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Imagine making thatÂ decision… Did you know that Jennifer Aniston turned down SNL in the 90’s for a little unknown show Friends…She spoke to Oprah while promoting, Just Go With It!! She def madeÂ theÂ right decision but at the time SNL was the known show!!! Sometimes chances pay off!!
Adam Sandler recounts the SNL story…
â€œWe wanted Aniston to be on the show with us. And she, I remember being on the ninth floor where [executive producer] Lorne Michaelâ€™s office was and seeing Jen come in,â€ Adam Sandler recounted. â€œI was like, â€˜Oh my God, thereâ€™s Aniston. Is she about to be on our show?â€™
â€œHer going in, having a talk, leaving. I was like, â€˜Wow! Iâ€™m gonna be working with Aniston?â€™â€
Adam said he quickly found out Jennifer turned the gig down in favor of another project in the works.
â€[I remember thinking], â€˜She said no?â€™ Sheâ€™s gonna do that â€˜Friendsâ€™? What the hell is â€˜Friendsâ€™? That was the truth,â€ Adam laughed.
Jennifer said she got plenty of flack for turning down the long-running NBC series in favor of a sitcom upstart.
â€œThey were like, â€˜Youâ€™re so stupid,â€™â€ Jennifer noted.
Attempting to clarify things, Oprah asked, â€œDid Lorne Michaels offer that to you?â€
â€œYeah, you know, I had this show â€˜Friendsâ€™ coming up and I thought, â€˜Yeah, â€˜Saturday Night Liveâ€™?â€ Jen said, holding her hands like a double-tiered scale. â€œBut they thought I was making a huge mistake.â€
â€œWorked out for ya,â€ Oprah chimed in.
â€œDid all right,â€ Jennifer laughed.
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