Jennifer Aniston has responded to assumptions of sacrificing her chance to be a mother for her acting career in her new cover story for The Hollywood Reporter.
The FRIENDS fame slammed people for making remarks about her life without knowing anything about her 'personal' or 'medical' history in the profile, which was published Wednesday.
In a previous interview with Vanity Fair, Aniston, after her split with Brad Pitt in 2016, had shared that she 'always wanted to have children' and said: 'I did and I do and I will!'
Aniston shot to fame with her stint on FRIENDS and has been an in-demand star in the 1990s and 2000s, but that has left her fans and critics feeling comfortable enough to make unwarranted assumptions about her private life, as reported by Daily Mail.
Aniston admitted that 'people certainly project onto you,' but she said her 'job' was to 'show you what I’m capable of, and you decide if you want to subscribe.'
“I used to take it all very personally — the pregnancy rumours and the whole ‘Oh, she chose career over kids’ assumption,” she said.
“It’s like, ‘You have no clue what’s going with me personally, medically, why I can’t … can I have kids?’ They don’t know anything,' she continued, calling the rampant speculation 'hurtful' and 'just nasty.'
During her conversation, Aniston also expressed her views about women's value being assessed based on whether or not they're married and have had children. She said, "I guess we’re in deep s***."'
“No one’s tried to put her in a white picket fence,” she said.
The Horrible Bosses actress pointed out the 'double standard' that many men benefit from. “Men can be married as many times as they want to, they can marry [younger] women in their 20s or 30s. Women aren’t allowed to do that,” she said.
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Aniston also reacted to Matt Damon's contention of too much publicity can make audiences less interested in seeing an actor on the big screen.
She called it a 'fine line to walk' to maintain an air of 'mystery' while still living her life. The pandemic had made it easier for the We're The Millers actress to disengage, as she dealt more with 'agoraphobia' now, reported Daily Mail.
“I used to be like, ‘Let’s go to dinner,’ and now I’m like, ‘No, let’s not. Come over, come over, come over.’”
Aniston also stressed that she had only been to five different restaurants since the start of the pandemic, and she liked to stick with those establishments because they required proof of vaccination to enter.
“You know, someone literally called me a ‘liberal Vax-hole’ the other day. I don’t understand the disconnect right now, being bullied for wanting people not to be sick? I mean, that’s what we’re talking about,” she said.