Jennifer Aniston discussed her experiences with sexual harassment in the entertainment industry during an interview with InStyle Magazine published on Wednesday.
Aniston, who gained worldwide recognition for her role as Rachel Green on “Friends,” acknowledged that she has been subjected to some “sloppy moves” by other actors, but said that her most negative experiences have stemmed from interactions with other women. “In my personal experience I’ve been treated worse verbally and energetically by some women in this industry,” she said.
Aniston said she has experienced her “fair share” of sexism during her time in Hollywood: “Women are picked apart and pitted against one another based on looks and clothing and superficial stuff.” She added: “When a couple breaks up in Hollywood, it’s the woman who is scorned. The woman is left sad and alone. She’s the failure. F that.”
Aniston also weighed in on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, which emerged in the wake of sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful Hollywood players last fall. Asked if she has hope that the movement will result in change, Aniston said, “Yes, and it’s long overdue. But we also need to be better at listening to one another. That includes men. They need to be part of this conversation. When everyone is mad and aggressive, people become too afraid to speak and there is no conversation.”