Jennifer Aniston Turned Down ‘SNL’ For ‘Friends’ !

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Imagine making that 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 made the right decision but at the time SNL was the known show!!! Sometimes chances pay off!!

Adam Sandler recounts the SNL story

“We wanted Aniston to be on the show with us. And she, I remember being on the ninth floor where [executive producer] Lorne Michael’s office was and seeing Jen come in,” Adam Sandler recounted. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, there’s Aniston. Is she about to be on our show?’

“Her going in, having a talk, leaving. I was like, ‘Wow! I’m gonna be working with Aniston?’”

Adam said he quickly found out Jennifer turned the gig down in favor of another project in the works.

”[I remember thinking], ‘She said no?’ She’s gonna do that ‘Friends’? What the hell is ‘Friends’? That was the truth,” Adam laughed.

Jennifer said she got plenty of flack for turning down the long-running NBC series in favor of a sitcom upstart.

“They were like, ‘You’re so stupid,’” Jennifer noted.

Attempting to clarify things, Oprah asked, “Did Lorne Michaels offer that to you?”

“Yeah, you know, I had this show ‘Friends’ coming up and I thought, ‘Yeah, ‘Saturday Night Live’?” Jen said, holding her hands like a double-tiered scale. “But they thought I was making a huge mistake.”

“Worked out for ya,” Oprah chimed in.

“Did all right,” Jennifer laughed.

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