Why January Jones never became the star Hollywood wanted her to be

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January Jones seems comfortable in both her career and her home life. Rather than courting the spotlight, the actress prefers to keep to herself. As she told Glamour in 2013, “I don’t like going to parties, and things like that. I prefer to sit at home and be by myself, reading or watching TV or playing with my son. I don’t get lonely very much.” At a time when so many celebs are spending copious amounts of time curating their social media profiles, live-streaming, or hobnobbing at all the latest hot spots, Jones seems uninterested in all of that. To each their own, but her decisions could be hurting her prospects in Hollywood.

Regardless, Jones seems comfortable — or at least comfortably uncomfortable — doing things her own way, even if that means she isn’t the star Hollywood wanted her to be. “If everything always went perfectly, I would feel like, When is the ball going to drop? Because good things don’t always last,” she told Interview in 2009. “…I come from a background where I was never told that I couldn’t do anything, so I’m very stubborn. I don’t know if I believe in fate or destiny, but it kind of feels that way sometimes.”

As for work-life balance? She knows what you may be thinking. “People keep saying, ‘Oh poor you, being a single mum. But I don’t want to be pitied,” she told Glamour. “I can do anything I want to do.” 

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