WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 16: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the premiere of Lifetime's 'Call Me Crazy: A Five Film' at Pacific Design Center on April 16, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) By Jason Merritt
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jennifer Aniston may have played a terrible manager in the 2011 comedy “Horrible Bosses,” but in real life the actor turned-director/producer says she’s a total “pushover” when in charge.
Aniston executive produced the upcoming television movie “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film,” a compilation of short films about mental illness premiering April 20 on Lifetime.
At the movie’s premiere Tuesday in Los Angeles Aniston admitted she’s a hardworking, no-nonsense boss who loves seeing a film come together from the ground up.
Though audiences are used to watching the “Friends” actress in big budget blockbusters, Aniston finds passion projects like “Call Me Crazy” most-fulfilling.
“These are the things you wake up excited about,” she said.
The film’s star-studded cast and directors include Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Leo and Ashley Judd.