Jennifer Aniston: 10 facts about the ‘Friends’ star you didn’t know

1. Her parents didn’t want her to become an actress

Despite both her parents being actors, they didn’t want their daughter to become an actress. Her dad didn’t want her to experience the rejection that came along with it and urged her to become a lawyer.

2. She wasn’t the first choice for Rachel

The directors initially had different ideas about Friends casting. They had actually picked Courteney Cox to be Rachel and Jennifer Aniston to play Monica.

3. She had dyslexia

In a 2015 interview with Hollywood Reporter, Jen revealed that she had been diagnosed with dyslexia, a learning disability in her 20’s.

4. She as huge fear of being in the water

When she was very young, he accidentally fell into a pool, and her brother helped her out of it. Since then, she is afraid of being in the water and even has difficulty in shooting underwater scenes.

5. She turned down SNL For Friends

Around the time she was cast as Rachel, she got an offer to be a part of the cast of Saturday Night Live. She ended up turning it down so she could star on Friends.

6. She hated her famous haircut from Friends

Women of the 90s often tried to copy her famous hairstyle, but Jennifer admitted she hated it. She claimed it was “the ugliest haircut” she’d ever seen. It later emerged that her stylist Chris McMillan was actually high when he created the cut.

7. In the last three seasons of Friends, Aniston was making $1 million per episode.

People reported that Aniston and Schwimmer took a pay cut in order to make sure everyone was given the same amount.

8. She had to lose quite a bit of weight to audition for Friends

She revealed that she had lost almost 30 pounds of weight for friends.

9. Madame Tussauds museum created wax figures of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston together

The wax figure was created when they were still together, but they both split up just a few months after the wax figure was unveiled to the public.

10. She has directed several well-known movies

She directed the short film named Room 10. She also directed a segment of a five-part anthology called Five.

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