Earlier this month actress Jennifer Aniston led an impressive conversation about the position of women in society as she criticised the press for their treatment of female celebrities and now the star has given one of her most powerful interviews yet to a group of teenagers at an Italian film festival.
During a Question and Answer session with a gathering of children and teens at Giffoni Film Festival, Jen got real on the topic of self doubt.
When one youth asked her if she has ever woken up in the morning feeling unsure of her identity, Jen openly replied: "There are not enough fingers and toes in this entire room to count how many times that moment has happened to me."
"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 can hit walls and think I 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.'"
Upon receiving a round of applause for her answer, the Friends star – who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award at the festival – looked visibly moved as she became tearful and dabbed her eye with a tissue.
She then continued: "And also know that your actors, your idols, your icons, whatever you call them, have all had that experience or that moment 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. We were all born little innocent empty vessels. Don't punish yourself if you feel that. Go talk to people and seek help and always find something to inspire you."
We love hearing Jennifer speak in such a raw way about this important topic and hope she continues to inspire in the future.
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