Jennifer Aniston Jokes on Eve of 45th Birthday About Reports on Her Personal Life
02/11/2014 AT 07:00 PM EST
While conducting an interview with author and activist Gloria Steinem for The Makers Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif., the actress made a pointed comment.
"The public has a great interest in our personal lives," Aniston said. "I know you've come up against this, and I certainly have too – where being a woman and our value and our worth is basically associated with our marital status or whether or not we have procreated."
Responded the childless Steinem, "Well, I guess we're in deep s–––!"
"That's what I thought," Aniston said with a laugh. "Just wanted to make sure that was the case. That we are, in fact, in deep s–––."
It looked to be a work-a-day birthday week for Aniston and her fiancé of 18 months, Justin Theroux, who on Tuesday was shooting his HBO series The Leftovers in New York.