How do you guys generally feel about Jennifer Aniston? From what I can tell, most people either really like her or really, really don’t. Personally, I’m kind of indifferent. I think she can be silly sometimes, and I’ve definitely rolled my eyes at her more than a few times, but I don’t have the same sort of animosity for her that I have for Gwyneth Paltrow or Lea Michele, not by a long shot. The only thing is that I absolutely hate Friends. I cannot stand that show, and I never could, and when it came on Nick at Nite, I drafted a really harsh letter to Nickelodeon to tell them my feelings, but I never sent it because I figured that if I live in a world where Friends was so popular in the first place, then the world I live in isn’t fair or just, and such a protest would be pointless. That’s the strongest I’ve ever felt about anything remotely related to Jennifer Aniston.
But since people are still talking about Friends and Rachel hair and the like, I figured at least some of you guys would care about what Jennifer has to say about it, all these years later, so here goes:
On the Rachel hair: My hair has never been my greatest feature, so that was funny enough unto itself that my hair became so focused on. I have curly, uncontrollable hair! I didn’t love that cut; it was a haircut to clean up damaged hair. I’m really a long-hair kind of girl.
On Ross and Rachel in 2012: They’re absolutely, 100 percent together. They have more kids! He’s probably still working, and hopefully they’re still hanging out somewhere. It would be really upsetting if they weren’t; it would bum me out.
On the possibility of a Friends movie: I can’t imagine how you would do it, unless you did it years from now. Then it would be: “Who are these guys? What are we watching?” I can’t imagine what that would be. It’s not normal. Friends is in your living room; Friends is not in a movie theater. It doesn’t make sense to me. I think it would be going against its authentic self.
On what it would take to get her back on a television series: It would probably take those five actors [from Friends] and be somewhere where we left off. I loved what I did for 10 years; it was pure joy and nothing but fun, and it’d be hard to top it. The way we sort of felt the excitement of what Friends was when it started, it would have to be something where you felt a similar charge. But I’ll never ever say never.
On her favorite characters: I really loved [2002’s] The Good Girl. Rachel on Friends, I owe everything to her. But I also loved Dr. Julia in Horrible Bosses . Those three mean a lot to me.
Awesome, but hey, Jennifer, do you think you could tell us about that one sitcom you were on back in the 90’s? What was that show called again?