Jennifer Aniston On Her Pre-Teen Figure & Her Early Days As A Very Bad Waitress

Jennifer Aniston is known for her trim figure, but she admitted she was a chubby pre-teen when opening up to Marie Claire’s July issue about her first acting job.

“When I was 12, I asked him if I could get a part on his show. I wore a yellow skating outfit, and I was kinda large,” Jennifer said of the costume she wore on dad John Aniston’s then-soap “Search for Tomorrow.” “It’s hard to look good in yellow, and I certainly did not.”

Bitten by the acting bug, Jennifer said she waitressed to make ends meet as she got older, before her super-success with “Friends.”

Unfortunately for many patrons of her food establishment, Jennifer was a bad food server.

“I dropped more than one Alpine burger in customers’ laps, and you just do not want all of that Swiss cheese and mushrooms in your pants. I wasn’t a good waitress, but I was told that I was very nice and charming, so people liked me anyway,” she told the mag.

The actress, who hits the big screen on July 8 in “Horrible Bosses,” alongside Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, said she eventually moved to Los Angeles after New York proved to be a tough market.

“I was struggling a little in New York, working as a waitress at Jackson Hole but not really getting any consistent acting work. Then I moved out here to Los Angeles, and I started getting pilots and working pretty regularly,” she said.

While she’s happy in her current job, Jennifer admitted she would have stayed in a creative discipline if acting hadn’t worked out.

“If I weren’t an actor; I’d be: Maybe an interior designer. I love seeing a house and thinking about how it should be redone or restored,” she said. “I spent a lot of time doing my current house, and it’s beautiful. It’s like a beautiful work of art, and I’m very proud of it.”

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