Friends Star Jennifer Aniston has been convicted of describing Monica Lewinsky, Paris Hilton and others in Hollywood as people who are “known for doing nothing”.
Aniston chatted with Pam & Tommy star Sebastian Stan for Variety’s Actors on Actors video series when she gave comments.
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The 53-year-old talked about the culture of “influencers” in Hollywood and the influence of social media on the notion of fame.
Aniston and Stan talked about the embarrassment surrounding Pamela Anderson’s leak and the 1995 sex tape of Tommy Lee when she made comments.
“It was true at a time when the internet was really shaping a new culture of people becoming famous,” Aniston said.
“It’s a thing that people become famous for basically doing nothing, but they still have these amazing careers.
“And then the reputation of women … I mean, Paris Hilton, Monica Lewinsky, all that.”
The comments were criticized on Twitter, and some critics noticed that Aniston had famous parents and that as a result, she probably entered Hollywood immediately.
Aniston’s late mother was actress Nancy Dow, and her father, John Aniston, was known for his role in the daily soap opera. Days of our lives.
Several Twitter users called the actress a “baby of nepotism” (nepotism means “practice among those who have the power or influence to favor relatives or friends, especially by giving them a job.”)
Others said she had no right to hit Monica Lewinsky, a 24-year-old White House trainee who became famous when her sexual relationship with then-US President Bill Clinton led to a 1998 recall trial.
Paris Hilton, born into an extremely wealthy Hilton Hotels family, was also at the center of a leaked sex scandal involving ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon in 2004.
“I feel so happy that we tasted the industry a little bit before it became what it is today,” Aniston said.
“More streaming services – you’re famous from TikTok, you’re known from YouTube, you’re known from Instagram.
“It’s almost like diluting the acting business.”
While some Twitter users agreed with her comments, others were offended.
“Jennifer Aniston needs to calm down with her opinions when her nepotism introduced her to the industry and now she continues to earn 20 million dollars a year just from the union show that ended a few decades ago,” wrote one critic.
“They are so angry that they can’t keep the title of celebrity in order to stay in their strange Hollywood nepotistic elite,” said another.
“Jennifer Aniston plays the same character who is just a version of herself in every movie and constantly gives nothing away,” said the third.
“The only thing that saves her is that she has pretty good partners to keep as a comic relief … always talentless NEPOTISM babies who want to give their opinion.”
Others noted that the rise of TikTok celebrities and influential people on social media meant that a wider circle of people from different walks of life are now able to get a piece of the pie from fame and fortune.
“People are so angry that the industry is more diverse, which includes people from all backgrounds who had nothing but a phone to show their dream,” one Twitter user remarked.
“Jennifer Aniston (baby nepotism) doesn’t talk about the real injustice to the acting industry (nepotism) and instead pretends that the acting profession is degraded when people from all walks of life have the opportunity to become actors based on their own hard work and virality,” he said. others.
The third wrote: “I feel so happy that nepotism drew me in before TikTok, YouTube, Twitch and other services gave other people a chance to be seen. I would never be able to compete with so many candidates’ – Jennifer Aniston, in essence. “
However, not everyone had any problems with the comments.
“Still, she’s right,” one person wrote.
“Trained actors and those who are just leaving training have been sidelined for some time because of influencers without any training.
“And it happens in all segments, regardless of race / class.”
Jennifer Aniston did not publicly comment on the shock of the interview.
The actress started with a TV show Molloy 1990 and had several minor roles before securing her groundbreaking role as Rachel Green Friends 1994.
In later interviews, she claimed that her father initially discouraged her from acting, but later began to support her.
I’m talking to And! news In 1990, just as his daughter’s career was on the rise, John Aniston said she was a “natural talent.”
“There are certain things you can learn in this business, and there are certain things you can’t learn,” he said.
“The comic instinct she has in the infallible. That is her greatest asset. “
Friends it lasted 10 years, becoming one of the most successful shows in the history of television.
Aniston also has a long film biography, including Horrible Bosses, She’s so funny, He just doesn’t love you i Marley & Me.
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