In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Aniston discussed her time as Rachel Green on “Friends” and her experience moving on from that role as an actress.
“There was a period when I was on Friends where [2002's] ‘The Good Girl’ came to me, or [2006's] ‘Friends With Money’ came to me,” she mused. “I thought, I’ve got to go for it now and try to not just be Rachel Green so I can get out of the Fruity Pebbles section at the grocery and explore the organic food. It’s a terrible analogy, but I had to get out there and do something different so they could see that I’m an actor, so I didn’t forget that I could do other things. I was lucky that happened.”
Aniston also revealed that she thinks the best opportunities for women right now are in independent films, adding, “But I also think, thanks to the Kristen Wiigs of the world and thanks to ‘Bridesmaids’ and those kinds of female comedies, that it’s going to open up and change. It has to evolve; there’s only so much we can see of guys with guns and frat boys.”
Do you agree with Jennifer Aniston’s assessments of Hollywood roles for women? Read her entire Hollywood Reporter interview here.