I struggled with dyslexia, thought I wasn't smart: Jennifer Aniston

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jan 22, 2015 16:40 IST

Actor Jennifer Aniston has revealed she battled with dyslexia, a developmental reading disorder, during her childhood, which affected her education.

She said the disorder was not diagnosed until she was in her early 20s, said The Hollywood Reporter.

"The only reason I knew (that I had it) was because I went to get a prescription for glasses. I had to wear these 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 10 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," she said.

The 45-year-old actor said until she realised she suffered from dyslexia, she thought she was not smart.

"I just couldn't retain anything. Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma, tragedies, dramas were explained," she said.

Aniston even shared her thoughts on her split from actor Brad Pitt that led to a persistent love triangle story involving Angelina Jolie as well, apart from addressing her Oscar snub this year.

"That's a topic that's so exhausted," she said when asked if she wants to have a baby. "I get nervous around that, just because it's very personal. Who knows if it's going to happen? It's been a want. We're doing our best. We don't have a date, (but) I wouldn't tell you if we did," she added.

Considering her failed marriage to Pitt, she said: "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)."

Aniston then blasted the persistent love triangle story that pits her against Jolie. "If the world only could just stop with the stupid, soap-opera bullsh*t. There's no story. I mean, at this point it's starting to become - please, give more credit to these human beings."

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