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Jennifer Aniston Slams Paparazzi and Tabloids: ‘All That Stuff, It’s Toxic’

Actress says producing is ”almost more interesting“ than acting

Jennifer Aniston is not used to the paparazzi treatment, even after all these years — nor does she want to be.

“All that stuff, it’s toxic,” the actress told the Associated Press in a recent interview. “It never gets un-jarring, but you do have to not let it imprison you, which is possible too.”

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Despite being a tabloid staple, Aniston insists she hasn’t let the attention go to her head.

“There’s times when you see people climbing and getting success and you start to see, oh, they’re starting to really change. So I always just make the effort to be as humble and grateful as possible,” she said.

Aniston, who is doing a sequel to “Horrible Bosses,” said the next character she is looking forward to revisiting is Rose from “We’re the Millers,” whenever that sequel comes to fruition.

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Here are some other choice quotes on the industry side of the AP interview:

On having more to achieve in Hollywood
“I just want to keep trying to surprise myself and I want to keep challenging myself and have the courage to really do that, in spite of possible failure.”

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How interested is she in producing, which she is doing for the upcoming drama “Cake”?
“It’s almost more interesting. I think there’s something so wonderful about being part of the process from the seed of the idea to seeing it come to life on a screen. And to have a hand in that creatively, not just showing up as an actor for hire.”

Any plans to write or direct?
“I can’t write. I would love to. I don’t really have an interest in it, to be honest. I’ll leave that to my fiancé.”