Jennifer Aniston speaks out against ageism in Hollywood

You can tell Jennifer Aniston any kind of complement and she’ll take it but don’t tell her “You look amazing for your age.”

The Hollywood star–featured on the cover of InStyle’s October edition–admits that turning 50 years old left her reflecting about her age. In the entertainment industry, there’s something jarring about reaching the golden age, at least, for women.

Speaking to the magazine Aniston says”Fifty was the first time I thought, ‘Well, that number.'”

“I don’t know what it is because I don’t feel any different. Things aren’t shutting down in any way. I feel physically incredible.” The actress says, struggling to comprehend why turning fifty means bad news for an actress in Hollywood.

“So it’s weird that it’s all of a sudden getting telegraphed in a way that’s like, ‘You look amazing for your age.'”

The Morning Show star reveals that, like many women in the industry, she too has had her fair share of experiences with ageism. Aniston points out that etiquette should be established when it comes to dialogues.

But while Aniston is embracing every bit of herself as she lives life in her fifties, there’s one thing she will never want or get used to–gray hair.

Aniston explores the issue of ageism in the upcoming Apple TV+ series, The Morning Show. In the show, the actress plays Alex Levy, a TV anchor who finds herself at odds with Bradley Jackson who is played by Reese Witherspoon. Starring alongside them is Steve Carell who she previously described as a “silver fox”.

Laura Ebeling
Laura Ebeling
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.
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