Jennifer Aniston is the cover girl of the January issue of Allure magazine. In an interview with the magazine, the actress talked about many things that included unfair motherhood expectations and one-sided judgement the society have placed on her and several other women like her for not having kids. Apart from the interview, the actress went topless for a photo shoot with her longtime hairstylist and pal Chris McMillan.
The “Cake” star, who has already earned a Golden Globe nomination, as well as early Oscar buzz for her role, said it is unfair that people put so much pressure on women about motherhood and consider them to be a failure if they are unable to accomplish having a baby. “I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women — that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated,” Aniston explained. “I don’t think it’s fair.”
Speaking about how motherhood is not only restricted to when a woman carries a baby in her womb and actually birth it, the “Friends” star said: “You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering — dogs, friends, friends’ children,” she added.
On how her fans and many have accused her of not wanting to be a mother because she’s so career driven to take off some time to get pregnant, have kids and nurse them, Ms Aniston said: “This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don’t want to be a mother, and how selfish that is,” she said. And apparently, those barbs still sting. “Even saying it gets me a little tight in my throat.”
Speaking about actor-director Justin Theroux to whom she’s been engaged to and how proud she’s of him, the 45-year-old Hollywood actress said: “I’m so proud of him. We have so much fun together,” she told Allure. “It was nice to learn how to sort of relinquish control and let someone really care deeply for you. It’s quite wonderful.”
Photo: Allure Magazine