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JenAn 'ready for edgy part'

Published 04/06/2015

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is determined to find the part that will land her an Oscar nomination.

The actress has been a favourite with audiences since her Friends days and has enjoyed a successful career since the show ended in 2004.

Her role in this year's Cake let people know she could master serious acting, and now sources say Jennifer is determined to show there's more to her than being funny.

"She knows that there are edgy roles out there and she'd be willing to fund an indie film in order to get one," an insider told American OK!

"But at the same time, Jen would much rather be approached to star in someone else's project. She doesn't want anyone thinking that she's buying her success."

It was thought Cake would earn Jennifer her first Academy Award nomination, but she lost out to actresses Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon.

However, she did get a Golden Globes nod for her turn as Claire in the drama.

"Jen narrowly missed out on an Oscar nomination for Cake, so she's desperate to get the lead in another drama. She wants to be on that podium next awards season," the source said.

She's not tuning her back on comedy just yet though and is set to star in new flick Mean Moms which will be similar to Lindsay Lohan's teenage movies Mean Girls. It will reunite Jennifer with Horrible Bosses 2 director Sean Anders.

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