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Jennifer Aniston Channels Barbra Streisand For Harper's Bazaar

Jennifer Aniston Channels Barbra Streisand For Harper's Bazaar

Jennifer Aniston pays homage to legendary entertainer Barbra Streisand in the September 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on stands August 17.

The 41-year-old actress, who wears Versace on the mag cover, channeled Barbra in Funny Girl and and What’s Up, Doc? in a series of shots by Mark Seliger.

Here’s what Jen had to share:

On what she’s learned from Barbra Streisand: “You don’t have to stop at one thing. You can do it all if you want to.”

On being in the spotlight: “[Barbra and I] are people who have been put in the spotlight, for better or for worse, and you just keep riding, and you keep overcoming.”

On looking up to Streisand: “Barbra inspires me because there isn’t anything she hasn’t done that she wanted to do, especially as a female in the time when her generation was prime. She’s a true renais­sance woman. . . 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.”

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  • Tata

    love you, Jen!!!

  • bet

    Lovely and gorgeous woman. I love the thing that Barbara is her icon.

    I love the comment ” for better or worth . you just keep riding , you keep over coming.

  • lol

    Hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha incredibly stupid!!!

  • Nic

    Stunning!!! Both covers are amazing, and she is doing a great Steisand!

  • bet fan

    Sorry Jen, this kind of shoot is a bit too artsy for you. Not buying it.
    Maybe if you act in better and not so predictable roles people would buy this more. Her hair looks fantastic as usual though. At least she’s got that.

  • http://LOLA lola

    IT’S ART, BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO HIS IDOL

  • The Chin

    OMG, she REALLY shouldn’t do any profile shots. That chin is ridiculously loooooooooooong.

  • Dani

    I like her but…. she doesn’t know what to do to get attention, i’m getting tired of JA…

  • Ashes

    She has a really odd shaped ear. ew

  • honestly…

    What exactly is she overcoming? Breaking up with Brad? She hasn’t had a terrible life, if anything it’s been pretty extraordinary. Sorry Jen, not buying the long-suffering-poor-me thing.

  • lol

    @lola:
    Yes, you are probably right, HIS idol not hers.

  • http://lolita lolita

    HE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!
    PHOTO 2 IS MAGNIFICENT

  • very nice

    Love Jennifer! She has depth! Continue to move forward and you can really tell how she has grown as a person! Can’t wait to see Switch and purchase some Jennifer Aniston perfume.

  • sara

    loool the shots are really funny this women is totally crazy

    what the she was thinking haaaaaaaaaaaaaah

  • omg

    @lolita:
    You really think she is actually he. Interesting.

  • grow up

    @honestly…: why do you think life revolves around brad – jennifer has moved on! she has a personal life that we don’t know! could be from being called so many names by loons! of course words hurt and are powerful! your hate is at this point uncalled for! jennifer hasn’t mentioned brad or angelina in years! you have a tunnel vision that doesn’t allow you to realize that both women jennifer and angelina can both be successful and that doesn’t mean the other failed. which makes one wonder are you the other woman? in real life!

  • Roxy

    I dont think she’s ugly…she’s cute in that summer breeze, California, girl next door sort of way, however, I don’t buy the photo. I don’t think she has the right face structure to do side profile shots, or the right type of attitude to pull it off.

  • http://lola lola

    bab’s is a very close friend has jen, they have many similarities, especially the class.
    that many who post here should emulate

  • Jordan

    Barb is one of my favorite actress/singer! My favorite movie is YENTEL! and my favorite song in the movie is Papa Can You Hear Me. Jen you did an amazing job capturing Barbara! Continue to move forward – the loons can’t stand your beauty – inside and out! otherwise they wouldn’t bother commenting! You are one classy lady, Jennifer Aniston.

  • YES

    I am going to buy me a magazine right now! Gotta go to into the city! See you later!

  • nnpl

    OMG, Aniston is comparing herself with Streisand now ? This woman is so full of herself. The BIG difference between her and Streisand is Streisand has REAL talent: Streisand can act and sing and direct. Aniston only knows how to look cute and promote herself.

  • jensenLUVER tanya

    jen would hav pulled it off if she didnt get her nose job done a few yrs bac…..

