MARLO THOMAS
01/26/2015 10:09 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Making Of Cake, From Jennifer Aniston (VIDEO)

What appealed to Jennifer Aniston about her recent role in Cake? "[Claire] was such a beautifully layered, complex character," Jennifer says, "there was so much to explore -- it was like a soufflé, and I was just drooling." Jen knew right away that she wanted to play Claire Bennett. "It's not often that you read a screenplay and you can't put it down," Jen says "I just fell in love with her." Cake's screenwriter Patrick Tobin actually submitted the screenplay to a writing competition, where director Daniel Barnz was a judge. Tobin won the competition, and Barnz asked him if he could make the screenplay into a movie. "I feel like we've all taken a leap," Jen says, "we were a team that worked really well together."

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