Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Jennifer Aniston: Paps are like jailers

Published 18/12/2012

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston says being hounded by paparazzi feels like "false imprisonment".

The actress has taken part in the documentary $ellebrity which examines celebrity culture and photographers who make a living out of snapping stars. Jennifer finds it distressing to be followed by paparazzi whenever she steps out in public.

"You're disoriented. You can't see in front of you," Jennifer explained. "It's false imprisonment… When I'm in my car, they're surrounding my car. I can't see. They flash light bulbs; it's night-time, and my vision is impaired."

Other famous faces to give their views in the film directed by celebrity photographer Kevin Mazur, include Salma Hayek, Sheryl Crow, Marc Anthony and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to being in the public spotlight, with her romantic life constantly hitting the headlines.

The star attracted a great deal of attention when she dated Ben Affleck and found the constant speculation about their relationship hard to handle.

"When you're… in the tabloids all the time, you're, like, 'Well, maybe that part is true; maybe it wasn't,'" she explained. "Then, all of a sudden, you're a victim to what they're saying and what they're writing."

$ellebrity also tackles the emergence of reality television.

While many stars allow cameras to follow their every move for TV shows, Sir Elton John would never consider such a concept.

"It numbs my brain - and the people being called celebrities who have their own reality shows, I wanna kill them," he admitted.

© Cover Media

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More


From Belfast Telegraph