Actress Jennifer Aniston, whose latest role sees her portraying a woman who decides to get pregnant using a sperm donor, defended her character’s choice during a press conference held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on Sunday (August 8).
“Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child,” said the former Friends star. “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 point of the movie is what is it that defines family? It isn’t necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot,” she said. “Love is love and family is what is around you and who is in your immediate sphere. That is what I love about this movie. It is saying it is not the traditional sort of stereotype of what we have been taught as a society of what family is.
The 41-year-old star went on to confirm that she still wants to have children someday. “Yeah, I have said it year before and I still say it today,” she said, when asked if she’d ever like to start a family.
She will not, however, follow her characters lead in using a sperm donor: “I don’t have plans on that, no.”
The Switch, costarring Jason Bateman, hits theatres August 20.