‘Friends’ Star Jennifer Aniston Once Shared Why She Decided to Make a TV Comeback

Published 02/12/2024, 8:06 AM EST

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Most of the world might know Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green from NBC’s sitcom, Friends. Although it has been nearly two decades since the show ended, the actress has poured herself more into her Hollywood dreams. From working with Adam Sandler to Owen Wilson, Jason Bateman, and more, the 55-year-old has done it all. However, back in 2019, she made a rather surprising TV comeback and decided to open up about why she chose to do it.

Most of the world might have expected the actress to have missed the feeling of working on something that lasted years instead of just months. However, her answer will surprise you.

Jennifer Aniston once revealed why she returned to TV

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Back in 2019, Jennifer Aniston had just stunned the world with her first Netflix collaboration with Adam Sandler for the Murder Mystery franchise. Just months after that, the former Friends star shocked the world as she collaborated with Reese Witherspoon to bring The Morning Show to life. Before the first season of the show came out, the actress sat down with Variety to promote the series. That is when she revealed that “big Marvel films” had heavily influenced her decision.

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Aniston said that “when these streaming services were just sort of exploding with this amount of quality” was when she decided to make the jump. After all, she admitted that “what’s available out there” was “just diminishing and diminishing.” While the actress might have felt as though she had no other option to keep herself relevant in the acting world, she seems to have done a rather good job with her and Witherspoon’s project.

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Back in April 2023, Apple TV+ announced that Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s The Morning Show would be coming back for a 4th season. While fans were excited by the news, the third season was still months away. Although the show has since progressed, fans have been put on the fence about the drama series as some thought it was becoming wildly ludicrous.

With the public not receiving the season too well, there is no saying what could happen to Aniston’s series if viewership and rating numbers continue to drop with the brand-new season. However, the actress has her own production company and with a little help from her friends, she might just be able to take the show to new heights.

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What do you think about Jennifer Aniston’s reason for coming back to television series? Let us know in the comments below.

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Prathika Prashant

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Prathika Prashant is an Entertainment Writer and Hollywood News Reporter at Netflix Junkie. Having 150+ articles to her name, her EdTech background helped her explore her love for writing. However, being a singer who can be seen covering her favorite songs in her free time is what truly got her into the glittery world of entertainment.

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