Twenty-five years ago, Jennifer Aniston warmed the hearts of America as the spoiled “daddy’s girl”-turned-businesswoman and mother, Rachel Green, on the NBC sitcom Friends.
While the award-winning show has been over for a decade-and-a-half, Aniston, who has since starred in countless films, remains beloved for her time on the series. And now, the actress is returning to the small screen to take on an entirely different role.
Aniston is teaming up with her costar and fellow executive producer Reese Witherspoon, who guest-starred on Friends as her bratty younger sister, Jill, in 2000.
It was a reunion much enjoyed: “She and Reese have the same passion and got along great. Jen enjoys working with women she admires,” the source says.
The actresses pitched an idea of the show to Apple back in 2017, but the direction took a completely different turn when the #MeToo movement began. Suddenly, a fictional show became anything but unrealistic.
In the series, Aniston’s character, Alex Levy, is forced to address the nation after her co-host Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) is fired following allegations of sexual misconduct.