updated 08/09/2010 AT 5:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/08/2010 AT 5:00 PM ET
In her new movie The Switch, Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who decides to get pregnant in a non-traditional way – with a “turkey baster,” her friend jokes in the film.
During a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday, the actress defended her character’s leap into single motherhood by using a sperm donor.
“Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child,” Aniston, 41, said. “Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents’ days when you can’t have children because you have waited too long.”