Jennifer Aniston is Barbra Streisand in Harper’s Bazaar
By Michael Lewittes | 3:10 pm, August 4th, 2010
About six weeks ago, Gossip Cop (once again) corrected OK! magazine, which inaccurately claimed Jennifer Aniston gave a “startling frank interview for a fall issue of a monthly U.S.-based women’s magazine” about how “she will do everything in her power to have a baby ‘as soon as possible.’”
At the time, we correctly reported she “didn’t speak to a magazine about wanting to have a baby,” but rather was going to “pay tribute to an icon” with a photo shoot.
That icon is Barbra Streisand, and Aniston’s transformation into the Hollywood legend – from her roles in Funny Girl to What’s Up, Doc? – is now in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar.
Aniston also gives the glossy an interview in which she recalls meeting Streisand for the first time.
“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,” says Aniston. “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.”
Aniston also explains why she feels such a kinship to Streisand. “I had a long conversation with Barbra about directing because I directed a short a couple years ago, and if I don’t do it again soon, I’m going to burst out of my skin. And we also love interior design. Also, 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.”
“Barbra inspires me because there isn’t anything she hasn’t done that she wanted to do,” adds Aniston.
How well do you think of Aniston channels Streisand?