It’s time for a change! Jennifer Aniston just opened up in a candid interview with InStyle about her next steps following her highly-publicized divorce from Justin Theroux — and it seems she’s considering leaving Hollywood for a fresh start!
“I’ve never been someone who knows how to answer, ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’ I do know that lately I’ve had moments. The world we’re in is so challenging right now, the scrutiny, the way people interact. There’s just bad behavior around us a lot,” she shared with the publication. “There have been moments when I would just love to get out of Dodge and move to Switzerland — or somewhere — and start anew. Just have this s–t behind me. Does it really matter? Are we really doing anything? What is my life’s purpose?”
Jen, 49, added, “Every seven years I try to sum up what I am doing and what I want to make my focus. I’m trying to make better choices. I went through a period of saying yes to projects that I shouldn’t have, but I felt like, ‘How dare I say no?’ Now I’m trying to get better at saying no and to be a part of projects that actually, really matter à la Dumplin’ or The Goree Girls or this other film we’re working on called The Fixer, about an amazing crisis manager named Denise White.”
But don’t get it twisted — Jen doesn’t want to move because she’s heartbroken over her split from Justin. “It’s pretty crazy. The misconceptions are ‘Jen can’t keep a man’ and ‘Jen refuses to have a baby because she’s selfish and committed to her career.’ Or that I’m sad and heartbroken. First, with all due respect, I’m not heartbroken,” she added during the sit-down.
The Friends star continued, “And second, those are reckless assumptions. No one knows what’s going on behind closed doors. No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me. They don’t know what I’ve been through medically or emotionally. There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they’re deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn’t to procreate. Maybe I have other things I’m supposed to do?” We just love how career-driven Jen is, but we’d miss her if she actually moved to Switzerland!