Jennifer Aniston Talks About Ageing & Why She Won’t Go Under The Knife


Everyone’s favorite “Friend” Jennifer Aniston always looks like the picture of perfection. She is certainly blessed with good looks, acting talent and a knack for dating some Hollywood hotties. But while we all know no one is “perfect” by the media standards, the actress has some thoughts on the pressure toward women as they get older in Hollywood. In an interview with Yahoo’s new beauty editor, makeup mogul Bobbi Brown, she spoke about plastic surgery, ageing and what her fiance Justin Theroux would do to her if she ever altered her face.

It’s no secret that Jen is a bit of an exercise nut, and has been the face of various health an lifestyle brands. But there is a line she draws when it comes to looking after her appearance, and says it stems from having a self-esteem not sourced from tabloid magazines or society’s opinions of her.

“There is this pressure in Hollywood to be ageless. I think what I have been witness to, is seeing women trying to stay ageless with what they are doing to themselves. I am grateful to learn from their mistakes, because I am not injecting s**t into my face. I see them and my heart breaks. I think, ‘Oh god if you only know how much older you look.’ They are trying to stop the clock and all you can see is an insecure person who won’t let themselves just age.”

Wanna know what Justin Theroux would do if she ever went under the knife?

“I also have a fiancé; who will put a gun to my head if I touch my face in any way.” Obviously she is kidding, but we like that there is a man in her life who would rather her the way she is naturally than tell her to change.

She also tells Bobbi how she deals with hurtful comments from the public and the media who often make entire careers out of picking on celebs’ appearances. In a nutshell, she couldn’t give a crap.

“The truth is you just go, “If they get a picture, that picture comes and goes, so who cares?” Then you have 30 mean people who sit at their computers and spend their entire day picking apart and insulting celebrities about how ugly they are just so they can feel better — I guess — about themselves. I don’t understand it.”


Jennifer Aniston is well-connected to the feminist community and says one person in particular has influenced her way of looking at body image and a woman’s worth.

“I am fortunate enough to know women like Gloria Steinem, who I think is one of the most stunning women on the planet, and doesn’t touch her face. Diane Keaton, Annette Bening, all of these fabulous fearless women who are flawless, they embrace it! You know, to each their own; I don’t judge it if you do it, but sometimes I wish I could beg the people I know, who I am very near and dear to, to not touch their face.”

Bobbi suggests looking in the mirror would go a long way to helping women be satisfied with who they are, which Jennifer agrees with. The actress brings up a great example of how the beauty industry is learning to expand it’s boundaries with age.

“I just read that Charlotte Rampling, who is almost 70 years old, is going to be the face of NARS, I think that’s awesome! I think fashion people need to start incorporating all ages, not just these 20-something perfect people, or not just for anti-aging [ads]. Represent beauty in all ages! You know what I mean?”

While the question of having plastic surgery is definitely a personal one and varies from person to person, the reason Jennifer talks about is when a woman is not happy with her appearance and wants to please someone else. The problem with opting for surgery under those circumstances is that it will never make you happy, because you are doing it for others, not yourself.

It can be a tough road learning to accept our own beauty and the way we look naturally. We all have insecurities, but at the end of the day do we exist to please others and live up to a false standard of “perfection” the media portrays, or are we trying to live happy fulfilled lives? Happiness isn’t contingent on our looks.

Thanks Jen for being an advocate for natural beauty and beauty at every age!




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