Considering that she's not on social media, Jennifer Aniston keeps things slightly closer to the vest than most celebrities. But following an op-ed on scrutiny surrounding her changing body, the actress spoke candidly about feeling helpless and hitting walls.
While attending a Q&A at Italy's Giffoni Film Festival, Aniston was asked if she ever wakes up in the morning and doesn't know who she is. The star was visibly moved, saying "That moment has happened to me, like I can't even, there's not enough fingers and toes in this entire room to count how many times that moment has happened."
She went on to say the following:
"I mean, my gosh, we're all human beings at the end of the day, whether we're a waitress, or we're a baker, or we're a student ,or whatever we are—at the end of the day, you kind of can hit walls and think 'I can't go any farther.' Or, 'this is too much, my heart can't take it,' or 'the pain is too great.' Or, 'am I good enough? Can I, will I survive?' You just have to sort of somehow miraculously overcome.... And also know that your actors, your idols, your icons, whatever you call them, have all had that experience, or that moment, in their lives many, many times. There's nothing that separates us from you, because we all started at the same place. We all came out of nowhere. We were all born innocent little empty vessels, so don't punish yourself if you feel that. Go talk to people, and seek help and just always find something to inspire you."
Someone get Jennifer Aniston on Instagram, because we need more of this wisdom in our lives stat.
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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
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