Goodbye Hollywood? Jennifer Aniston reveals she considered ‘quitting’ Hollywood

Jennifer Aniston drops some major revelation regarding her decades-long acting career.

The “Just Go With It” actress cemented her name in the Hollywood industry, thanks to her iconic role as Rachel Green in the NBC hit comedy sitcom, “Friends.”

Since its debut in 1994, the California-born star earned her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2002, followed by several Emmys and Golden Globes nominations.

Recently, the 51-year-old A-lister was nominated at the 72nd Emmy award for the best actress in a drama series for her portrayal of Alex Levy in “The Morning Show.”

Aside from this, she was also hailed as 2011 “Sexiest Woman of All Time” by Men’s Health magazine, alongside fellow Hollywood stars including Jane Fonda, Pamela Anderson, Bettie Page, Ursula Andress, and Angelina Jolie.

Jennifer Aniston Leaving Hollywood?

Now, after decades in the entertainment biz, the “Horrible Bosses” actress admitted that she thought about “quitting Hollywood.”

In an episode of “Smartless” podcast with hosts Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett, the blonde beauty shared that she hit rock bottom of her career two years ago.

Although she did not drop any names, the award-winning actress then explained that this was before her project with the “The Morning Show” that made her almost quit acting.

“It was after a job I had completed and I was like, ‘Whoa, that was really… that sucked the life out of me. And I don’t know if this is what interests me,'” she mentioned.
She continued as she described it as an “unprepared project” and even cited an incident where the script “wasn’t ready” but was “stuck” with the project for three months.

Jennifer Aniston Behind the Spotlight

Actor turned producer, and director Jason Bateman then advised Aniston to pursue directing instead.

The “We’re the Millers” actress responded that she enjoyed it and “would love to jump into that chair more.”

To recall, the 51-year-old actress has directed three films, including the 2006 short film “Room 10,” and was co-directed by Andrea Buchanan and was inspired by the real-life story of Glamour reader, Colleen Goldrick.

Furthermore, she also worked as a director in the 2011 comedy-drama film “Five,” starring Patricia Clarkson, Rosario Dawson, and Lyndsy Fonseca.

In addition, she also directed a human rights campaign ad titled “Burma: It Can’t Wait,” highlighting the Burmese struggle for human rights, democracy, and liberty.

 

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