Everyone may be talking about Jennifer Aniston's recent Oscars snub for her film 'Cake,' but the actress has chosen to shed light on a different topic: her lifelong struggle with dyslexia.
“I thought I wasn’t smart. I just couldn’t retain anything,” Jen, who didn't receive the diagnosis until her early 20s, explains in a new interview with 'The Hollywood Reporter.'
Jennifer circa 1990. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“The only reason I knew [that I had it] was because I went to get a prescription for glasses,” she recalls. “I had to wear these Buddy Holly glasses. One had a blue lens and one had a red lens."
The 'Friends' alum continues, "I had to read a paragraph, and they gave me a quiz, gave me 10 questions based on what I’d just read, and I think I got three right...My eyes would jump four words and go back two words, and I also had a little bit of a lazy eye, like a crossed eye, which they always have to correct in photos.”
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The Golden Globe winner reveals that the eventual diagnosis provided tremendous relief. “Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma...[and] dramas were explained.”
In the same interview, Jen also opens up about the public's obsession with her split from Brad Pitt more than 10 years after the fact.
Jen and Brad shortly before their breakup. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“We’re not in daily communication. But we wish nothing but wonderful things for each other. Nobody did anything wrong. You know what I mean?" she tells 'THR'.
"If the world only could just stop with the stupid, soap-opera bullshit. There’s no story," she adds.