Jen has been babbling like a brook about her pregnancy plans to the press lately, discussing everything from sperm donors to single parenting!
Jennifer Aniston is usually completely reserved when it comes to talk of love, affection and children, but she’s had to brave these typically taboo topics to promote her latest film, The Switch. In her new movie, Jen, 41, plays Kassie Larson, a woman who refuses to ignore her biological clock and decides to get artificially inseminated instead of waiting for the man of her dreams. In honor of tonight’s The Switch premiere in Los Angeles, HollywoodLife.com has rounded up the best bits of Jen’s recent child chatter. Read on, BFFs, and prepare yourself for some serious baby talk!
“The world is changing and our options are so massive. The idea of family and what that looks like today is not necessarily what society wants to package. [They say] you can’t have a kid unless it looks like this, and that’s just not the case anymore. That sort of needs to be celebrated, and I think this movie really does that. I think you always think about that stuff. I don’t know if that would be the road I would take, quite honestly. But I’ve known so many women who have explored that option [of adoption] or gone through fertility exhaustion. As your life evolves and times change, you have all these different ways of looking at things, questions you ask yourself.” – EXTRA
“I relate to all women that I know that have gone through this choice, decision in life. Especially in this case, the women in my life who have gone through the struggles and heartbreak and frustration of fertility and adoption and all of that. I think that’s why it jumped out at me so immediately, the connection I had to it. I thought it was something very timely, and progressive, that hadn’t been discussed, and to have a love story woven through it was just beautiful. And it’s hysterical, at least I think.” – ZIMBIO
“I don’t think for me personally that is something that I want, but again I say you don’t rule anything out because I don’t know what’s going to happen anymore. I could walk out of this hotel and meet the man of my dreams or get hit by a bus. Anything is possible.” – ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT
“I have said it years before and I still say it today. Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child. Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents’ days when you can’t have children because you have waited too long.” – THE SWITCH PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL
“I want a donor that I can meet. You know, I want someone whose eyes I can look into, I want to be able to shake his and and you can’t do that a sperm bank, right?” – THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO
“Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth. And, of course, many women dream of finding Prince Charming (with fatherly instincts), but for those who’ve not yet found their Bill O’Reilly, I’m just glad science has provided a few other options.” PEOPLE MAGAZINE