In case you couldn’t tell, Jennifer gave us her best Barbra Streisand impression for her Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot. If you’re like me, you might be wondering “Why, Jennifer? Why did you take so many pictures that Babs already took?” Don’t worry, because Jen talked about her similarities to Streisand, among other things, in the accompanying interview.
On the first time she met Streisand: “I’ve loved her since I was a kid, and all of a sudden there she is, and she’s just like someone you’ve always known,” Jennifer says. “You know when you meet people you idolize and then you walk away from the conversation thinking, ‘Well, that was a disappointment; they were kinder and more fabulous in my mind’? Well, she was wonderful, and you could talk to her about anything.” She starts to laugh. “So, I happened to be talking to her and Jim [Streisand's husband, James Brolin] when it struck midnight. They said, ‘Excuse us,’ kissed each other, and then, very politely, kissed me.”
On doing an homage to Streisand: “I have no idea what people are going to think about it. Everybody has an opinion; it’s just what people love to have. But that’s okay. Art is so subjective, and people can react however they want.”
On her similarities to Streisand: “We are people who have been put in the spotlight, for better or for worse, and you just keep riding, and you keep overcoming, and you just stay true to what you love to do.”
On being a Funny Girl: “People laugh at me. Sometimes I know why, and sometimes I don’t. But I can pretty much find humor in anything. That is a necessary part of life. I don’t want to say laughter is healing, because it sounds corny, but it’s a release.”
While I think a lot of these photos are amazing and that physically, Jennifer Aniston can pull off looking like Babs, I also think she needs to calm it down with this massive comparison. When I think of people on Barbra Streisand’s level of legendary, I definitely do not think of Jennifer Aniston. But maybe that’s just me.
What about you guys? Is this shoot a hit or a miss for you? You’ve heard Barbra’s version of “Jingle Bells,” right?