This Distinguishing Trait of ‘Friends’ Rachel Green Was Also a Part of the American Diva, Jennifer Aniston

Published 09/25/2023, 8:01 AM EDT

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Friends is one of those rare shows that clung to fans’ hearts and never left its grip. It is a home and a go-to place for millions of people, including many celebrities. Amidst various reasons for the show’s popularity, the perfect choice of cast is one of the major ones. It featured Jennifer Aniston as Rachel, David Schwimmer as Ross, and Courteney Cox as Monica, along with others. All these actors became so one with the characters that fans could not tell them apart.

A great example is Courteney Cox’s frequent appearances as Monica Geller on her Instagram handle. But did you know that Aniston also shares a trait with her alter ego?

Jennifer Aniston and Rachel Green’s one great common trait is surprisingly charming

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If an actor portrays a character for such a long time as the Friends cast did, it would not be surprising to know that they adapted to their characters’ traits. In 2001, during an interview with Rolling Stone, Aniston and her character were found to share a common trait, making the statement sound true. In the show, Rachel Green was funny, and a deft physical comedian. Surprisingly, the American Diva was also funny and used a lot of gestures while having a conversation with anyone.

Her character, Rachel Green, would use her body to wrap, stamp, and deliver jokes. Just like her character, the Cake actress would flash on a big eye or theatrically steel her jaw. She would also furrow her eyebrows. Additionally, when the Horrible Bosses actress would sit, she would hunch forward with her elbows on her knees. This specific posture would tell the person in front of her that she would tell a tale now. Interestingly, her talk would often involve charming hand gestures.

Rachel Green, who was a daddy’s spoiled princess, became an independent, strong, and inspiring woman in the show. Well, so did Jennifer Aniston. The Emmy-winning actress faced many challenges before making it in Hollywood but persevered and succeeded. Did you know the Murder Mystery actress was also a waitress before becoming a star, just like her character in Friends?

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As shocking as it sounds, Aniston was not the only one to have these many similarities with her character in the cast.

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Matthew Perry, who portrayed Chandler Bing, once revealed during his conversation with Tom Power that he knew he was Chandler as soon as he read the script. Just like the character, Perry was also sarcastic and had a troubled childhood. Moreover, fans have seen Courteney Cox channeling Monica Geller several times in her hilarious Instagram clips.

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The common thing between her and Monica is their obsession with neat and clean places. Just like Ross Geller, David Schwimmer was also extremely emotional and caring. And yes, Matt LeBlanc was also an aspiring actor with no money just the way Joey was in the show. Although Lisa Kudrow was not as weird as Phoebe Buffay, she certainly had her own madness to add to her character.

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Therefore, because of the perfect cast, the ’90s sitcom is still the most loved show ever. Are you also a Friends fan? What do you think about Jennifer Aniston’s common trait with Rachel Green? Tell us in the comments below.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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