London: Jennifer Aniston has hit back at the 'painful' claims that she is too 'selfish' and 'career-driven' to have kids.

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston. Pic/Santa banta 

The 45-year-old actress said in an interview that she doesn't like the pressure that people put on her, on women, that one has failed oneself as a female because she hasn't procreated, the Mirror reported.

The 'Friends' star, who doesn't think it is fair to be pressured into having a child, added that "you may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn't mean that you aren't mothering dogs, friends, friends, children."

Aniston added that it is selfish of people to always accuse her of putting her career before the want and the desire to be a mother.

Aniston went on to add that there's all sorts of reasons why children aren't in people's lives, like she has a lot of friends who decided not to have children, who can't have children or are trying but are having a difficult time, and no one has the right to assume.

Aniston, who did not confirming if she's trying for children with fiance Justin Theroux, continued that the assumption is quite rude, insulting, and ignorant and even saying it gets her a little tight in her throat.