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Jennifer Aniston's message to children will make you tear up

The actress wants you to know that she too, has self doubts

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 26 Jul 2016

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Jennifer Aniston continued to keep it very real at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy where she was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Later on, when she took part in a Q&A session with a group of children, she was asked if she ever woke up in the morning, feeling like she didn't know who she was.

"Yes – there's not enough fingers and toes in this entire room to count how many times that moment has happened to me," Jennifer said as she teared up. "I mean, my gosh, we're all human beings at the end of the day, whether we're a waitress or a baker or a student or whatever we are, at the end of the day you kind of hit walls and think I kind of can't go any farther. Or this is too much."

"My heart can't take it or the pain is too great, or am I good enough? Will I survive? And you just have to sort of somehow miraculously overcome. You just go, 'I can't, yes I can, yes you can,'" she added.

She also mentioned how fame does not make a person any less human.

"Know that your actors, your idols, your icons, whatever you call them, have all had that experience in their lives many, many times," she said. "There's nothing that separates us from you, because we all started at the same place. We all came out of nowhere. Don't punish yourself if you feel that. Go talk to people and seek help and always find something to inspire you."

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