Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Angelina. And Jennifer.

Right. So I mentioned in a previous post that I was, once-upon-a-time, a television entertainment reporter.

Oh and I will soon be again, for a temporary time, but more on that later.

I interviewed many a celebrity back then and won't drop any names right now as I'm still picking through the carpet, trying to collect them all after dropping them back here.

But, I did say recently that I once had the pleasure of interviewing Angelina Jolie and kind-of-interviewing Jennifer Aniston.

By the way, I am really trying to make my blog posts shorter. Apart from the fact that I know long posts bore people, each sentence takes me one minute further from finishing my current season of Mad Men and we really don't want that.

Natalie? That sentence right above this line is waffle.

Ok. So I didn't technically interview Jennifer Aniston (I only just remembered this) I was in training that day and attended the interview with my fabulous colleague who was training me up. But we were both there, I stood in front of her, with a microphone. Does that count?

That came first - on day one of my former job.

My interview with Angelina (which was definitely my interview - I had to fly to L.A. for it) happened close to three years later.

So, when you gaze upon both A and J is it really possible not to compare them and ask yourself questions like, So who's hotter? Who's nicer? Is Brad on crack? Did he make the right choice? Anyone got any Cheerios?

So here's my summary:

Disclaimer: These are merely my shallow opinions, are mostly comments on appearance (as I had merely minutes with each) and are not intended to offend.


Oh yikes, I'm doing this like a list... poor women.

Jennifer Aniston is about as pretty as "that pretty girl you know" that you see at parties sometimes. Without makeup - I'd guess less so. Her eyes are incredibly blue and when they look at you it's impossible to look away. When I saw her she didn't appear to be using the old botox as she was crinklier than I thought and did look her late-thirties age (which I think is a relief). She was short and had perfect hair - straight, whipped and slightly windblown, honey-coloured. So pretty. Jennifer Aniston has a truly ah-mazing body. Little hourglass shape, tanned, everything in proportion - you couldn't draw a better body and I defy any guy to not salivate over it. She was wearing a little black number (of course) and was smiley, friendly, down-to-earth and approachable. She genuinely seemed like a really nice and sweet person who didn't think she was "all that." Admittedly, however, I may have missed some details as I was somewhat distracted by Vince Vaughn who was much, MUCH better looking in real life than the silver screen suggests. Hot damn, Vince.


Angie (I get to call her that as we've shaken hands) has a much bigger 'presence'. You kind of want to go with her when she leaves. S
he is quite tall, much taller than Jen, but h
er figure was disappointing. She was much skinner than Jennifer. MUCH. Too much. I was quite shocked. And not in the Kate Moss "I'm a sexy waif with cute doey eyes" way... in an anorexic, sallow skin, bony way. She was also wearing black and her legs popped out like two twigs, while her arms were long and veiny. Brad? You need to feed Angelina Jolie some Peking Duck or Hooters Fried Chicken Wings. But, when glancing above the neck, Angelina Jolie is undoubtedly spectacular. Her face is just beautiful. Her features border on too huge (the camera adds body weight but tends to shrink facial features - yehr thanks for that, camera) so people with big eyes, broad faces and puffy lips like Angelina look great on camera. She seemed gothic and punky with tatts showing and all that (Jen much more sweet-girl-next-door, of course), but here's what surprised me the most: Angelina was friendly. Happy. FUNNY. Nice. And young. My goodness, so YOUNG. I don't know why I always think of Angelina as a fairly mature, measured woman; I guess it's because of her usual stoic interview persona. But in person she was very much a 33 year old woman... a little unsure of herself, she stumbled through her answers, was a little goofy, and just seemed like she'd fit right into a bunch of early-thirties gals at the cocktail bar having a laugh. She certainly seemed younger than Jennifer. And, like Jennifer, she was also very nice. No ice queenness at all. And then she got into a big black RV and I wanted to get in it with her and drive away.

So that's it. My most shallow post ever, people!

But here's the bottom line: they both seemed like really sweet girls. For at least five minutes, anyway.

So who's hotter? Angelina in the face, Jennifer in the body.
Who's nicer? They were both equally as nice.
Is Brad on crack? Nah, he's just hot.
Did he make the right choice? We'll never know.
Anyone got any Cheerios? Anyone?

"Back in the day"


  1. Great comparison. I envoy your meeting them both. They seem quiet lovely ladies....eventhough I've always been more team J then team A, I am intrigued by A. Is she a "real" woman though? She seems quite affected at times...x LondonZest

  2. oooooh thanks for this post, it was such a good read! I completely agree with you about the Angelina = hot face, Jennifer = hot body. That's what I look at whenever I see pics of them. I really like Jennifer's clothing style. I want all her clothes! That's you in the last pic? you look gorgeous!

  3. Loving this post, its great to hear what I probably thought anyway confirmed.

  4. Popping over from Bushbelles - love the comparison (and lists are OK!). The odd waffly sentence is definitely forgiven too :)

  5. Not as shallow as most entertainment posts I've read! I love the way you compare them, as if you're not comparing two movie stars but just two regular women. And you do look gorgeous there :)

  6. This is so great! I am personally an Angie fan... I met her(aka: saw her and gawked at her as she asked me where the nearest public restroom was) in my hometown, New Orleans, and she was super smiley and very, very polite! Not at all like the always frowny, older woman that the tabloids portray! But yes.. too, TOO skinny! I felt like a hippo next to her!!!

    Love your blog and am now following :)

  7. I really, really enjoyed your most shallow post ever!

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Loool You had me smiling all along the post! This is my first visit to your blog and definitely not the last! I love the way you write! Shallow? maybe, enjoyable? definitely!

    Thanks for sharing :-)


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