American sweetheart, Friends icon and movie star Jennifer Aniston was honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 22. Her father, Days of Our Lives star John Aniston, was there to celebrate and support his daughter in receiving her star. Other celebrities on hand included Adam Sandler, Malin Akerman, Kathryn Hahn and Justin Theroux. See more photos after the jump! READ MORE
Days of Our Lives' John Aniston's Early Acting Advice to Daughter Jennifer: “Don’t Do It. Become a Doctor. Become a Lawyer.”By Jamey Giddens on February 22, 2012
Leave it to a worried daddy to try to protect his little girl. In a new chat up with The Hollywood Reporter, TV legend-turned-bona fide movie starlet Jennifer Aniston shared what her father, Days of Our Lives star John Aniston (Victor), said to her when he found out she wanted to follow him into acting:
THR: Your father, John Aniston, has been a longtime castmember on NBC’s Days of Our Lives. Has he, or anyone else in the industry, given you career advice that has really stuck with you?
Aniston: My dad’s advice has always been: “Don’t do it. Become a doctor. Become a lawyer.” He didn’t want me to be heartbroken because he knew it was a tough business. It compelled me to go for it even harder. Do what keeps you happy, and don’t ever let people box you in. There was a period when I was on Friends where The Good Girl came to me, or [2006’s] Friends With Money came to me. I thought, I’ve got to go for it now and try to not just be Rachel Green so I can get out of the Fruity Pebbles section at the grocery and explore the organic food. It’s a terrible analogy, but I had to get out there and do something different so they could see that I’m an actor, so I didn’t forget that I could do other things. I was lucky that happened. READ MORE