the actor hitting her phone out of frustration when social media breaks under the weight of her own power.
Her latest share saw the star zoom out on a photo shoot to show how many glam squad members it takes to make Aniston look like, well, Jennifer Aniston. The actor used Julia Roberts’s words as Anna Scott in Notting Hill to illustrate her point: “I’m just a girl standing with hair and make-up. A stylist. A photographer. A lighting crew, wind machine, props, and a computer asking you to think I woke up like this.”
Of course Aniston isn’t the first celebrity to show the reality of what goes on behind the camera, but the post sets the tone for what @jenniferaniston (bio: My friends call me Jen) sets out to be. Her honesty sparked hilarity among her friends, who populated her comment section with crying-with-laughter emojis (Justin Theroux, included). “I’ve never seen a more compelling argument for socks and sandals,” wrote Derek Blasberg. And with that, Aniston may as well retire from her Instagram career already.
Culled from Vogue.