Jennifer Aniston RECALLS how she almost lost out on playing her iconic Friends character Rachel Green

During a latest interview, Jennifer Aniston elaborated on her Friends: The Reunion anecdote of how her Muddling Through producer had as soon as informed her that Friends will not make her a star.


Jennifer Aniston had spoken about nearly shedding out on Friends throughout Friends: The Reunion as nicely.

During Friends: The Reunion, when Friends co-creators Marta Kauffman, David Crane and Kevin S. Bright spoke candidly about Jennifer Aniston“s casting course of, the 52-year-old actress had revealed that the producer of Muddling Through, one other sitcom that Jennifer was concurrently working in when Friends got here alongside, had informed her that her iconic sitcom would not make her a star. During a latest look on SiriusXM’s Gayle King within the House, Jennifer was requested for the backstory behind the identical.

Explaining how she was already part of Muddling Through whereas being “booked on Friends in second place to this present,” Aniston recalled her dialog with director Jim Burrows, who enquired about her scenario. While Jen felt that Marta and David had forged her on Friends as a result of Muddling Through would not get picked up, Jim had informed her, “Oh, belief me! They’ll decide it up simply to spite this present.” Burrows was proper as Muddling Through bought picked up for 3 episodes. Because of this, Friends’ crew began searching for a Rachel backup.

Jennifer even remembered getting calls from her pals who relayed to her that they have been auditioning for Rachel and if she might assist them out which shocked The Morning Show star. “I had a few girlfriends. So they have been high quality looking for backups if this different present went past these three episodes. And I simply went to the producer and I mentioned, ‘Please, please let me out of this present. I actually love this different present that I am doing.’ And as a result of somebody mentioned, ‘What might it harm? Just go in there and ask to be let off,'” Aniston recounted before concluding, “And that is when he mentioned, ‘I’ve seen that present Friends, I noticed that present. I noticed the pilot. That’s not going to make you a star. This present will make you a star.’ And then, the remaining is historical past. He was a stunning particular person and it was a stunning present and I loved it. I simply was head over heels in love with [Friends].”

Could we be extra glad over how issues panned out for Jennifer Aniston on Friends?! Rachel Green was F-L-A-W-L-E-S-S!