Actor Reese Witherspoon turned down a return to “Friends” because of her fear of performing in front of a live studio audience.
“Did you know they asked me back and I said, ‘No, I can’t do it.’ I was too scared,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press this week.
“I got scared,” she said. “Yeah, they asked me to come back and I was like, ‘I’m too nervous.’”
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Witherspoon had a cameo as Jennifer Aniston’s on-screen sister Jill Green in two episodes of the hit NBC sitcom.
She explained her reason for never reprising the popular role to Aniston during the promotion of their new Apple TV+ dramedy “The Morning Show.”
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Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) reveals that she was asked back to #Friends but declined. Unlike Jennifer Aniston, she did not enjoy performing in front of a live studio audience when she played Aniston’s sister on the show. pic.twitter.com/tdSpE3Eo7S
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) November 15, 2019