Almost six months after announcing her divorce from Justin Theroux, Jennifer Aniston says she is not heartbroken, but she could be ready to put Hollywood life behind her and move to Europe. In the new issue of InStyle, Aniston explains that right now the world is challenging because of the scrutiny and the way people interact, and there is bad behavior all around. So, sometimes she thinks it would be best to leave town.
“There have been moments when I would just love to get out of Dodge and move to Switzerland— or somewhere — and start anew,” Aniston said.
The Friends star added that sometimes she thinks she would just like to ‘have this s*** behind” her. “Does it really matter? Are we really doing anything? What is my life’s purpose?” Aniston asked.
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Aniston says that every seven years she evaluates her life and tries to “sum up” what she is doing and what her focus is. She says she is trying to make better choices after going through a period where she said yes to projects that she shouldn’t have. But, she thought “How dare I say no?”
But now, Aniston says that she is trying to get better at saying no, and instead, she wants to be involved with projects that matter like `a la Dumpin’, The Goree Girls, and The Fixer, which is about crisis manager Denise White.
In the InStyle interview, Aniston also talked about the sexual harassment and sexism she has encountered in Hollywood, but it wasn’t always men who treated her badly. The 49-year-old revealed that she has definitely experienced different “sloppy moves” made by other actors, but she handled it by walking away.
However, she has never had anyone in a position of power make her feel uncomfortable or leverage that power over her. But, in her personal experience, it is women in the industry who have treated her the worst both verbally and energetically.
After her 2005 split from Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston quickly went from the most loved celebrity to the most victimized star (Op-Ed)
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Aniston added that the tabloid coverage of her over the past two decades is where she has experienced her fair share of sexism. She says that the media picks women apart and pits them against one another based on their looks, clothing, and other superficial elements.
She also said that when a Hollywood couple breaks up, the woman is the scorned failure who is “left sad and alone.” Aniston asks, “When was the last time you read about a divorced, childless man referred to as a spinster?”
When it comes to the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, she believes lasting change will only come if people do a better job of listening to one another. Jennifer Aniston says that it is long overdue, and both men and women need to be a part of the conversation.