In an interview with Carson Daly on Today, Jennifer Aniston opened up about the constant pressure she receives about becoming a mom.
The 45-year-old star was candid when asked about the topic:
“I don’t have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done, and…if they’re not checked, then I’ve failed some part of my feminism or my being a woman or my worth and my value as a woman because I haven’t birthed a child. I’ve birthed a lot of things, and I feel like I’ve mothered many things. And I don’t feel like it’s fair to put that pressure on people.”
The Horrible Bosses star was at a loss as to why so many people are interested in her personal life. “If you have an answer to that please let me know, I don’t know,” she said.
There’s only been about a billion stories centered around Aniston getting married or having children since Friends and her former marriage to Brad Pitt made her one of the most famous people alive.
Jennifer also talked about her career since the TV comedy that made her a household name. “I’ve had an incredible evolution. I keep seeing these little lifetimes that I lived, and they’re all so wonderful. They all served me so well…I feel very grateful to my evolution and my history. I would never exchange it for anything.”
Aniston has had one of the most intriguing professional careers of any actress over the last two decades. It’s nearly impossible to reestablish yourself after being involved in a role (Rachel Green) that is so identifiable yet Jennifer has managed to do just that with an impressive list of film credits.
Aniston is engaged to actor Justin Theroux who currently stars in HBO’s hit new drama The Leftovers.