In Cake (2014), Aniston starred as an astringent woman named Claire Simmons who struggles with chronic pain.  The film received mixed reviews; however, Aniston's performance was highly praised, dubbed by some critics as "Oscar-worthy. " The Toronto International Film Festival called her performance "heartbreakingly good", Gregory Ellwood of HitFix stated, "It's really on most people's radar for being a rare dramatic turn for Jennifer Aniston, and she doesn't disappoint. " He further stated, "Aniston makes you believe in Claire's pain. She makes you believe this character is at her lowest point and only she can pull herself out of it. . . . It's a complete performance from beginning to end and she deserves the appropriate accolades for it. " For her portrayal, Aniston was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. 
Well, in a new interview with Marie Claire for their December issue, the actress explained why she finally decided to address it. Actually touching on her divorce from Brad Pitt , Jen shared:
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Let me start by saying that addressing gossip is something I have never done. I don’t like to give energy to the business of lies, but I wanted to participate in a larger conversation that has already begun and needs to continue. Since I’m not on social media, I decided to put my thoughts here in writing.