The actress said that producers were thinking of recasting the role of Rachel Green before the show even aired, because of Aniston’s commitment to another sitcom on CBS.
Speaking at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Jennifer Aniston said: “Friends came when I was off doing Muddling Through.
“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.'”
However, Muddling through only lasted for 3 months in 1994, which meant that Aniston didn’t essential to be replaced in Friends.
Jennifer Aniston also spoke about early reports that the producers for Friends originally wanted her to play Monica Geller.
“They wanted Courteney [Cox] to play Rachel,” the Cake actress said, “and unbeknownst to each other, I wanted to play Rachel and she wanted to play Monica. It worked out perfectly.”
Jennifer Aniston explained herself as “the number one snubbed” after she failed to secure a nomination for her role in Cake at this year’s Oscars.