Following her career re-invention with last year’s well-received drama Cake, Jennifer Aniston has discussed some of the regrets she has from starring in the romantic comedies with which she became synonymous.

The 47 year old actress and former ‘Friends’ star was interviewed by Harper’s Bazaar, and admitted that she wishes she had turned down some of the mid-noughties movies, such as He’s Just Not That Into You and The Break-Up, in which she featured.

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston has some career regrets about not taking on more adventurous roles

“There was a time when I worked and worked and worked. I loved it,” Aniston revealed. “I’m a bit of a people pleaser. I’ve got to stop. Some of the movies I’ve made, I bow my head in slight shame over.”

Aniston reckons that her decisions, and those of many other actors and actresses, were based on a fear of “disappearing” in the eyes of the industry. She took a gamble on a dramatic role in 2014 movie Cake, and was nominated for a Golden Globe the following year.

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“I can do other things. I feel a sense of freedom that I hadn't necessarily felt before,” Aniston mused. “Also, you have to start taking chances in an industry that's very insecure about taking chances on people. People forget who actors are. They say, 'You're too known to play that part. You can't disappear.' And we're like, 'Give us a chance. We'll disappear’.”

Aniston also spoke about how her marriage to actor and director Justin Theroux, which happened last August, is going.

“I really have to love something to be leaving my home, my dogs, my husband. The older you get, the more you realize that,” Aniston explained. “Married life is so normal and fun and not much different. We felt married for so long.”

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