Jennifer Aniston Once Discussed Her Regrets About Her Education to Rolling Stone Back in 1999

Published 11/04/2023, 8:50 AM EDT

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In the annals of Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston has remained an enduring icon, because of her talent, beauty, and charisma. Most of the world might know Jennifer Aniston as the spoilt character Rachel Green from the NBC sitcom, Friends. What her fans did not know was that her iconic character was not too far off from the star’s teenage self. Although the star had the support to follow her dreams, she may not have taken advantage of her opportunities.

Back in 1999, during an interview with Rolling Stone, Aniston opened up about her regrets regarding her education, offering a glimpse into a side of her rarely seen by the public.

Jennifer Aniston admitted being “rowdy” during her school days

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Twenty-four years ago, the now 54-year-old sat down with Rolling Stone when she was at the peak of her popularity. With the craze for Friends on the rise since the 90s, she was extremely well-known and loved. However, the actress was always private about her personal life. During the interview, she was asked about her education and whether she was a good student while growing up. Although most people would have thought her to be a straight-A student, Jennifer Aniston revealed she was “rowdy” and that she “had regrets” about her education.

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She went on to say that she spent most of her time in Rudolf Steiner School finding ways to “get attention.” Although it may have worked, she admitted that she “didn’t take in” as much as she could have. However, after she went to an acting school, her attitude towards learning changed a bit. While it might be surprising to think that Aniston was a troublemaker, it is a reality as revealed by the Just Go With It star.

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While she may have found her performing arts school through an old celebrated film, she revealed that she was not in the teacher’s good books.

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Jennifer Aniston might be one of the world’s favorite actresses now, but that was not always the case. When she was growing up, her teachers thought that she was “the worst.” She revealed to Rolling Stone back in 1999 that she had joined a high school for performing arts to work on her craft. While her father was against it, her mom supported her throughout.

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Aniston also revealed that it was there when she realized she had a knack for comedy. While she may have gotten lectured about tapping into her emotions and not letting her humor act as “an escape,” the actress ended up telling her teacher that she was “a serious 16-year-old actress.” Although fans may have been deprived of her comedic touch, at least they got the star that brought Rachel Green to life.

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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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