Jennifer Aniston On Her Pre-Teen Figure: 'I Was Kinda Large'

Jennifer Aniston on the cover of Marie Claire's July 2011 issue Jennifer Aniston on the cover of Marie Claire's July 2011 issue

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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