Hiring based on followers, not talent? Jennifer Aniston says showbiz isn’t what it used to be

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Jennifer Aniston thinks the entertainment industry is now less "glamorous" than it once was.

The 52-year-old actress shot to global fame as Rachel Green in Friends, but Jennifer believes the industry has changed dramatically over recent years.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: "I don't know what the industry is anymore. It's not the same industry that it used to be. It's not that glamorous anymore. It's slowly becoming about TikTok and Instagram followers.

"It's like, we're hiring now based on followers, not talent? Oh, dear. And I'm losing touch. I'm not great at going, 'I'm going to stay relevant and join TikTok.'"

Jennifer actually joined Instagram in October 2019, and became the fastest user to reach one million followers.

Discussing her relationship with social media, she explained: "I used to say, can't I just join Twitter for a day and say 'Debunk' or 'That's b******t'? The answer was no, because then people respond and you have to follow up, and I was like, 'Well, that sounds terrible. I don't want to do that.'"

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Despite this, Jennifer previously admitted that she generally enjoys interacting with her fans.

She shared: "Most of the time I genuinely enjoy the exchange. 90 per cent of the people are happy and excited.

"Every now and then you'll encounter someone who is rude or entitled, with a 'Well, you asked for it' attitude. If I'm in the middle of dinner, no, I don't want you to take my picture.

"I try to have a rule: I only take photos with kids. It was a hard boundary for me to create because people get really p***** off at you. But you have to have limits. Otherwise you'll just be standing there doing selfies on a corner for decades."

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