A friend sent over the wildly insulting letter being given to the crew of “the Baster”, the Jennifer Aniston comedy that starts filming today in NYC. The letter reminds everyone that the media will go to any lengths to get pictures of Jennifer Aniston standing outside in a coat. Pictures like that would be the biggest scoop of the year. I hope no one get’s killed. The letter ends with this (confusing words like “talking”, thankfully explained):
Since we will be dealing with the paparazzi on this film, we would like to present some guidelines of what we can and can not do:1. No Touching the paparazzi. This includes pushing, pulling, or punching.2. No Talking to the paparazzi. This includes any words that come out of your mouth and are directed toward a member of the paparazzi. 3. No Acknowledging the paparazzi. This includes making gestures and exchanging glances.
Then it says anyone who breaks the rules will be fired immediately. Tough, but they know what they're doing. You don’t get to make Hollywood movies unless you know how people think. For example, they felt the turkey-baster insemination joke was so strong they built an entire movie around it. The joke is 30 years old now, meaning 30 times as funny. If she dresses up as a man to spy on her boyfriend, or works on a candy assembly line that moves very fast, I may have to see it three or four times just to hear these timely jokes over all the laughter.
(image source of her on the set today = pacific coast)