Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd are gracing the pages of GQ magazine in the latest issue, promoting their new movie “Wanderlust,” though they also manage to talk about Aniston’s pregnancy rumors and their history of working together.
“I’m not having triplets. Not having twins. Nor am I having one baby. [lifts up sweater and gestures to belly; it appears flat] I did not elope… You heard it here. I’m not knocked up now,” says Aniston.
Aniston and Rudd on whether – being they’re such longtime friends – it’s weird to kiss on-screen:
Jennifer: “Nah. I’ve kissed him for years.”
Paul: “We’ve made out for decades.”
On “Wanderlust” being about a marriage at a turning point and whether that resonated with them in their lives:
Paul: “I think most marriages, mine included, you’re constantly tending the garden, constantly working at it.”
Jennifer: “It’s a growing, literally living thing. There’s going to be growing pains, there’s going to be awkward moments–your lanky phase, your pimpled phase. I think that’s the beauty of a relationship. But if the road starts to…”
Jennifer: “…and one person is growing this way and the other is growing that way… Sometimes that can happen and you can stay together, and sometimes you can’t.”
On their own Wanderlust-like hippie experiences:
Jennifer: “In Laurel Canyon, we were very familiar with hippies. I mean, I bathed. But I also wouldn’t call myself a Beverly Hills person in any way. I was a more earthy girl for sure.”
Paul: “In my freshman year of college, I started growing my hair long. I thought, It’ll be kind of cool to be crunchy. But that was pretty short-lived. And that kind of morphed into wearing thrift-store clothes–the next step of hippiedom. I got very poetic about it: ‘Clothes should be transitory, man. We should pass them on to others….’ Then somebody older than me said, ‘Oh God, I would never go in a thrift store. I don’t want to wear pants that somebody else has farted in.’ It was like a thunderbolt. I thought, You know what? I don’t want to, either! And that was it.”
Aniston on recently turning 40, “Forty’s great! … Oh, my God, my thirties blew! Forties are great.”
The GQ issue hits newsstands Tuesday, Feb. 21. In the meantime, you can read the full interview with Jennifer and Paul at GQ’s website.