Jennifer Aniston has joked that it was "almost just as good" to be snubbed for an Oscar than nominated.
The 'Cake' star - who was one actress on the list of the most shocking snubs from this year's Academy Award nominations - has revealed that she was "flattered" by the many messages from disgruntled friends and fans who insisted that she should have received a nod.
She shared: "I was amazed at how many messages of 'Shocked!' 'F**k 'em!' and 'Robbed!' I got.
"I found it quite endearing and flattering that I had so many people rooting for me. It was almost just as good to be number one snubbed than to be nominated. Now I don't have any pressure."
The 45-year-old actress also revealed that she took on the role of Claire Simmons, a bereaved addict, so she could alleviate some of her own doubts about her ability.
She said: "I needed to do it so I could prove to myself that I was able to do it. So I wasn't sitting there frustrated that I wasn't getting certain parts because they knew something I didn't know - which was that I couldn't do it …
"It's something I hadn't done before. To take on such a wonderfully layered, complex character."
Jennifer - who has been engaged to Justin Theroux since 2012 - also admitted that his support guided her towards the role in the drama.
She told The Huffington Post newspaper: "I have a level of ease right now in my life. I have an unbelievable partner who supports me and loves me and makes me feel like there's nothing I cannot do.
"There is something about having a partner who supports you that kind of allows you to have a real 'f**k-it' attitude. I gotta just go for everything, cause if I fall down on my face, I got my buddy right here to dust me off and say let's keep going."