Jennifer Aniston tries to stay true to herself.

The 'Bounty Hunter' actress insists she no longer worries about what people think of her because there is very little she can do to alter their opinions and so she stays focused on making herself happy.

She explained: "I don't think you can control that at the end of the day. You can't stunt what you do to please or not please the public. And the media will create stories whether they are true or false. So why stop doing what makes you happy? Be true to yourself and everything else will follow."

The former 'Friends' star - who directed the short film 'Room 10' in 2006 - is getting ready to go behind the camera on her first feature-length project because she is ready for a change in her career.

She said: "I have a project in development I'm going to direct. After you get enough movies under your belt, you sit back and go, 'What's next?' It's getting to be the time where creatively I want to turn in a different direction."

As well as directing, Jennifer tries to keep her work fresh by taking on different roles even though she mostly prefers comedy.

She added in an interview with WWD: "Obviously, I'm drawn to comedy, good or bad. But I love doing parts that are different and I sprinkle those throughout to get creatively unstuck.

"I'm really excited about my next movie 'Buttercup'. It's not trying not to make people laugh and it's not a big tent pole picture. It will be more for me - and for the people who say, 'You should do something serious.' "