  • pattycakes

    No wonder she doesn’t cut her hair and keeps it long. Yikes, that photo says it all, she needs her long hair big-time LOL!!

  • wtf?

    lmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaao

  • Bobbie

    @nnpl:

    What a loon. Jen is not comparing herself to Streisand. She is saying that Streisand is her idol. And they are friends so it makes sense that Jen channels Streisand for the magazine. Outstanding, Jen!

  • Jonte

    I’m laughing so hard rn.

  • In a word…UGMO!

    yup!

  • elle

    she is nowhere near the same calibre as Streisand. so now, to hawk her movie, she has to compare herself to the great Barbra. this woman-girl is delusional.

  • Heilige Bimbam

    Streisand looks great, Aniston looks like she is gasping for air.

  • honestly…

    @grow up: “why do you think life revolves around brad – jennifer has moved on! she has a personal life that we don’t know! could be from being called so many names by loons! of course words hurt and are powerful! your hate is at this point uncalled for! jennifer hasn’t mentioned brad or angelina in years! you have a tunnel vision that doesn’t allow you to realize that both women jennifer and angelina can both be successful and that doesn’t mean the other failed. which makes one wonder are you the other woman? in real life!”
    ———————————————————————————
    Oh my god, settle down. I DON”T think her life revolves around Brad, that was my point, that it was one bad thing that happened a long time ago, and clearly she HAS moved on. She has a great life, that’s why I don’t understand her complaining and saying how much she has to overcome.
    .
    And I didn’t call her any names. I don’t hate her. I never mentioned Angelina, you did.
    .
    And my post about how Jen has a great life makes you wonder if I am “the other woman” in real life? That’s quite a leap. I don’t see any connection, but for the record I have never been and will never be anyone’s “other woman”. I’m either number one or nothing. I have never cheated on anyone and I would never be with someone who wanted to use me as the other woman.
    .
    By the way, you spewed much more hate at me than I did at JA. In fact, what I said wasn’t hateful at all. The difference is that I actually read your post, while JA will never read what’s written about her in the comments of a JJ post. Just something to think about.

  • http://entertainmentalley.com N.

    She says her and Barbra are people who have been “put in the spotlight.” No, they’re both actors, which means they want attention and a spotlight. If she wanted to be a successful actor, and of course she did, then of course that means having at least a bit of a spotlight on you. But they chose their careers, which means they chose to be in the spotlight, nobody ‘put’ them there.

  • you’re such an angie stan

    Why did you post the worst pic of the set for the main one Jared? There are so many pictures in the set and they’re stunning. You couldn’t have posted all the thumbnails?

  • SPONGEBOB :p

    HORSEFACE, that’s right, photo enchancement can do anything. But ugniston still looks like a Horse Face.

  • Nora

    Same faces, but one has an enormous amount of talent while the other one has none. Who would that be?

  • tigerlily

    again constipated…

  • Nora

    @lolita:

    That gave me a nice morning laugh. thank you.

  • YEAH

    @lol: YES YOU ARE!!!!!!

  • David

    @honestly…: Her life isn’t defined by a relationship that ended 5 years ago. You don’t know what she has had to deal with or overcome in her lifetime.

  • Nope

    Love Streisand – on her ‘ballsy’ has always looked good. Not so Jennifer. There’s something about this chick I’ve NEVER liked, even when she was married to Brad. I think she tries WAY too hard.

