Jennifer Anistonwhich will premiere this Friday on Netflix mystery ahead, reflects on how comedy has changed. In a new interview, the 54-year-old actress opened up about the “complicated” sensibility of comedy in recent years, which wasn’t as prevalent when she was starring in friendsbetween 1994 and 2004.
“Comedy has evolved, movies have evolved. Now it’s a little complicated because you have to be very careful, which makes it very difficult for comedians, because the beauty of comedy is that we make a fool of ourselves, we make a fool of life,” Aniston told AFP via Yahoo News. “In the past you could joke about a fan and laugh, he was hysterical. And it was about educating people about how ridiculous people are. And now we’re not allowed to do that.”
For Aniston, one example of the relatively new sensibility is how Generation Z views particular episodes of friendsthe mythical play in which he starred.
“There’s a whole generation of people, kids, who now go back to episodes of Friends and find them offensive,” Aniston said. “There were things that were never intentional and others… Well, we should have thought about that, but I don’t think there’s a sensibility like there is now.”
The turnaround in comedy is something Aniston doesn’t agree with, as she explained, “Everyone needs something funny! The world needs humor! We can’t take ourselves too seriously. Especially in the US. We are all too divided.”
Friends has come under fire in recent years for its lack of diversity. Last year, Marta Kauffman, co-creator of the sitcom, donated $4 million to Brandeis University to establish an endowed chair in the school’s Department of African and African-American Studies. She later told the Los Angeles Times how the lack of diversity in her schedule inspired the donation.
“I have learned a lot in the last 20 years. Admitting and accepting guilt is not easy. It’s painful to look in the mirror. I’m ashamed I didn’t know better 25 years ago,” she said. “It was after what happened to George Floyd that I started to struggle to accept systemic racism in ways I never realized. which I began to look into the ways I had been involved in. I knew then that I needed to course-correct.
When does the premiere of “Mystery in sight” air?
The comedy mystery aheadfollowing of mystery on boardwith whom he also acted Adam Sandlerpremiering on Netflix this Friday, March 31st.
Both these days were in Paris, where part of the plot of the film takes place. “In the first we were young, rookies. Now we understand the murder. We love murders!” Sandler joked.
“We like being married and we make each other laugh,” Aniston said. “Yes, we like being married and the only way to do that is in movies,” Sandler completed the sentence.
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