'Horrible Bosses' premiere: Jennifer Aniston goes over big as a bad girl
Jennifer Aniston looked tan and sleek in Balenciaga at the premiere of "Horrible Bosses" on Thursday at Grauman's Chinese Theatre — a look that served her well in the film, which has her playing a sex-crazed dentist, often wearing lingerie or just a white dentist's jacket and underwear.
The only other person caught onscreen in underwear is funnyman P.J. Byrne, who plays an Ivy League graduate so down on his luck that he convinces the film's protagonists, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, that it is better to kill their horrible bosses than to quit their jobs during a recession.
The aforementioned stars jovially ambled down the red carpet alongside their "murder consultant" Jamie Foxx and costars Julie Bowen and Lindsay Sloane, as well as screenwriters John Francis Daley, Michael Markowitz and Jonathan Goldstein, and the film's director, Seth Gordon. (Click the pics for more photos from the red carpet.)
Aniston said her racy role, in which she relentlessly sexually harasses Day, "was incredibly fun to play, especially since it's the kind of role that a guy would normally play."
The screenwriters said they had her in mind when they wrote the role. "Isn't that incredible?" Aniston said. "I love a man with an imagination."
Many questions were asked about the cast and crew's worst bosses, but most refused to answer them since a lot of those bosses are presumably still working — and powerful — in Hollywood. Byrne, however, did reveal a story about a man he called "the starer," who stared at his employees in a really creepy way. But Bateman said he'd never had a bad boss, having been lucky enough to work in film and TV most of his life.
"Obviously I have no complaints," he said. "There are people with real jobs or looking for real jobs."
Foxx said he's a good boss. "There are only a few things that I get particular about." With "songs dropping," Foxx has his plate full writing "Damage Control," a new show for HBO.
Gordon is similarly busy with work on a remake of the 1980s thriller "War Games."
"We're gonna update it," he said. "Politics have changed a lot, technology has changed a lot, hacking has changed a lot."
After the film, folks decamped to SBE's glitzy, nautical-themed Colony for short ribs, truffle mashed potatoes and blueberry martinis. Byrne, palling around with actor Nicholas D'Agosto, whom he worked alongside in the upcoming "Final Destination 5," revealed there that he calls his underwear in the film his "tighty reddies" — and that he may or may not wear said underwear regularly.
— Jessica Gelt
Photos: Jennifer Aniston, top, and Jamie Foxx with model Britt Loren, left, at the "Horrible Bosses" premiere in Hollywood on Thursday. Credits: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press, top; Robyn Beck / Agence France-Press / Getty Images.