Jennifer Aniston knows all about the gossip surrounding her personal life, she just doesn’t care.
The 52-year-old “Friends” star poked fun at a long-standing rumor that has haunted her over the years in a new “Hollywood Reporter” interview, jokingly, “Am I still going to have twins? Am I going to be the miracle mother at 52? ”
Aniston, who has been divorced twice and has no children, also pointed to another double standard that she has faced for years:
“Men can get married as many times as they want, they can get married [younger] women in their 20s and 30s, ”he said. “Women can’t do that.”
The “Morning Show” actress explained that although she has not read a tabloid in “so long”, she feels that the role of scrutineer has been occupied by the public, thanks to social networks.
“It’s almost as if the media handed the sword to any Joe Schmo sitting behind a computer screen to be a troll or whatever they call him and intimidate people in the comment sections,” he said. “So, in a way, it’s like they change hands. And I don’t know why there is such a cruel streak in society. I often wonder what they get excited about. “
She added: “What the tabloids and the media did to people’s personal lives back then, ordinary people are doing now.”
Aniston was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005 and Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2017. She has also dated the likes of John Mayer and Vince Vaughn.
However, the “We Are the Millers” star noted that some women are surprisingly able to escape criticism:
“Dolly Parton never had children. But are people giving their shit about it? ”He asked THR. “No, no one has tried to put her on a white fence.”
But despite scrutiny about the triumphs and hardships in her personal life, Aniston said she doesn’t like to “sit comfortably in victimization” because it’s what she saw her late mother, Nancy Dow, do throughout her life.
“I knew this person was setting an example for me of what I would never want to be, and never will be,” he said. “I think it’s toxic and erodes your insides and your soul.”
Aniston explained that, in the midst of all the talk, she had to make a conscious effort to lift herself up.
“Either I’m going to give up on chocolates and live under my covers or I’m going to go out and find a creative outlet and thrive, and that’s what I did.”
But his confidence was not something that happened overnight. The “Morning Show” star admitted that she was once annoyed at being cast in romantic comedy roles and once even wondered, “Maybe I can’t. [get other roles]? Maybe there is a reason why no one [is giving me these opportunities]. ”
“Now, a lot of things are self-generated,” he explained, “which is great, since I wasn’t going to get the jobs that really interest me because the industry is not safe enough to say, ‘Yeah, let’s try that.'”
Aniston has now come to terms with the entirety of her CV and says she is still proud of her lighter roles that once made her feel ashamed.
“It’s work of a different caliber, but I love it, whatever happens, even if it’s a silly comedy with terrible reviews, it doesn’t matter if it brings me joy,” he said.
Still, Aniston is struggling to figure out if the current shape of the movie industry is her cup of tea.
“It’s not so glamorous anymore,” he said of the movie business. “It is gradually becoming about the followers of TikTok and Instagram.”
The “Just Go With It” star, who joined Instagram in October 2019, concluded: “It’s like, are we hiring now based on followers, not talent? Oh dear. And I’m losing touch. No I’m good at saying, ‘I’m going to stay relevant and join TikTok.’