Hollywood mega-stars Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys open up about the crucial women? s health crusade that brought them together? the three actresses directed a series of short films for Lifetime entitled Five, about women and breast cancer that show how breast cancer affects women? s lives, families and friendships? oh, and they dish about husbands, boyfriends, and babies, too!
Glamour? s October issue is available on newsstands nationwide September 6, 2011 and digitally (iPad and Barnes & Noble Nook Color) on August 30, 2011.
Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys were photographed by Alexei Hay in New York City. Jennifer Aniston appears in the issue wearing a white Splendid tank, Hudson jeans and jewelry by Fred Leighton. Demi Moore sports a white 180 by Jean Yu tank, Levi? s jeans, Jack Vartanian necklace and Cartier ring. Alicia Keys joins them in a white T by Alexander Wang shirt, J Brand jeans, Ippolita ivory resin bangle (30 percent of proceeds from the sale of each bangle will benefit breast cancer awareness) and De Beers white gold and diamond bracelets.
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Check out what Jennifer shared with Glamour:
On wanting to bring the Five 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.]?
On putting her feet and handprints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? ? It was a milestone in my career, which was surreal because I still think I? m at the beginning of it. I remember when they told me about the honor, I thought, Really? I? ve never lost that feeling of ? oh God, I hope I get this job!? I don? t want to get too used to any of this because then entitlement sets in, and that? s the kiss of death.?
On what she looks for in a relationship? ? I would say I couldn? t be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness.?
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 bull--t, however entertaining.?
Check out what Demi shared with Glamour:
On raising awareness through her Five film Charlotte... ? 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.?
On the power of Twitter? ? I saw Twitter as this opportunity to connect with people and actually show a side of myself that is much lighter. And all of a sudden people were getting to know me, and I was connecting with people. At its core, Twitter is about sharing, and I think that in life we never feel better or more energized than when we? re giving to someone else.?
On what she gets giddy about? ? I? m an old-school romantic, so I get giddy when Ashton shows me another way of saying ? I love you? ? any little thought or gesture that? s playful or sweet. We leave Post-it notes for each other; some have been sticking up for five or six years! For me, it? s the small things.?
Check out what Alicia shared with Glamour:
On choosing to direct her Five 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.?
On reality music shows like American Idol? ? Initially, I felt like it was showing people that to be an artist you? re just supposed to get on TV. But as time passed, and the industry changed, I started thinking of it as an outlet for people who otherwise wouldn? t have any opportunity to be heard. Now I think it? s a good thing. When you? re talented, you? re talented.?
On the breakthrough moment she had while in Egypt (it inspired her son? s name too!)? ? It was a time of transition. There were certain people [I was working with] who weren? t right. I had friends who weren? t right anymore. I was tired and I had overworked myself and burnt myself out. So I went to Egypt by myself. When I saw what was built there, it made me understand how powerful we are, that we can create anything. And I felt like I needed to create things that were timeless too.?