By the time the pilot for a new NBC show called Friends came along in 1994, Jennifer Aniston was trying to make her mark in Hollywood. With the 1993 bomb Leprechaun as the biggest credit on her resume, however, Jennifer had nothing to lose and auditioned for Friends. The producers originally wanted Aniston to audition for the role of neurotic chef Monica Gellar, but Jennifer thought she was more of a “Rachel Green” — and she was right. The role of Monica went to fellow hottie Courteney Cox.
When Jennifer first appeared in the pilot (which was called Friends Like Us) as a runaway bride, she was also starring in a show called Muddling Through… but we don’t need to tell you what happened to that one.
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