The 47-year-old became visibly upset when fielding questions at Europe’s largest festival for children.
The query that touched her the most seemed to be the one about whether she ever woke up in the morning not knowing who she was.
“There are not enough fingers and toes in this entire room to count how many times that moment has happened to me,” a teary Jennifer responded.
“We’re all human beings at the end of the day, whether we’re a waitress or a baker or a student or whatever we are, at the end of the day you kind of hit walls and think, ‘I kind of can’t go any further.’ Or, ‘This is too much. My heart can’t take it or the pain is too great.’ Or, ‘Am I good enough? Will I survive?’ And you just have to sort of somehow miraculously overcome. You just go, ‘I can’t, yes I can, yes you can.’”
The actress then reminded her audience that their idols, though famous, battle the same demons as they do.
“There’s nothing that separates us from you, because we all started at the same place,” she told the girls.
Jennifer also touched on the importance of human connections in the digital age as it relates to the image of women after one attendee asked how Hollywood can work to tell women’s stories.
“I think we need to empower women to not just be about dresses and beauty and selfies.
“We need to start having conversations and put our phones down and get out of social media, take social media brakes,” she said.
Jennifer added: “That’s why we’re not seeing the right stories being told, because everyone is stuck in their phones.”
It’s the second time in recent weeks that Jennifer has used a public platform to share her views.
She wrote a sternly-worded response for the Huffington Post on how she was fed-up with the constant pregnancy rumours. Click here to read more.