Jennifer Aniston back to shock in Horrible Bosses 2

Jennifer Aniston in Horrible Bosses 2
Jennifer Aniston in Horrible Bosses 2
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She’s the woman who has graced the front covers of hundreds of magazines in the past two decades.

She’s the woman every man wants to meet and the woman every other woman wants to be, attracted by her famous good looks and her girl-next-door charm.

But if you’re thinking of seeing Jennifer Aniston’s latest movie, expecting a sweet, inoffensive rom-com, it’s probably best you don’t take your granny!

Horrible Bosses 2 hit cinema screens across the country this week, with Jennifer reprising her role as a raunchy, sex-addicted dentist.

And she’s loving playing a character that is the polar opposite of the one that made her a worldwide star, as Rachel in Friends.

“I just love her,” she said. “She’s quite snazzy, I loved putting on her wardrobe, her wig and her accessories.

“In the use of language, this character is as far away from the real me as I can get,” she added.

Jennifer plays randy dentist, Dr Julia Harris, a former boss of one of the main characters in the film, Dale (Charlie Day).

In the original movie, she sexually harasses him in the extreme, to the point where he and his two friends - Nick (Jason Bateman) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikas) - try to murder her (and their own equally horrible bosses).

In Horrible Bosses 2, Dr Harris turns to sexual blackmail. She inadvertently becomes involved when the three lads’ latest money-making scheme - an invention called the Shower Buddy - is foiled by a ruthless businessman and, instead of murder to get revenge, they hatch a kidnap plan.

Jason Bateman explained: “Having quit their jobs and put everything into this venture, they are screwed beyond belief. And there’s no question of trying to rectify the situation in a legal way because they don’t have the resources for a legal battle.”

Jennifer’s hilarious dentist character becomes involved and her demands make it clear she will stoop to any depths to get her way and chalk up another sexual conquest.

“It’s hysterical to play a role of a woman who is completely obsessed with sex,” she said. “She doesn’t think she’s doing anything wrong or deviant.

“She’s trying to better herself. She’s now in a sex-addiction group and we’re thinking that she’s doing pretty well this time.

“But I think she knows that everyone at those meetings is vulnerable and on the verge of falling off the wagon, so for her it’s another avenue of flirtation. She’s not well, she’s just not.”

Her sexual openness leaves little to the imagination either, which will be a surprise to some of her fans.

“I loved the script. I think we were trying to out-squirm each other with what we had to say, which was fun,” she said. “Charlie, in particular, is game for anything, but he blushes easily. He’s adorable.”

Film director Sean Anders revealed: “Jennifer took this character pretty far out in the first movie, so we sat down with her for the new story and, to our surprise and delight, her note was ‘can we push it even further?’ Can I be crazier? She was really up for anything and so funny.

“She came up with a lot of outrageous language that we worked into the dialogue. She really had a lot of fun with that character.”

So what about that distinctly un-Rachel-like language?

“If you’re already going there, you might as well go all the way,” she said. “Although there were a couple of suggestions for lines that I was given to say and I just couldn’t, I couldn’t utter the words.”

Some sequels fail to live up to the original movie, but if anything, this is even funnier than the first. And once again some big names join the crew in unlikely comedy roles.

Chris Pine (Star Trek, Shadow Recruit) becomes the victim and then master of his own kidnap attempt, as a way to get back at his controlling father, played by award winner, Christopher Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds).

And after his brilliant performance as a deplorable boss in the first film, Kevin Spacey returns to rile the error-prone trio again.

But it is the return of Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx, as the almost naive tough-guy advisor, Dean ‘MF’ Jones, that bring many of the laughs.

Director Anders said: “Jamie has such an effortless way of being funny. He’s an incredible actor, he sings and he comes from a sketch comedy and improv background, so he’s just one of those guys who can do it all, a consummate performer.

“There was no question that he could keep up with the Bateman-Day-Sudeikis onslaught and he does. He’s amazingly funny.”

Horrible Bosses 2 (Cert 15) is in cinemas across the UK from today (Friday, November 28, 2014).