Jennifer Aniston Gets Emotional on ‘Friends’ 30th Anniversary

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Jennifer Aniston got emotional discussing the 30th anniversary of “Friends” during a chat with Quinta Brunson on Variety’s Actors on Actors series. Aniston, 55, started tearing up when asked about watching the show today, saying, “Oh, God, don’t make me cry.”

Brunson, 34, comforted her, saying, “I won’t. We won’t make each other cry,” and suggested they could take a break from the topic.

After taking a tissue from a producer, Aniston clarified, “Sorry, I just started thinking about … I’m OK, these are happy tears.”

This conversation happened a few months after her co-star Matthew Perry passed away in October, adding to the emotional weight.

Reflecting on the show’s history, Aniston said, “It’s so strange to think that it’s even 30 years old. I remember the excitement of its premiere on NBC … it feels like yesterday. The fact that it’s had this long, wonderful life and still means so much to people is one of the greatest gifts. All six of us could never have imagined this.”

“Friends,” which premiered in 1994, quickly became a cultural phenomenon, making stars of Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer. Its enduring popularity continues to resonate with new generations of fans.

Aniston’s emotional reaction highlights the deep connection she and her co-stars have with the show and its impact on audiences worldwide. The 30th anniversary of “Friends” serves as a reminder of the show’s lasting legacy and the strong bonds formed both on and off-screen.

Re-reported from the article originally published in She the People.

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Jennifer Aniston Gets Emotional on ‘Friends’ 30th Anniversary

Image credit: USA TODAY

Jennifer Aniston got emotional discussing the 30th anniversary of “Friends” during a chat with Quinta Brunson on Variety’s Actors on Actors series. Aniston, 55, started tearing up when asked about watching the show today, saying, “Oh, God, don’t make me cry.”

Brunson, 34, comforted her, saying, “I won’t. We won’t make each other cry,” and suggested they could take a break from the topic.

After taking a tissue from a producer, Aniston clarified, “Sorry, I just started thinking about … I’m OK, these are happy tears.”

This conversation happened a few months after her co-star Matthew Perry passed away in October, adding to the emotional weight.

Reflecting on the show’s history, Aniston said, “It’s so strange to think that it’s even 30 years old. I remember the excitement of its premiere on NBC … it feels like yesterday. The fact that it’s had this long, wonderful life and still means so much to people is one of the greatest gifts. All six of us could never have imagined this.”

“Friends,” which premiered in 1994, quickly became a cultural phenomenon, making stars of Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer. Its enduring popularity continues to resonate with new generations of fans.

Aniston’s emotional reaction highlights the deep connection she and her co-stars have with the show and its impact on audiences worldwide. The 30th anniversary of “Friends” serves as a reminder of the show’s lasting legacy and the strong bonds formed both on and off-screen.

Re-reported from the article originally published in She the People.