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Jennifer Aniston Opened Up About How ‘Weird’ It Is When People Tell Her She Looks Good ‘For Her Age’

Jennifer Aniston rose to fame in the 1990s on a little TV show called Friends. That was 25 years ago, and so over the last few decades, the world has watched her age. Now at age 50, Aniston is reflecting on getting older while in the public eye.

Jennifer Aniston got super honest about aging in Hollywood for her recent interview in InStyle‘s Beauty issue.

She explained that turning 50 felt like a big change, and it was the first time she started to think about aging in a real way.

“Fifty was the first time I thought, Well, that number,” she told InStyle.

Aniston explained that she was more the idea of the number 50 than any real changes in her body. “I don’t know what it is because I don’t feel any different,” she said. “Things aren’t shutting down in any way. I feel physically incredible.”

Aniston thinks that Hollywood needs to change the way it talks about how actors age.

 

“It’s weird that it’s all of a sudden getting telegraphed in a way that’s like, ‘You look amazing for your age,'” Anison explained. “I think we need to establish some etiquette around that dialogue and verbiage.”

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Jennifer Aniston’s been stepping outside her comfort zone recently, both as a ‘60s bombshell 🎀 in our October beauty issue and on the set of her new Apple TV+ series @themorningshow — her most complex role to date. “We’re addressing the ugly truths of how men have treated women in our society, particularly in the workplace all these years,” she tells @kerrybombe. “We sold it in the summer, and then Harvey Weinstein happened in the fall...Reese and I were like, ‘The show is writing itself.’ It was as if the universe were begging for this patriarchal society to be exposed.” Full story at the link in bio. I Photographed by @michaelthompsonstudio; Styled by @juliavonboehm

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Even though Aniston thinks the language around aging needs to changes, she’s pretty excited about the power that comes with getting older.

“Women were never allowed to have power. Power feels sexy to me today, as does women’s intelligence and how capable and creative they are.”

You can read Aniston’s full InStyle interview here.