In a typical week, Jennifer Aniston is rumored to be pregnant, already secretly married, and still in love with Brad Pitt. And all that gossip makes her miserable, confided Aniston in a Hollywood Reporter interview.
The usually private actress revealed what she really thinks about kids, her relationship with Brad Pitt, and her secret guilty pleasures. She also discussed her previously hidden struggles with dyslexia.
Although she was snubbed when it came to an Oscar nominations for her much-heralded role in Cake, Aniston emphasized that at 45, she’s proud of her acting skills since first appearing in Friends.
In Cake, Aniston played a woman addicted to painkiller medication, as the Inquisitr reported. The actress known for her dedication to a healthy diet and yoga had to give up both regimens to gain weight for the role. Jennifer views it as a turning point in her career.
But those who think that she’s never suffered in real life are wrong, she says. Jennifer feels that she suffered both in terms of her education and her self-esteem by failing to get diagnosed with dyslexia until her early 20s. But when she did finally get a correct diagnosis, it changed her self-image.
“I thought I wasn’t smart. I just couldn’t retain anything,” Jennifer recalled. “Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma-dies, tragedies, dramas were explained.”
Also making a dramatic difference in her life was Aniston’s role in the long-running series Friends as Rachel. But she had to stand up for herself to get the role.
“They wanted me to audition for [the part of] Monica, and I read the script and I didn’t want to do the Monica role. I wanted to do Rachel.”
That achievement eventually provided her with $1 million per episode. Aniston still gets residuals. But while she’s financially secure, Jennifer says that she still has her share of personal problems.
The actress admits that she really wants to keep her wedding plans, if any private, as well as the issue of whether she and finance Justin Theroux are trying to get pregnant or want to have children. But she does say that they’re doing all that they can with regard to kids.
“We don’t have a date, [but] I wouldn’t tell you if we did. Listen, that’s a topic [having children] that’s so exhausted. I get nervous around that, just because it’s very personal. Who knows if it’s going to happen? It’s been a want. We’re doing our best.”
Aniston is also frustrated with the rumors about her relationship with Brad Pitt, charging the media with making up stories about the two.
“We’re not in daily communication,” clarified Jennifer. “But we wish nothing but wonderful things for each other.”
However, she does wish that people would stop inventing tales.
“If the world only could just stop with the stupid, soap-opera bullsh*t. There’s no story. I mean, at this point it’s starting to become — please, give more credit to these human beings.”
But life does hold its pleasures, emphasizes Jennifer. Among them is her love for The Bachelor.
“Justin and I, just for fun, watched — and two hours later, we were addicted. It was like junk food. We were sad when it ended,” she recalled of her first exposure to the ABC show.
But although she views that show as junk food, Jennifer rarely indulges in sweets in real life. And with the filming of Cake over, she can return to her regular weight loss plan to shed the pounds that she gained. That means sticking to a low-carb diet and intense cardio plan, reported Good Housekeeping.
Aniston’s trainer Mandy Ingber praised her client for her consistency. Known as a yoga guru, Mandy also commented on Jennifer’s determination and ability to achieve balance.
“She works on her body. It doesn’t just happen. She does a little bit of everything, but she’s very moderate — it’s so good to have something manageable that you can do on a very consistent basis.”
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