According to a resurfaced interview with “Days of Our Lives” star John Aniston from 1986, the actor shared that he often changes gears and feels antsy while focusing on just one thing. “It’s schizophrenia,” Aniston told Soap Opera Digest, revealing that when he’s not acting he likes to do things such as remodel homes and sell real estate. The actor also admitted that he’s had a long-standing interest in medicine, and previously wanted to become a doctor. However, he reveals that he was refused entrance into medical school because of his age.
“I found it was very difficult to get in if you’re over twenty-five years of age in this country,” Aniston previously said. The outlet noted at the time that medical schools often frowned upon older applications as they have a limited number of years of service as doctors, and that they preferred to keep the coveted spots open for younger applicants. “Even UCLA told me that the oldest person that they ever took was twenty-eight years old and he had won a Nobel Prize in biophysics or something,” Aniston stated.
While Aniston could have made a wonderful doctor, he ultimately stuck with acting, where he gets the opportunity to change gears on a regular basis to keep his restlessness at bay.