The lead actors of Friends had a special connection to their characters, but it’s interesting to note that Jennifer Aniston and her character Rachel had similar experiences in their past. Friends is an iconic sitcom that has remained universally beloved, even though it ended almost 20 years ago. The show’s stars have gone on to have different careers, but they are still loved for their roles in Friends. When the show began in 1994, it was an experiment with a limited budget. This led to the creators searching for young and aspiring performers who eventually became superstars thanks to the show. This restriction turned out to be a blessing as it allowed Friends to find the perfect actors for their roles who shared similar qualities with their characters.
Matt LeBlanc followed his passion for acting and chased after his dream role, similar to the character he played on Friends. Nevertheless, he wasn’t alone in this pursuit as Jennifer Aniston shared a lot of similarities with her character Rachel Green. Aniston was previously employed as a waitress in New York before finally landing her dream job. Correspondingly, like Rachel, she was awful at her previous job, though it was not waitressing but rather working as a telemarketer.
In an interview, Jennifer Aniston revealed that her experience working at Days Of Our Lives was much like her character Rachel’s – they both never made any sales. What’s interesting is that Aniston had a family member working on the show instead of a friend like Joey. This similarity with her character helped her ace her auditions and eventually make it big in the movie industry. Although acting was her calling, Aniston could have excelled in the fashion industry too if she had pursued it. After all, like her famous character Rachel Green, Aniston herself embodies the perfect real-life Rachel Green.