Despite her reportedly groundbreaking role in the forthcoming Cake, Jennifer Aniston didn't receive an Oscar nomination this year. But, it seems her fans and peers are more upset about the snub than Aniston herself. She was disappointed, to be sure, but admitted this isn't the end of the world. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress dwelled not on her missed nom, but on how wonderful her life is otherwise.
In the in-depth profile, Aniston gets more personal than she probably ever has before. And, as The Hollywood Reporter's Stephen Galloway writes, she's "exquisitely human." She reminds Galloway that her divorce from Brad Pitt isn't a story anymore. "We're not in daily communication, but we wish nothing but wonderful things for each other. Nobody did anything wrong. You know what I mean? It was just like, sometimes things [happen]," she told the reporter. "If the world only could just stop with the stupid, soap-opera bullshit. There's no story. I mean, at this point it's starting to become — please, give more credit to these human beings."
Especially because she's moved on — big time. She's engaged to actor-writer Justin Theroux, though they have not yet picked a date for the big day. She told Galloway the biggest draw to her fiancé was is humor. "He's the easiest guy to hang around. He was so completely in his skin. It was the first time I remember being so comfortable [with a romantic interest], like with all my gay friends," she said.
Galloway — like any reporter talking to an actress — then asked if she was going to have children. "Listen, that's a topic that's so exhausted. I get nervous around that, just because it's very personal. Who knows if it's going to happen? It's been a want. We're doing our best."
Though she's speaking specifically about the plans to have children in this moment, it's fair to say from reading the full interview that she's doing her best in every aspect of her life. Aniston opened up about her time in therapy, being self-aware, taking time for herself, and understanding what anger means. Of course, that anger doesn't extend to the Academy. "I feel very happy. Life is quite extraordinary," she told Galloway.
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