Jennifer Aniston revealed that she was almost replaced on Friends. Thank goodness this never happened — the entire ‘90s could have been completely different!
The perfectly straight-haired Aniston played the bubbly Rachel Green on the popular comedy sitcom from 1994-2004, but she was almost fired do to other filming commitments with the show, 'Muddling Through'.
And get this … her friends were even auditioning for her part in Friends. How dare they!
“So there was a period where I had to stand out of the photographs for the group shots, and I had phone calls from girlfriends saying, ‘I'm auditioning for your part in Friends,’” she said at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday night.
The A-list star continued: “They [execs] just took the chance that 'Muddling Through' would fail after the two episodes they picked it up for.”
Thank the studios it did, what would we have done without the ‘Rachel’ haircut?
The 45-year-old actress even confessed that the producers almost made her play Courteney Cox’s character, Monica. No, no no! That would not make sense at all!
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“They wanted Courteney to play Rachel,” Jen said. "But it all worked out in the end. And unbeknownst to each other, I wanted to play Rachel and she wanted to play Monica. It worked out perfectly.”
Phew, we’re glad it all worked out!