Jennifer Aniston might seem like a laid-back, easygoing kind of woman, and maybe that’s because, well, she is. “I’m not a fighter, I’m a discusser,” she tells Parade.com of disagreeing with loved ones. “I could probably use more fight in me.”
“I don’t yell. I talk. I can get dirty. I’ve been guilty of dirty fighting,” she admits. “But usually I don’t like to fight. I like it to be harmonious and fun. So the quicker we can discuss an issue and get through it, the sooner we get back to the fun.”
That sunny outlook extends to her prescription for handling whatever life throws at you.
“I say, ‘Stay positive.’ It doesn’t mean that we can get through anything,” she explains. “But we have to recognize that it’s fear that sort of sets everything on fire and spreads until everybody kind of gets on the fear bandwagon. That’s just ridiculous.”
And while America’s Sweetheart has starred in plenty of romantic comedies where the single gal ends up with the guy of her dreams, Jen doesn’t necessarily use her own experiences when it comes to bringing her characters to life.
“They probably don’t help because one is work and one is life. I certainly try to access my personal life when I’m doing my job. But you know what they say, ‘Art imitates life, life imitates art.’ “