In 2014, movie audiences were shocked to see actress Jennifer Aniston with scars on her face at a cemetery in Los Angeles. Sometime between March and April in 2014, the Friends actress was spotted in public with scars on her forehead, chin, and neck.

It was later known that she had undergone makeup with prosthetics for her role in the movie Cake. The place where she was first seen by onlookers was where one particular scene of the movie was to be shot.  

In the movie, she portrayed a grieving mother suffering from chronic pain sustained from a car accident. In Cake, Aniston was seen alongside Anna Kendrick and Sam Worthington. The movie bombed at the box office; however, her face scar is remembered even today. 

What Did Jennifer Aniston Say about Her Face Scar?

It is understood that Aniston worked in the movie without the regular makeup apart from the scars manufactured by the makeup artist.

Talking at The Contenders 2014 at the DGA Theater on Sunset Boulevard in California, the Bruce Almighty actress spoke about her work in the movie. She described the opportunity to work in a film without traditional movie makeup as "so fabulous, and so dreamy and empowering and liberating."

Talking further about the movie and her role as Claire Simmons, Aniston said, "It's our little love project. When I read the script, I was ready to disappear." However, the no-makeup concept brought her character to life and successfully reflected the hardships faced by Simmons. 

During the event, Aniston stressed keeping movie productions alive in California. As per her, this is "our industry," and filmmakers "should be able to make our movies here."

Furthermore, in an interview with Cosmopolitan in December 2014, she talked about going physically unattractive to "get recognization and respect of some sort." "Oh, finally, she's acting!" Aniston joked. 

Aniston's Face Scar Got Her Work Recognized

Even though the movie did not do well in theaters, Aniston's work was appreciated. Her powerful acting tagged with real-looking makeup made her character a real standout.

She was nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama category at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards and was later in line for Screen Actors Guild Awards in Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

However, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres expressed her shock after learning that Aniston wasn't nominated for an Oscar for her work in the 2014 drama feature.

Despite being limited only to nominations, the recognition for her acting chops proves that Aniston's work in the movie Cake did not go unnoticed. 

Another fascinating thing about Aniston's work in this particular movie is that many seem to notice her acting pedigree. She is widely known for her comedic roles and comic timings, and much of that credit goes to her long-time affiliation with hit TV Sitcom Friends, which is now considered a classic.

Even though the popular show wrapped up after the successful ten seasons in 2004, her character Rachel Green is still celebrated by fans worldwide. However, the Aniston that we see in Cake is the polar opposite of Green, which proves her acting range, especially in a primarily dramatic movie.