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Jennifer Aniston: 'The new generation watching Friends finds it offensive'


The actress, starring in Murder Mystery 2, notes that comedy has changed today and that you have to be "very careful" when you want to make people laugh.


The world needs humor ," especially a "


" United States

, says American actress Jennifer Aniston, who stars with her sidekick Adam Sandler in

Murder Mystery 2

, a lighthearted crime comedy with an international cast coming out on Netflix Friday.

Comedy has evolved, movies have changed.

Now, it's a bit tricky because you have to be very careful, which makes it very difficult for actors, because the beauty of comedy is to laugh at yourself, to laugh at the life

”, developed the actress during a round table with journalists in Paris, to present the film.

She then exclaimed: “

The world needs humor!

You shouldn't take yourself too seriously.

Especially in the United States.

Everyone is far too divided


A television series like


a huge success in the 1990s that launched Jennifer Aniston's career, would not be possible with the same scenario today, she believes.


There's a whole new generation, kids who now watch

Friends episodes

and find them offensive

," she explained, alluding to the "


" trend.


I don't know... Everyone always finds something offensive

these days," sighs the actress.



also addressed themes such as homosexuality in an open and understanding way, always under the prism of humor.


There were things that weren't intentional and things that maybe we should have thought more about

, concedes Aniston.

But there was not the same sensitivity as today.


Adam Sandler intervenes with a humorous touch: “

You know what has also changed in comedies?

The wardrobe !

Do you remember when we started doing comedies?

“, he asks, turning to his friend, met at the age of 14 years.


They were giving a small budget, like


do what you can with it



And now they want us to look pretty amazing.

We work harder on that

,” he adds with a laugh.


Murder Mystery 2

, Aniston and Sandler don't just dress like tourists, they act like confused Americans.

It is the formula of the film: “

we are two fish out of water

”, comments Aniston.

Murder Mystery,

a hit on Netflix when it was released in 2019, followed the adventures of a police detective receiving unexpected help from his hairdresser wife to solve a case.

Encouraged by this stroke of luck, in

Murder Mystery 2

, they founded a detective agency that goes from bad to worse.

Until the kidnapping of a millionaire maharaja friend (British actor Adeel Akhtar) allows them to travel to Paris and embark on new adventures.

Aniston and Sandler may seem like two clueless "


" on screen, but no detail escaped them when it came to producing the film, assure French actors Dany Boon and Mélanie Laurent, also in the cast.

There are writers who work on the script during filming.

Sometimes I received a text at 10 p.m. for the next day (…) it's better than hearing

“we cut!”, rejoices Dany Boon, who plays a French policeman who is also a little distraught.

Sometimes, when we shoot with iconic American actors, we are afraid of being disappointed.

But they are so nice, it's a gift to work with them

,” adds Mélanie Laurent.

Source: lefigaro

All life articles on 2023-03-27

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