in their own words: jennifer aniston

As featured in UK Red Magazine, May 2011

{words & images via Red Magazine}
on her universal appeal: “You know what? I think people just want to laugh. There’s so much going on in the world right now weighing heavy on everybody’s minds and hearts, that you want to just get out there and disappear and be silly and have a laugh. At other people just being silly.”
on dealing with the fame-game: “Fame is an odd beast. Because it’s not real. There’s nothing real about it. Sometimes, you wake up and think, “I don’t know if I’m as big as this beast. Will today be the day when it gets me?” Because you’re only one person like everybody else, with veins and a heart, and yet you’re projected as almost superhuman. There’s certain things that come with that – cameras in your face, lies, rumours, the part of you that wants to give and the part you have to keep desperately to yourself. Because there’s so much that’s picked at or taken or wanted.”
on running off with George Clooney: *laughs uproariously* “That would definitely shut up the world! I could call up George, say, “Hon, let’s just get hitched and have kids…” I should take George to lunch and we can figure out how to put an end to all this… Ha! Well… No.”
on choosing between great love or an amazing career: “That’s a no-brainer. I would choose the love of my life. The truth is, you can’t have just the love, either. You have to have a balance in life. You also have to have your own personal love: what inspires you, what excites you when you wake up in the morning.”
on the importance of friendships: “Where would you be without friends? Where would you be without people to pick you up when you need lifting? As we know, myself and a lot of my friends, we’ve come from homes that were far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends, and vice versa. Your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.”

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