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Jennifer Aniston Shares How She Tried to Distance Herself from Rachel Green

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It would not be wrong to say that Rachel Green is the most iconic character Jennifer Aniston has played in her career. However, the Friends star has tried hard to distance herself from this character.


Despite working in countless films, Rachel Green has become her identity.

While people must be familiar with Friends and some have watched it multiple times, Jennifer Aniston has an incredibly vast career. Throughout her career, she has played many interesting characters. Her filmography includes films like The Good Girl, Bruce Almighty, Rumor Has It, The Break-Up, Marley & Me, and Horrible Bosses. However, she is best known as Rachel Green. Despite the fact that it was a 90s character, it is still relevant and a fashion icon for many. Even if people are not a fan of Jennifer Aniston, they know who Rachel Green is.

However, Jennifer Aniston tried hard to separate herself from this character.

Despite the role of Rachel bringing her fame and appreciation, she wanted the industry to look past it. However, Aniston could not let go of this persona and exhausted herself in the process. In an interview, Jennifer Aniston said:

“I mean, I could not get Rachel Green off of my back for the life of me. I could not escape ‘Rachel from Friends,’ and it’s on all the time and you’re like, ‘Stop playing that f—— show!'”

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Recalling her 2002 film, The Good Girl, she said:

“‘The Good Girl’ was the first time I got to really shed whatever the Rachel character was, and to be able to disappear into someone who wasn’t that was such a relief to me. But I remember the panic that set over me, thinking, ‘Oh God, I don’t know if I can do this. Maybe they’re right. Maybe everybody else is seeing something I’m not seeing, which is you are only that girl in the New York apartment with the purple walls.'”

Although we all love Rachel Green, Jennifer Aniston’s latest performance in The Morning Show proves her caliber as an actress. She is much more than just the Friends character.


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