Jennifer Aniston reveals she looks up to “object of sexual desire” Diane Sawyer and shoots down all talk of having a bun in the oven during our one-on-one interview for The Switch.
The Fox News talking head took the actress to task this week on “The O’Reilly Factor,” calling recent comments she made about single motherhood “destructive to our society.”
While promoting her upcoming movie “The Switch,” about a single woman seeking a sperm donor, Aniston told reporters at a press conference in Los Angeles Sunday that “times have changed” when it comes to thinking about the traditional family.
“Women are realizing more and more that you don’t have to settle. They don’t have to fiddle with a man to have that child,” she said. “They are realizing if it’s that time in their life and they want this part they can do it with or without that.”
She also challenged the idea that a single woman having a baby without a father is selfish.
“I don’t think it’s selfish,” she said. “It’s quite beautiful, because there are children that don’t have homes that have a home and can be loved. And that’s extremely important.”
In O’Reilly’s eyes, Aniston’s comments make her a threat to the American family.
“She’s throwing a message out to 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds that ‘Hey, you don’t need a guy. You don’t need a dad.’ That is destructive to our society,” he said on Tuesday’s “O’Reilly Factor.”
Fox News contributor Margaret Hoover and Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson chimed in on the topic, agreeing with O’Reilly that teens and tweens can’t understand the difference between a mature woman raising a child on her own (Aniston is 41) and a teen having a baby.
“She is glamorizing single parenthood,” Carlson said.
Aniston’s representative did not immediately return ABCNews.com’s request for comment.
I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Jennifer arriving onset to begin filming ‘Horrible Bosses’ on August 10th!
Candid Photos 2010 > Arrives for filming of “Horrible Bosses” in L.A – 8/10/10
The “Break Up” star had previously gotten a temporary restraining order against Jason R Peyton, but on Monday (August 9) a Santa Monica, CA judge extended it for three years.
In a signed court declaration, Aniston said that “delusional” Peyton had made her fear for her safety.
Aniston stated, “Mr. Peyton has aggressively sought to have personal contact with me and integrate himself into my life.”
“Due to Mr. Peyton’s delusional compulsion and increasingly harassing, stalking and threatening conduct, I have been subjected to a course of conduct which has and is seriously alarming, annoying and harassing me.”
Authorities discovered that Peyton, who has been diagnosed as a delusional and paranoid schizophrenic, had written brief notes to himself saying, “Jen told me she wants me to be the father of her children” and “Call Jen,” as well as a list of potential baby names.
Furthermore, they found he had scratched “I love Jennifer Aniston” on his own car, among other things.
During a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday, the actress defended her character’s leap into single motherhood by using a sperm donor.
“Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child,” Aniston, 41, said. “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.”
When asked about the repercussions of raising a child without a father, Aniston said she believes all types of families can raise healthy kids.
“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.”
Aniston, who has been the subject of frequent tabloid rumors about having children, said she still wants to be a mom. “Yeah, I have said it years before and I still say it today,” she said when asked if she still wants to have a family.
But she won’t be using a turkey baster: “I don’t have plans on that, no.”
I’ve added a new production still from ‘The Switch’.. enjoy!
Movie Productions > The Switch (2010) > Production Stills
In a tribute to Funny Girl Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Aniston dressed up as the star for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. So what does Barbra think of the photo shoot?
“I was very flattered that Jennifer Aniston chose to interpret my style with the photos in Harper’s Bazaar,” Barbra wrote on her blog.
“She’s a delightful person, and I think she did a wonderful job,” she wrote about Jen and jokingly added, “If only she had a bump on her nose.”
source: OK Magazine