In one of her most personal discussions to date, Jennifer Aniston has opened up about the evolving film and television industry in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The actress and producer slammed social media for changing industry standards on how talent is hired and claimed it is “not as glamorous” as it used to be.
“It’s slowly becoming about TikTok and Instagram followers,” Aniston told the publication. “It’s like, we’re hiring now based on followers, not talent? Oh, dear. And I’m losing touch. I’m not great at going, ‘I’m going to stay relevant and join TikTok.'”
New scientific evidence (published to TikTok ironically) revealed that we all have a “Jennifer Aniston neuron” in our brains so I don’t think The Morning Show star will become irrelevant anytime soon.
Aniston added that social media has become the new “tabloid”. “What the tabloids and the media did to people’s personal lives back then, regular people are doing now,” she said. “Although I haven’t seen a tabloid in so long. Am I still having twins? Am I going to be the miracle mother at 52? Now you’ve got social media. It’s almost like the media handed over the sword to any Joe Schmo sitting behind a computer screen to be a troll or whatever they call them and bully people in comment sections.”
For decades, the 52-year-old has been the subject of relentless pregnancy rumours. Earlier this year, one outlet reported that she was adopting a child which a rep for the Friends alum was forced to swiftly shut down. Aniston also addressed this.
“I used to take it all very personally—the pregnancy rumours and the whole ‘Oh, she chose career over kids’ assumption,” the actress recalled. “It’s like, ‘You have no clue what’s going with me personally, medically, why I can’t…can I have kids?’ They don’t know anything, and it was really hurtful and just nasty.”
Keep doing you, Jen.