It’s been 25 years since “Friends” premiered, and there’s not a generation out there that’s not obsessed.
Jennifer Aniston, who played “gal pal” Rachel Green, revealed she was offered an audition for late-night sketch show “Saturday Night Live”. Perhaps auspiciously, Rachel — from Ross and Rachel — didn’t accept the audition, because Aniston spent 10 years on “Friends” filling our hearts with warmth, living rooms with laughter, and heads with “the Rachel” hairdo.
However, the reason Jennifer didn’t want to audition isn’t so funny.
During an interview on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show, Aniston stated: “I didn’t think I would like that environment…”
She remembers meeting “SNL” showrunner Lorne Michaels, whom she called out for not having enough female representation on the show.
“I was like, ‘I think that women need to be treated better here,’ because it was such a boys club,” she says. “You’re just, not the brightest when you’re in your early 20s. I didn’t lecture him, I was just saying what I would hope if I was to do this, what I would hope it to be.”
Luckily, Aniston chose “Friends”, Rachel chose not to go to Paris (you’ve had 15 years see to how it ends), and we can continue loving the real-life friendship of Jennifer and her co-stars Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer.