Jennifer Aniston says she ‘couldn’t keep calm’ filming this ‘Friends’ scene with Lisa Kudrow

Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow took a stroll down memory lane during a video chat for Variety Actors in a matter of actors. The actresses recalled their days in friends – 10 years to be exact – and he admitted that the popular sitcom comedy gave them professional engagement issues when the series ended in 2004.

“When you’re producing, you’re there from scratch, with the idea and the show, and then the scripts, and then the crew, and then the cast. Do you find it a more comfortable place to work, or do you like to go to an already formed family and be the invited member of the family for now? Aniston asked his former co-star.

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<p><em>Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston remember Friends during a virtual meeting.  (Photo: NBCUniversal via Getty Images)</em></p>
<p>“I like being the invited member of the family for the moment.  When I’m producing my own thing, that’s different, but I have a commitment problem from <em>friends</em>, to be honest with you, ”Kudrow replied.</p>
<p>“Just afraid to commit to something because nothing will be as good as <em>friends</em>?  I understand, ”added Aniston.</p>
<p>“<em>friends</em>It’s not like, ‘Oh, it was such hard work for 10 years,’ ”Kudrow shared.  “It’s not that. It was that I know the show worked because we all committed to each other as well. It wasn’t just committing to a role, committing to a contract. We all still love each other. Our cast is like that, and that’s why it worked. I think part of me died. I can’t do that again. I’m not going to do that again. “</p>
<p>At one point during the hour-long virtual meeting, Kudrow asked her friend if she saw any episode of <em>friends</em> while staying home during the coronavirus pandemic.</p>
<p>“I love it. I love tripping over a <em>friends</em> episode, “Aniston noted.” This time I was with Courteney [Cox], and we were trying to find something of reference, an old <em>friends</em> thing.  And then we bumped into – there are bloopers online – and we sat at the computer like two nerds looking at these bloopers laughing at ourselves. “</p>
<p>Kudrow knew exactly what Aniston was talking about, admitting that she too had seen the bloopers for “hours”. </p>
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Actors you didn’t know auditioned for ‘Friends’

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FRIENDS – Season 6 – Photo: (lr) David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani – (Photo by: NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Ellen DeGeneres rejected the role of Phoebe.

Tea Leoni was Rachel’s first choice, but she turned it down.

Elizabeth Berkley also auditioned for Rachel.

Eric McCormack auditioned for the role of Ross multiple times.

Jon Favreau was offered the role of Chandler, but declined.

Jon Cryer almost auditioned for Chandler, but his audition tape came to executives too late.

Hank Azaria auditioned for Joey multiple times.

Lisa Kudrow beat Kathy Griffin for the role of Phoebe.

Kudrow also beat Jane Lynch.



Aniston said what she loves when she watches an episode of friends is to remember the exact moment when someone broke the character during filming.

“This is what I love, is that when I watch an episode, I generally remember where we broke up during the scene,” added Aniston.

“You do?!” Kudrow surprised replied.

“You and I always laughed out loud because you had this wonderful ability to: you were about to hit your limit and you would do this adorable thing where you would break. You would say the key phrase, and you would always address the audience and say, ‘Sorry, it’s really fun.’ “(friends recorded in front of a live audience.)

“Yes, I didn’t mean the auction, did I?” Kudrow agreed. “I didn’t want to ruin it.”

“You had the ability to laugh, to break during the auction. Because like Lisa you also thought it was fun, what Phoebe said. Which was very endearing, ”added Aniston.

“Which is a matter of compromise,” Kudrow chimed in.

“And then I would see you do that, and then I would break,” added Aniston. “We were terrible.”

Aniston vividly recalled a scene that made her laugh: “The scene where the bagpipes happened.”

He is referring to Season 7, Episode 15 titled “The One With Joey’s New Brain”. David Schwimmer’s character Ross was learning to play the bagpipes for Monica (Cox) and Chandler’s (Matthew Perry) wedding.

“The bagpipes, where you started singing 100% to the sound of the bagpipes, I couldn’t keep them together,” Aniston laughed. “No one could hold it together.”

Enjoy the moment below: