Jennifer Aniston’s character of Rachel Greene in FRIENDS is without a doubt one of the most loved characters in the history of sitcoms. People are gaga over it, however, when recently the casting directors of the show sat together for a chat, they recalled the time Jennifer was going to get replaced on the show. In a recent interview, Jennifer was asked the backstory behind it. To which she said that another show titled Muddling Though had cast her first and then she got selected for FRIENDS. So, it came to a point that if Muddling Though would last for more than three episodes, she would have to let go of the other show i.e. FRIENDS. Talking about it she recalled that many of her girlfriends even auditioned for the role when they started looking for another Rachel green as Muddling Though lasted more than three episodes.
She said, “I had a couple of girlfriends. Yeah, so they were fine trying to find backups if this other show went beyond those three episodes. And I just went to the producer and I said, ‘Please, please let me out of this show. I really love this other show that I’m doing.’ And because someone said, ‘What could it hurt? Just go in there and ask to be let off.'” She add, “And that’s when he said, ‘I’ve seen that show, FRIENDS, I saw that show. I saw the pilot. That’s not going to make you a star. This show will make you a star.’ And then, the rest is history. But he was a lovely person and it was a lovely show and I enjoyed it. I just was madly in love with (FRIENDS).”