Jennifer Aniston seems to have figured out Instagram in just a few posts. After joining social media for the first time last week, the 50-year-old actress gave the “Instagram vs. Reality” trend a try on Monday by posting two photos from the set of her recent Variety Power of Women cover shot.
“I’m just a girl…standing with hair and makeup on,” the text said, referring to Julia Roberts’ famous line in the 1997 romantic comedy Notting Hill: “I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
Jennifer Aniston chose to post an honest behind-the-scenes photo to show how much work it takes to make her look like she “woke up like this.”
She also shared this picture from the shoot, which shows that her hard work paid off.
“I’ve never seen someone get ready for Instagram so well. It’s a wonderful way to learn. What an entry, then a #tbt, then an Instagram vs. reality photo with a movie reference in the caption…wow. “Art” and “Entertainment” Tonight, tonight’s host Lauren Zima wrote a message under the post. Another fan wrote, “Living for her posts already.”
When she got to play Rachel on FRIENDS, Aniston’s career really took off. The actress said that when she started working on the cult show, she started to see herself in a new way and find her voice. She told Variety, “I started meeting all these people who told me how much the show meant to them, like how it helped them get over a bad breakup or get better when they were sick.” “I was so deeply affected by that. And I started to think differently about my own voice and what it meant to have a place to use it.
Other pictures from the shoot show that she had a great time the whole time.
She says that “true power” comes from using your words “to hold people up and bring people together.”
“It’s funny, I’ve never really thought of myself as ‘strong.’ Yes, it is. But not really strong. I’ve been thinking a lot about this difference lately because the words “power” and “abuse of power” keep coming up in the news about what’s going on in our country and in our business. It’s like a rebalancing of the scales, I guess.
Jenniffer Aniston’s first Instagram post was a selfie of the group of “Friends” together, and it already has over 14 million likes.