Jennifer Aniston is featured on the cover of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter and the normally private actress opened up about her battle with dyslexia – along with her high profile divorce from Brad Pitt and her Oscars snub for her role in Cake.
Aniston has been engaged to The Leftovers actor Justin Theroux after meeting in 2012. Despite what the tabloids may lead us all to believe, the actress is not pining over her failed marriage to Brad Pitt. She revealed to the publication, “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? It was just like, sometimes things happen. If the world only could just stop with the stupid, soap opera bulls**t. There’s no story.”
She continued, “I’m a control freak. I like to be in charge of everything. My life was so out of control growing up, it’s very important today for it to be in control.”
She also talked openly about being diagnosed with dyslexia in her mid-twenties. She said, “The only reason I knew was because I went to get a prescription for glasses. I had to wear this Buddy Holly glasses. One had a blue lens and one had a red lens. And I had to read a paragraph, and they gave me a quiz, gave me ten questions based on what I’d just read, and I think I got three right. Then they put a computer on my eyes, showing where my eyes went when I read. 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. I thought I wasn’t smart. I just couldn’t retain anything.”
On her Oscars snub for Cake, she said, “I know a lot of people were sorry. I feel I’ve gotten such wonderful love – I had almost more phone calls and flowers than I did for any other nomination.”