Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, and Alicia Keys get close on the cover of Glamour magazine’s October 2011 issue, on newsstands Tuesday (September 6).
I love these three — well, Demi Moore, not really! She stole and wrecked Ashton Kutcher!
Here’s what the ladies, who directed short films for Lifetime’s Five, had to share:
Jen, on wanting to bring the project to life: “We were intrigued by the challenge of creating short stories that would defy audiences’ expectation of the subject. We wanted to balance the drama with humor and irreverence because that’s what’s helped our friends who’ve faced this get through their treatment. We wanted stories that were informative without being heavy-handed. Oh, and they needed to be brilliantly written. Other than that, our goals were small. [Laughs.]”
Jen, on not believing what you read in the tabloids: “There’s not nearly as much stealing and obsessing and middle-of-the-night secret calls to ex-boyfriends and scheming and cheating [as they lead you to believe]. Most of it’s just bulls—, however entertaining.”
Demi, on raising awareness: “I think that so often there is that ‘out of sight, out of mind’ feeling, like breast cancer is happening to other people, not you. Before this project came up. Even I really didn’t want to pay attention. I feel that this came to me to make me pay attention.”
Alicia, on directing her film, Lili: “After I read the scripts, I felt like this was something important, and I wanted to be a part of it. I chose Lili because she’s close to my age and I understood the family dynamic. I had an immediate idea of what I could bring to it.”
For more from Jennifer, Demi, and Alicia, visit Glamour.com!