Questions have swirled about when Jennifer Aniston will tie the knot with fiancé Justin Theroux, and while the actress isn’t sharing clues about the impending nuptials in her new interview with Glamour magazine, she’s opening up about other aspects of her life.
The “Friends” star graces the cover of the magazine’s September issue, where she proudly wears her engagement ring. The issue hits newsstands Aug. 6.
Her father, “Days of Our Lives” star John Aniston, didn’t want her to become an actress because he feared she would be hurt by rejection.
But she was drawn to it. Describing herself as “a terrible student,” Aniston, 44, said that she grew up writing skits in class and perform them during recess.
“I would goof in class, make everybody laugh, get kicked out, and stand in the hall, which I was thrilled to do. But then I went to the Performing Arts high school in New York and found a place where I could do all that for real,” she said.
Aniston knew she was good at acting, she added.
“I didn’t have family support; [my parents] broke up early. There was a lot of emotional strife to sift through as a kid. So I wasn’t sitting there thinking about acting. I was trying to keep people sane,” she said. “Being funny became a survival technique.”
During the interview, Sudeikis covered a wide range of topics, including her early career and personal style.
He also mentioned Aniston’s support of his fiancée, actress Olivia Wilde, when Wilde was criticized last year for candid comments she made about her sex life and divorce from Italian filmmaker Tao Ruspoli.
Aniston said the criticism of Wilde angered her.
“I was so pissed. Because I related to it. I related to that f***ing feeling of people just wanting to rip down the powerful, beautiful woman who [speaks her mind],” she said.
“Stuff like that’s so sh*tty. I don’t like injustice. We’re living in a time where, whether it’s the Internet or tabloids, being sh*tty has become a sport. We’re just grownup bullies. We literally could not need to have our hearts more open than in these times.”