  • uff

    All right:
    1) “Barbra and I are people who have been put in the spotlight”. uahahahahahahaua! Have been put? Barbra and I?. This lady is ridiculously pathetic. She is trying hard any kind of BS to be put in the spotlight. She stages any possible event, from fake dates to private dinners, lauching cheap perfumes, calling paps when she is on vacation abroad or leaving / arriving. Any sort of possible chance to be in the spotlight is carefully organized to be in the spotlight. Really, Jen, the world is not needing you in the spotlight, take a some days off, better some years off, but this time, please, dont call the papz.
    2) Barbra and I. What a courage. Isn’t she ashamed? She is not a singer. She is not a director. She will never be a director. She is not an actress (just a sitcom celeb). She will never be an actress. But she has the nose. She shouldnt say Barbra and I but Her nose and my nose. Period.
    3) There is nothing in Jen’s life than can put her in the cathegory of Reinassance women. Why is her mentioning it? Wake up, Jen, you are a pathetic middle aged body with a scaring face, you have no professional achievement in your resume, you have a private life that no normal woman would like to experience, you are a role model just for workout fanatics and greedy people that think that a rich bank acc and a nice as. are enough to be happy and fulfilled..
    4) being director and interior designer are serious jobs. No kidding. You cannot define yourself a director just because you have met some during your not enviable acting career. And you cannot define yourself an interior designer just because once you had been mariied to a wannabe architect. It’s offensive for all the talented directors and designers who are spending their entire life trying to be professional and prepared
    in their job. It’s like calling yourself an actress when you are just a d-list sitcom celeb.
    5) finelly, don’t even try to pretend this homage to Barbra its your own idea. You have been asked by the magazine. And this just because of you nose. End of the story.

    PATHETIC WANNABE

  • Meryl

    Amazing interpretation! Aniston captured well the essence of Barbra Streisand. I agree that they two are forefront women of their time. Aniston’s hair and face are very pretty! Her face is gorgeous!

  • Pattycake

    @pattycakes: Hey you, fake Pattycakes. STFU. Get your own moniker.

    Jennifer looks awful here. She couldn’t have picked a better person to make her look more pathetic.

  • ann

    jen looks gorgeous!!! love when she is hardly blond!!! love her so much!!! she is strong, staunch, wise and brave!!! she does have many things in common with barbra!!! she definitely has to directing more times!!!

  • Marie

    Wow, Jennifer finally takes a risk and breaks out of her Rachel/ California girl branding she’s so carefully fed and protected. Im REALLY IMPRESSED. Why didnt she do this along time ago? The pictures are stunning but in a very unique way. Big Kudos to Jen and her team for doing this type of photo shoot…and please do more!

  • Melissa

    Lover her. I hate that ppl don’t have a good view of her anymore and she did absolutely nothing wrong. Nothing. She is beautiful and sweet and funny. She seems to be a very graceful woman who has handled the past 5/6 years…well gracefully. I would have had a nervous breakdown already. Go Jen!

  • babydalailama

    this is the first time i have ever left comment about anyone on this site…i had to rub my eyes in disbelief..Jennifer Aniston talking as if she has so much in common with Barbra Striesand..the delusion and lack of humility is breathtaking..never in a million years, a million lifetimes could these two be mentioned in the same breath as being similar in any way shape or form… the things that she said and the position she alludes to are embarrassing her beyond anything she has ever said and done before. I’m actually cringing for her..no-one with a shred of humility would compare themselves in any way to someone of Striesands calibre.

  • Marie

    BTW not everyone’s idea of beauty is the blond, stick thin, showing off her practiced poses and smile showing off her teeth whitening, botox, cheek and breast implants etc. Im glad there are still actresses who are not giving into this look a like craze and maintaining the integrity of thier unique looks as they get older. I think Babs is still one of the most beautiful women, and yes, not to mention insanely talented and intelligent!

  • African Girl

    Lmao @ JA’s reasons for looking up to BS. . .
    .
    “She talked to me about directing, we both like interior designs”
    .
    Rotflmao. . . .How old is this woman? Seriously, I half expect her to continue with “And we both walk walks, think thoughts, take breaths but most importantly we both eat.”
    .
    My God! She is DENSE!!!
    .
    And what is with the bursting if she doesn’t direct another movie soon crap? She co-directed a 15 minute movie for Avon and she’s acts like it was an Epic movie. Silly twit….Lol.

  • Beth

    Oh brother, I used to like this woman but I am so tired of her and am over it. I have friends who feel the same way. First, the pic goes to show that without her signature look (Rachel hair, anyone?) she is ordinary, I always wondered why she can’t change her stupid hair style. Second, she has been “put” into the spotlight? She has to “overcome”? WHAT???? She loves the spotlight, why else would she be NAKED every other week? If you are avoiding the spotlight, you don’t pose naked for the entire world to see. Is anyone really buying this? And what has she overcome, the $30m she makes every year? What a bunch of crap. I have gone from thinking she was cute and fun to thinking she is a manipulative complainer. UGH.

  • itziar

    …haters gonna hate

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