Jennifer Aniston in Parade: I Had An Awkward Phase in my 30s

Posted Tuesday December 10, 2013 11:30 AM GMT

Stepping off the set of her comedy "Horrible Bosses 2," Jennifer Aniston scored a feature in the latest issue of Parade magazine.

During her interview with the publication, "The Break-Up" star dished about her personal life and opened up about her surprising "awkward stage."

Check out GossipCenter's recap of Miss Aniston's Q&A session below. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Parade!

On loving her life:
"My life is so fantastic. I’m so happy. There are a lot of exciting things that I’m excited about doing. We’re about to do a sequel to 'Horrible Bosses,' which is such a fun character for me. And I think I’m going to try at some point next year to direct a full-length feature, which I’m extremely excited about. I’m just so happy and I’m grateful for my fans. I just hope I keep doing work that they love."

On watching reruns of "Friends":
"I actually will always stop and watch, not for the whole thing, but usually because I’ve forgotten a lot of the episodes. It’s sort of fun for a second, I’m like, what’s this one? And sometimes it comes back to me. I always know what year it was by what length my hair was or what color."

On learning from her 30s:
"That there’s nothing to worry about — although I don’t think I had a care in the world at 25, either. That all started in my 30s, my awkward phase. I’m a little bit of a late bloomer! But it doesn’t matter to me because it just gets better. They do say youth is wasted on the young, but I feel just as youthful now — if not more — than I did when I was 25. I’m more in my body; I’m more in my mind. Life is full. Life is wonderful. We’re very, very fortunate."

On looking into other careers:
“Well, I love the science channel. Have you ever watched NOVA? Those are always really fun. When I was a kid, my dad and I would literally watch surgeries. I could easily watch all those kinds of science shows: body trauma, life in the ER, all of that stuff. I just find really interesting. Maybe it’s because my dad was going to be a doctor at one point. Maybe I did! I used to love hospitals. That’s another weird thing about me. I remember when my grandmother — so sweet, God rest her soul — was in the hospital, I always loved visiting her there. Very morbid memory! Most people hate hospitals. And I’m not a big fan of them now, but there was something about it for me back then.”

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