Jennifer Aniston: I don't have much ambition

Jennifer Aniston insists she hasn't had enough "ambition" throughout her career and believes she could've been more successful if she showed more "desperation".

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston hasn't fulfilled her acting potential because she's not "desperate" enough.

The US actress - who missed out on an Oscar nomination for her role in 'Cake' as a suicidal woman addicted to painkillers - admits she doesn't have enough "ambition" and also believes she's missed out on some acclaim because comedy movies don't receive as much praise as serious films.

She said: "I've never been looking for it. I mean, maybe that's half the problem. I don't have a lot of ambition.

"I don't have that desperation of, 'I've got to have it!' I know how hard it is to be an actor just to begin with, but to be a working actor - you should just be grateful.

"And I love making people laugh. I find that is just as valuable as making people want to kill themselves."

The brunette beauty - who turned 46 yesterday - insists she hasn't starred in as many drama films because other actresses get the parts instead of her, but admitted after appearing in 2006 movie 'The Break-Up' she wondered whether she had been doing something wrong by playing so many comical characters.

She added to Metro newspaper: "I felt all of a sudden, 'What have I been doing for the last 20 years?'

"You scratch your head and go, 'Was that just disrespectful and horrible?'

"Because obviously, comedy is not as revered as drama. But I think comedy is really hard.

"I was on a show for 10 years ['Friends'], and I saw a lot of the dramatic actors come in and try to be funny.

"It was like, 'See, not that easy is it?' But it looks so effortless."

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