Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, and Alicia Keys are Glamour magazine\’s October 2011 issue cover girls promoting their short film for Lifetime called Five. The two hour series focuses on women and breast cancer and shows how it affects women\’s lives, families and friendships and also includes Patricia Clarkson, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Rosario Dawson.
Jennifer Aniston on Mia:
“We want people to walk away with hope and information but feel incredibly entertained. Cancer affects all of us, whether you\’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, patient. These films touch on that reality. The film I directed is called Mia, and it\’s about a woman who takes her diagnosis as a death sentence and gives upâ€”only to discover she\’s gone into remission. We want people to know it is very possible to conquer breast cancer.”
Demi Moore on Charlotte, a little girl who watches her mother die of breast cancer and becomes determined to help others with the disease:
“I\’ve known people affected by breast cancer, and since I finished the project, someone in our family has also been diagnosed. But 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. What I\’ve learned from all the work Ashton and I do is that we so often don\’t address any cause with enough urgency.”
Alicia Keys on Lili, a 35-year-old whose breast cancer forces her to work through her relationship with her mother
“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.”
And from Jen, on what’s written about her 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 bullsâ€”, however entertaining.”
To read more about the lovely ladies, visit Glamour Magazine’s website.
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