Jennifer Aniston, 49, has spoken candidly about the bitter feud she had with her late mother, Nancy Dow.
The Hollywood star had a falling out with her mother, with the two remaining estranged right up until Nancy’s death in 2016.
Jennifer now plays a mother obsessed with beauty and has made parallels to her own mother-daughter relationship, in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph.
‘I did not come out the model child she had hoped for’: Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston, 49, (above) has spoken candidly about her famously bitter feud with her mother, Nancy Dow
‘She was a model and she was all about presentation and what she looked like and what I looked like,’ The Horrible Bosses star, said.
She then compared her role as a former beauty queen to a plus-size daughter to that of her relationship with her own mother.
‘I did not come out the model child she’s hoped for and it was something that really resonated with me,’ she said.
‘She was a model and she was all about presentation and what she looked like and what I looked like’: Jennifer said of her late mother, Nancy Dow (above) who passed in 2016
‘This little girl just wanting to be loved by a mum that was too occupied with things that didn’t quite matter,’ she added.
Jennifer will play the role of Rosie Dickson alongside up and coming Australian actress Danielle MacDonald, who will play her daughter Willowdean.
The daughter of Nancy and Days of Our Lives actor John Aniston, Jennifer has famously had a complicated relationship with her mother.
‘This little girl just wanting to be loved by a mum that was too occupied with things that didn’t quite matter,’ Jennifer said the film resonated with her (with co-star Danielle MacDonald)
Dow was a model who acted on television in the 1960s, including appearances on The Beverly Hillbillies and The Wild Wild West.
The actress stopped speaking to Nancy altogether after the latter published a book, From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir, in 1999.
Their estrangement lasted years and Jennifer didn’t invite her mother to her 2000 wedding to Brad Pitt, although they eventually reconciled after the couple divorced.
The Horrible bosses star had not seen her mother in several years prior to her death, not since Nancy’s stroke in 2011.
Jennifer has spoken about her strained relationship with her mother in the past: ‘She was critical. She was very critical of me,’ Jennifer said. ‘Because she was a model, she was gorgeous, stunning. I wasn’t. I never was,’ she said. Pictured: A scene from the film
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2015, Jennifer revealed how ‘critical’ her mother was of her.
‘She was critical. She was very critical of me,’ Jennifer said. ‘Because she was a model, she was gorgeous, stunning. I wasn’t. I never was,’ she said.
She continued: ‘I honestly still don’t think of myself in that sort of light, which is fine. She was also very unforgiving. She would hold grudges that I just found so petty.’
The actress reportedly attended Nancy’s funeral service on May 27, 2016, that was at Dow’s apartment in Los Angeles two days after her death, according to InTouch magazine.
Estrangement: Jennifer first fell out with her mother after she wrote a memoir in 1999, after Jennifer hit the big time on classic NBC series, Friends (above with cast)