We’ve loved Jennifer Aniston ever since she first burst onto our screens as the lovable Rachel in Friends way back in 1994.
However by playing this defining character for a decade, Aniston was inevitably typecast for years to come. Speaking about her career in a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the star has confessed that she didn’t always make the right career choices.
The Friends alum told the magazine that there was a period when she just couldn’t say no to movie offers. “I’m a bit of a people pleaser,” she explains. “I’ve got to stop. Some of the movies I’ve made, I bow my head in slight shame over.” Oh poor Jen…
It’s unclear which period Jen is referring too because the workaholic actress has made at least one film a year since 2001. Having said this, movies such as The Bounty Hunter, Love Happens, and her Adam Sandler collaboration Just Go With It were heavily slated by the critics...
While these may not have been Oscar worthy performances, we think Jen is being a bit harsh on her self. Sometimes nothing beats an Aniston rom-com, eh?!
In recent years Jen has secured some more critically acclaimed parts, and she views her lead in the film Cake (for which she was Oscar nominated) as a turning point in her acting career.
“I feel a sense of freedom that I hadn’t necessarily felt before,” Aniston says.
“Also, you have to start taking chances in an industry that’s very insecure about taking chances on people. People forget who actors are. They say, ‘You’re too known to play that part. You can’t disappear.’ And we’re like, ‘Give us a chance. We’ll disappear.’”
In the same honest interview the actress also opened up about married life with Justin Theroux, and it appears it’s going swimmingly.
“Married life is so normal and fun and not much different. We felt married for so long,” Jen said.
The pair are living up to married stereotypes and enjoying a quieter pace of life.
“I really have to love something to be leaving my home, my dogs, my husband. The older you get, the more you realize that,” she said.
Ahhh, we love you Jen!