Jennifer Aniston slams 'distracting' social media

The Critics Choice Awards 2016 Arrivals Featuring: Jennifer Aniston Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 18 Jan 2016 Credit: Apega/

Jennifer Aniston doesn't understand the attraction of social media.

The 47-year-old actress is one of just a handful of stars who have resisted creating accounts on sites such as Twitter and Instagram. And while her husband, Justin Theroux, regularly updates his fans through the medium of social media, Jennifer won't be following in his footsteps anytime soon.

"I think it's (social media) really distracting," Jennifer told the Press Association. "The amount of time it takes people to probably post all of that stuff, it feels very time consuming. It's just not my thing."

Jennifer was speaking to promote her new movie Mother's Day, in which she stars alongside Jason Sudeikis.

The 40-year-old actor is a regular presence on the Internet, and credits his fiancee Olivia Wilde, who hit headlines when she had an online feud with Justin Bieber after criticising him for going shirtless during a night out, for helping change his views on social media.

"She's good at it," Jason said of his partner's messages online. "It's not an all-day, every-day thing. She's funny. She speaks about issues.

"I would say she changed my personal opinion of it. I have nothing against it for other people. They can do whatever they want.

"A photo with a comment? Easy. I can handle that. The effort doesn't hurt my feelings. The content? Possibly. It's just not my bag."

Olivia has 1.7 million Twitter followers, while Jason is a long way behind with just 46,500.

Mother's Day is the latest offering from Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall, and features Jennifer and Jason as part of an all-star cast including Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and Shay Mitchell.

It was the chance to work with Garry though that first attracted Jennifer to the movie.

"It was a fun ensemble, a great group of people involved and it was something fun to be a part of," she added.