Jennifer Aniston opens up on Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, kids and dyslexia in her new interview with The Hollywood Reporter
Jennifer Aniston graces the cover of The Hollywood Reporter this week and gives what could be her most candid interview to date.
The actress, who looks beautiful in the accompanying photos, speaks openly about everything from her failed marriage to Brad Pitt, her often strained relationship with her mother and the tricky subject of kids, to her anger issues and struggle with dyslexia.
Jen also talks about her love of meditation and her need to control, but there are also moments of fun and playfulness, when she reveals she’s obsessed with TV show The Bachelor. Intrigued? Here are our favourite quotes from the interview:
On Justin Theroux: ‘It was his humour, mainly. He’s the easiest guy to hang around. He was so completely in his skin. It was the first time I remember being so comfortable [with a romantic interest], like with all my gay friends.’
On having kids: ‘Listen, that’s a topic 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.’
On her mum: ‘She was critical. She was very critical of me. Because she was a model, she was gorgeous, stunning. I wasn’t. I never was. I honestly still don’t think of myself in that sort of light, which is fine. She was also very unforgiving. She would hold grudges that I just found so petty.’
On her split from Brad Pitt: ‘We’re not really in daily communication. But we wish nothing but wonderful things for each other. Nobody did anything wrong. You know what I mean? It was just like, sometimes things [happen]. If the world could only 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.’
On learning she was dyslexic: ‘I thought I wasn’t smart. I just couldn’t retain anything. Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma-dies, tragedies, dramas were explained.’
Read the whole interview at The Hollywood Reporter.