Jennifer Aniston, one of the biggest names in Hollywood and the woman raking in $2 million dollars per TV episode, was once told that she wouldn’t “make a dime” from her acting career.
The former “Friends” star made the revelation while gracing the cover of PEOPLE magazine's “People of the Year” issue.
In the interview, Aniston reflected on her past and said her family doubted her career choice when she was first starting out.
The actress said their uncertainty drove her determination to succeed.
“The words, ‘I dare you’ or ‘No’ always make me kind of go, ‘Oh, okay. Well, let’s just see,” she admitted.
Shortly after, she booked the sitcom “Friends.”
“If there were any naysayers in my family, 'This will never… you'll never make a dime.' [laughs] Just watch me. Don't threaten me that way. God knows now I'm going to make a couple of dimes,” she told the publication.
As we know, Aniston went on to make more than a couple of dimes.
Thanks to blockbuster hits such as “Marley and Me” and “The Break-Up,” streaming films like “Murder Mystery,” and recent Apple TV series “Morning Show,” her net worth reportedly stands at $240 million in 2019.
Aniston said she found it difficult to get “honest with myself in terms of my relationship with my family,” but when she did her “work reflected that.”
It’s no secret that Aniston had a challenging relationship with her family, especially her mother, Nancy Dow, who Aniston said placed unrealistic expectations of beauty on her daughter from a young age.
Aniston revealed that over the course of her career, she learned “how capable she is.”