Jennifer Aniston is getting candid about her late mother Nancy Dow in a recent interview.
The actress is currently making her press rounds for her new Netflix show titled Dumplin', in which she plays the role of a former pageant queen. When Aniston's plus-sized daughter decides to follow in her mother's footsteps in an attempt to make a point about beauty standards, Aniston's character is none too pleased.
And according to the 49-year-old, there were a lot of similarities between the mother/daughter dynamic in Dumplin' and the mother/daughter dynamic that played out in real life with Aniston's mother, Nancy Dow. According to People, Aniston opened up to the Sunday Telegraph about the strained relationship that she shared with her mother and how it relates to her new role.
"One of the reasons I really loved the mother-daughter aspect of it was because it was very similar in a way to what my mother, and our relationship, was," Aniston stated. "She was a model and she was all about presentation and what she looked like and what I looked like."
"I did not come out the model child she'd hoped for and it was something that really resonated with me, this little girl just wanting to be seen and wanting to be loved by a mom who was too occupied with things that didn't quite matter."