Jennifer Aniston


Jennifer Aniston may not have been nominated for an Oscar this morning, but that's not about to slow her down.

She told me at last night's Cake premiere that she has big plans to direct a feature film.

"We're going to make it happen, but I have a lot of time," Aniston said. "We're just beginning."

Aniston's directing experience includes short film Room 10 starring Robin Wright and Kris Kristofferson and a segment in Five, an anthology on Lifetime about breast cancer with Patricia Clarkson, Josh Holloway and Ginnifer Goodwin.

She told me she was set to direct her first feature film about two years ago with Clarkson in the starring role.

Jennifer Aniston

Marc Malkin

"It fell through," Aniston said. "A job that I committed to that we didn't think was going to happen ended up happening and so it was heartbreaking."

Cake is set for release on Jan. 23. Aniston said she's "really excited" for fans to see it, but she's not one to sneak into theaters to see audience reaction.

"But there are people who do that," she said. "They go like from theater to theater to theater. That just seems like hell to me."

Aniston stars as a woman who finds herself addicted to prescription pills after a horrific accident leaves her with debilitating chronic pain. She also becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman (Anna Kendrick) from her chronic pain support group and her widow (Sam Worthington).

During filming, Aniston went to a Target with her prosthetic facial scars still in place.

"Nobody recognized me!" she recalled at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. "It was pretty awesome."

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