Did Jennifer Aniston choose her Friends over SNL?
On Wednesday, Aniston appeared on Oprah with her Just Go With It co-star, Adam Sandler. During their interview, Sandler revealed that Aniston was originally approached to join the SNL cast.
“We wanted Aniston to be on the show with us,” Sandler recalled. “And she, I remember being on the ninth floor where [executive producer]Lorne Michael’s office was and seeing Jen come in I was like, ‘Oh my God, there’s Aniston. Is she about to be on our show?’”
Aniston decided to pass on SNL’s offer so she could be on Friends. She told Oprah that people thought she was “stupid” for turning down the opportunity to be on Saturday Night Live.
“They thought I was making a huge mistake,” Aniston said.
Oprah added, “Worked out for ya.”
“Did all right,” Aniston replied with a laugh.
Better than all right – Aniston went on to make over a million dollars per episode, as Friends became one of the most popular sitcoms of all time.