‘Riverdale’ Star Camila Mendes Pays Homage to Jennifer Aniston as One of Her “favorite rom-com queens”

Published 02/09/2024, 1:46 AM EST

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In Tinseltown, plenty will attest that Jennifer Aniston is not only a charmer for her worldwide fans but for the artists within the industry as well. The charm is undeniable, and the talent is noteworthy, and as it culminates; it brings to the world decades of remarkable performances and countless instances of guilty pleasure hacks of binge fest. While the public already hails Aniston as the queen of romcoms, the crown of acclamation recently caved in from the budding actress of the very successful Netflix original, Riverdale’s Camila Mendes.

Conversing about her Valentine’s week debut rom-com, Upgraded, Mendes mentioned Aniston, especially after emerging as a popular choice for rom-com herself. 

Camila Mendes crowns Jennifer Aniston with a special tag

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In an exclusive interview with ETimes, Camila Mendes shed some light on the figures of inspiration within the industry while talking about her upcoming rom-com, Upgraded. Focusing on the several teen dramas of the rom-com trope she has performed in the publication asked her opinion of having tapped the title of ‘Gen-Z’s rom-com queen’. Not only did she reply with humility about having been “honored” by the “kind” gesture, but even mentioned that her own “favorite rom-com queens are Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston”. 

Exchanging further about what Mendes “looks for in movies”, she said that her search in the movies is about “something that’s grounded and that feels relatable.” She also referred to her inclination to “character-driven stories” which in turn in abundance suffices her choices for the favorite rom-com queens, especially Aniston. The reason? Well, if one remembers clearly, one of the timeless character imprints of all time by Aniston was Kate Mosley from Picture Perfect.

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Therefore, it makes all the more sense why Mendes chose Aniston. However, Camila Mendes is not the only Hollywood personality who is banking on Jennifer Aniston as a figure of inspiration.

Jennifer Aniston inspired this Hollywood actress’s red-carpet appearance

Jennifer Aniston’s inspiration in Hollywood extends beyond her title of “rom-com queen” as her choices of fashion often set trends for tomorrow. At this year’s Golden Globes, Aniston was seen rocking an updated version of the iconic Rachel haircut, which created massive traffic since its inception. Taking inspiration from her style palette, Penélope Cruz made an appearance at the Governors Awards, flexing a similarly layered bob hairdo.

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Cruz reportedly appeared for the promotions of her upcoming movie Ferrari. To complement her Rachel hairstyle, the actress paired a classic white Chanel dress. While Cruz may have checked out Aniston’s core styling tips this year, Camila Mendes’ recent mention of the actress makes it a point that Aniston’s fan following outnumbers the ordinary to reach for the extraordinary.

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What do you think of Camila Mendes’ mention of Jennifer Aniston? Let us know in the comments below!

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Anushka Bhattacharya

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I'm Anushka Bhattacharya, an entertainment journalist at Netflix Junkie. Armed with a degree in literature, I once wielded my words to catalyze change within society through my work with NGOs. However, as I stumbled into the exuberant hole of crime thrillers and documentaries on Netflix, it was love at first sight and pushed me into entertainment journalism.

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