Jennifer Aniston opens up about aging, plastic surgery, make-up, staying in shape and cooking. Yes, the Oscar-nominated actress is has a cookbook in the works even as the work noshes over her hairstyles, her fiance and her face.
For the 45-year-old Jennifer Aniston the glare of the spotlight has been with her for decades now, ever since her rise to fame on the iconic ‘Friends’ sitcom which now years later seems to beautifully capture that long-ago decade in the pre-social media era.
In her wide-ranging interview with famed beauty expert Bobbi Brown, who as editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Beauty is noteworthy for such interviews, Jennifer Aniston revisited some favorite topics and surprised us with some one ones in this second time around.
Asked about her earlier comments in which she said she would not “inject s—” into her face, she said of not undergoing such procedures, “Not only is it OK, it’s better. It just doesn’t help. It’s a slippery, slippery slope. And like we were saying before, they just start to lose perspective, it’s their new normal, so it’s a hard one to come back from.”
Which begs the question. When one rises to fame in one’s 20s and one is now halfway through 40, what is that like. She said of growing up — and indeed growing older — in the public eye, “Maybe because ignorance is bliss, but I don’t feel much different than I felt in my 20s, except I feel physically better.”
She went on to say, “I also love myself more. That’s the most beautiful thing that reflects out is inner confidence and inner sort of love. Our generation knows what we should put in our bodies, and that we shouldn’t be trashcans putting all sorts of crap in there.”
She also spoke about her own fitness routine, saying, “Usually, my love is running. I like to do a good trifecta, where I do the bike for 15 minutes, elliptical for 15, and then I run for 15. On the elliptical I kind of do sprints for 90 seconds, take it back to a jog for 30 seconds, and do intervals for the last minutes. Then I mix a day of yoga.”
Aniston expressed an interest in establishing herself in the diet and healthy living industry, saying, “I would like to do a lifestyle thing for people who struggle with dieting. I could just make anything for a diet taste delicious.”
When Brown asked her if she were good at cooking, Aniston said, “Yes, I’m a good alchemist. I can mix certain things together that are all very healthy, but you don’t feel like you’re depriving yourself in any way.”
And, asked about a cookbook, she spoke right up, and said, “I’m working on it!”
Later, Aniston exudes enthusiasm as she talk Tequilla and how her fiance, ‘The Leftovers’ star Justin Theroux is the one mixing the margaritas while she sticks with the cooking.
It’s a fascinating interview offering some tantalizing hints of where we might see her branching out in the future, in the lifestyle industry. Refreshing, too, that she’s given a chance to talk about these topics instead of the usual dispelling of the usual rumors.
You can see the complete interview here.
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