The stars of Friends had a unique connection to their characters, especially Jennifer Aniston who played Rachel. Interestingly, Aniston and Rachel had similar experiences in their past. Even though Friends ended almost two decades ago, it remains an iconic sitcom that continues to be loved universally. The stars of the show have moved on to different careers, but they are still cherished for their roles in Friends. When the show premiered in 1994, it was an experimental project with a limited budget. Thus, the creators had to search for young and aspiring actors who eventually became superstars thanks to the show. This restriction turned out to be beneficial as it allowed Friends to find the perfect actors who shared similar traits with their characters.
Matt LeBlanc pursued his acting dream with determination and landed the role of a lifetime on Friends, much like his character Joey Tribbiani. But he wasn’t the only one on the show who found similarities between their character and their real life. Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green, also had a similar experience. Before finding her big break, Aniston worked as a waitress in New York, just like Rachel did. And like Rachel, Aniston wasn’t particularly good at her previous job – although it was telemarketing rather than waitressing.
During an interview, Jennifer Aniston shared that her early work experience at Days Of Our Lives was quite similar to her famous character Rachel Green’s – they both struggled to make any sales. Interestingly, Aniston had a family member working on the show instead of a friend like Joey. This similarity between her experience and her character’s helped her nail her auditions and eventually find success in the movie industry. Despite pursuing acting as her career, Aniston could have excelled in the fashion industry too, much like Rachel Green. In fact, Aniston herself embodies the characteristics of the perfect real-life Rachel Green.