Everyone wants to know something — anything! — about Jennifer Aniston. Ever since she made hair history with “The Rachel” on Friends close to 20 years ago now, people can’t seem to get enough details about her life, beauty regimen, workout routine, and if — or when — she’ll have babies.
We recently caught up with the 45-year-old actress, seen next later this year in Horrible Bosses 2, and asked her to play a round of rapid response Q&A, asking for the first thing that came to her mind when we dropped topics like plastic surgery, love, aging, and more. Here’s what she had to say:
On “The Rachel”
I feel terrible that I have such a strong point of view about this. A phase? It was a phase. I definitely relinquished power over to the person, Chris [McMillan], who chopped it off. And that’s what happened. It was hard and not manageable. I like simple hair, simpler everything. It was too hard to style.
I believe in “no-tox.” It absolutely distorts peoples faces and you end up actually having the opposite effect. You look older, in my opinion, when you can’t move and don’t let your natural expressions have their way.
To each their own. I have one of my dog’s name on my foot. I think they can be really beautiful as long as they’re subtle. Maybe just one or two. My fiancé [Justin Theroux] has them all over his body. I somehow think they work better on men than women.
Just pure goodness, and pure unconditional love and kindness.
So important, but not always easy to get. I dream about sleep. I’m a night owl and a putterer, and it’s hard for me to wind down and go to bed. And when I do, I have dogs and they just get on the bed. It’s a dream when I actually get eight hours.
On her 40s
Fantastic. The greatest. The best decade yet. It’s like training for something. You go through the beginning and it’s hard and you struggle, and you keep falling down and getting back up, then you get stronger and stronger. And then eventually you can stand on your own feet and you’re an excellent athlete. I feel like life is like that. I got through all the training because I’ve had my falls and I know there will be more, but I feel I’m more comfortable in my skin and I care less about what people think, and I try to do the best that I can do.
On her 20s
Oh, pudge! I was so young in my 20s. It was so carefree, and life was so easy. It was only easy because we hadn’t figured out what was challenging yet. It was about hanging out with your friends and going out to auditions and hanging at the Souplantation with all your girlfriends for lunch. Like, every day.
I love a little black dress. It’s a great, wonderful, fun, easy piece of clothing to have. I have a couple! I have a little black shift that’s my go-to. It’s by Marni. It’s so easy and comfortable and loose and cute and has a fun little design.
Awesome. I just love it. You get so many benefits from yoga. Not just having great physical results, but your mind and body connection. I love flow, I love tree [pose]. I’m still trying to get into a headstand, but that may not happen.
On the red carpet
There’s anxiety and there’s fun. It’s like anything. The crowds are a little daunting to me. It’s always fun, you see your friends and dress up and feel pretty.
On getting ready for the red carpet
It’s usually a very relaxed day. There’s usually a great workout; a sauna takes place. There’s usually a scrub, skin mask, and skin preparation; a good light lunch.
Love them! Who doesn’t love babies?
—Reporting by Grace Lee