Jennifer Aniston's award-nominated performance in Cake: watch trailer

Published Wednesday, Jan 14 2015, 10:41 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Jennifer Aniston has been receiving rave reviews and a slew of award nominations for her role in new movie Cake and we'll be able to see her performance for ourselves when the movie is released in the UK next month.

The former Friends star has been widely praised for her harrowing and at times darkly comedic performance as a chronic pain sufferer who becomes fascinated by the suicide of another woman in her support group.

Her powerful portrayal has already earned her prestigious nominations including 'Best Actress in a Drama' at the Golden Globe Awards, and there has been talk of an Academy Award nod when those are announced soon.

As well as her acting, Jen's bold decision to go make-up free for the movie has also been widely discussed.

Jennifer Aniston in Cake, in UK cinemas on 20 February.

Jennifer Aniston in Cake: official poster

We're used to seeing her with a bronzed glow and swishing her luscious locks on the red carpet, but in Cake she's practically unrecognisable as the dowdy Claire Bennett, who shuns make-up and grooming.

She also has scars across her body as a result of a car crash.

Jen said recently that going make-up free on film was "so fabulous—so dreamy and empowering and liberating. The only time I had to sit in the makeup chair was just for the scars."

Cake arrives in UK cinemas on 20 February.

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