Jennifer Aniston’s emotional letter that she had penned earlier this month on how media keeps hounding her for little details of her private life went viral and for all the right reasons.
Jennifer, who was recently honored for her television and film career at the 46th Annual Giffoni Film Festival in Italy again gave an empowering speech yet again! A report by E! online states that the 47-year-old actress was asked to suggest a solution for more female-centred stories to be told in Hollywood, and she responded that the aspiring writers and filmmakers in the audience to step away from the obsession with social media and create projects grounded in the real world. She said,
“I think we need to empower women to not just be about dresses and beauty and selfies. We need to start having conversations and put our phones down and get out of social media, take social media breaks. That’s why we’re not seeing the right stories being told, because everyone is stuck in their phones.”
When someone from the audience asked Aniston if she woke up some day and couldn’t realize or recognize herself, an emotional Aniston said:
“There are not enough fingers and toes in this entire room to count how many times that moment has happened to me.”
Wiping her tears, Aniston further added,
“We’re all human beings at the end of the day, whether we’re a waitress or a baker or a student or whatever we are, at the end of the day you kind of hit walls and think I kind of can’t go any farther. Or this is too much. My heart can’t take it or the pain is too great, or am I good enough? Will I survive? And you just have to sort of somehow miraculously overcome. You just go, ‘I can’t, yes I can, yes you can.’ And also know that your actors, your idols, your icons, whatever you call them, have all had that experience in their lives many, many times. There’s nothing that separates us from you, because we all started at the same place. We all came out of nowhere. Don’t punish yourself if you feel that. Go talk to people and seek help and always find something to inspire you.”