Jennifer Aniston spoke to Variety magazine about the power of friendships and advised women to cultivate strong friendships while they were young.
Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey, Brie Larson and other stars have been honoured for their humanitarian work. Variety's 2019 Power of Women: Los Angeles luncheon, held on 11th October, recognised Jennifer for her contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital while Mariah Carey was celebrated for her work with Fresh Air Fund's Camp. Brie Larson was honoured for efforts for Equal Justice Initiative. Awkwafina (Nora Lum), Chaka Khan and Dana Walden were the other honorees, and all six women have also been featured on Variety’s cover, for its Power of Women issue.
For the issue, Jennifer spoke to the magazine about the power of friendships. In a video released recently, she said, "I think it's important for women to support each other and to not root against each other and to understand the power of friendships."
She went on to say that “one of the most powerful things” she has in her life are the women she has “cultivated friendships with almost 30 years ago, 35 years ago”, who her still her girlfriends. She advised women to “cultivate those beautiful friendships” when they are young and, “they will support you as you get older, and keep you grounded, and keep you on your toes, and focused and never let you get away with anything."
Jennifer -- who is best known for her character Rachel Green on American sitcom Friends -- is all set to make her comeback on the small screen with an Apple TV+ drama. She will be playing a television anchor on the upcoming series The Morning Show, which will premiere in November 2019. The series also stars Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon, who is also an executive producer of the show along with Jennifer Aniston. The two have previously worked together as Reese played the part of Rachel Green’s sister in a few episodes of Friends.