Jennifer Aniston feels older actresses should be "honoured" and "celebrated".

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

The 'Horrible Bosses' star is fed up of older women in Hollywood being constantly criticised for ageing and has urged for there to be more acceptance and understanding.

She said: "I think we have to change our perspective. I don't think life stops after 50 - if anything, it gets more and more exciting. For some reason, we don't honour or pay respect to ageing. It's something that we look at as a negative, and yet every single person on this planet does it.

"I don't understand why it's not something that's celebrated, why there's some sort of an expiration date on who you are as a person worth watching and a story being told about you. It makes absolutely no sense."

And the 48-year-old actress praised Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep for being advocates for the older women and for being "gorgeous goddesses".

Jennifer added to Glamour magazine: "Just because you can't bounce a penny off your tummy anymore, because you're not 22 or 32, doesn't mean that should quantify what makes you relevant and interesting. We have a generation of actors who were up-and-coming before the Internet existed. We're all still here, and we're doing just fine.

"So maybe we'll, hopefully, be setting the example of 'this is what it looks like'. Look at Helen Mirren: rock star, gorgeous, goddess. Meryl Streep, stunning, a rock star, gorgeous, goddess. All of the stories, there's so many stories that are there to be told."