Jennifer Aniston says Friends reunion reminded her of 'the hardest time in her life'

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Jennifer Aniston in a scene from the Friends reunion. (Photo: HBO Max/YouTube)
Jennifer Aniston in a scene from the Friends reunion. (Photo: HBO Max/YouTube)

Jennifer Aniston is sharing more than she has in years in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor talks being stalked by the tabloids and more as she opens up to writer Lacey Rose.

What the tabloids and the media did to people's personal lives back then, regular people are doing now. Although I haven't seen a tabloid in so long. Am I still having twins? Am I going to be the miracle mother at 52? (Laughs).

Of Friends: The Reunion, which aired earlier this year and was one of Google's most-searched TV shows of the year, she said though the cast always did have a lot of fun together, she didn't expect being back on set to hit her so hard, considering everything she went through at the time the show ended in 2004.

"Time travel is hard," she said.

Though she didn't speak specifically about what it was that was difficult, the actor did split from Brad Pitt around the same time in January 2005.

"I think we were just so naive walking into it, thinking, 'How fun is this going to be? They're putting the sets back together, exactly as they were.' Then you get there and it's like, 'Oh right, I hadn't thought about what was going on the last time I was actually here.'," she said.

"And it just took me by surprise because it was like, 'Hi, past, remember me? Remember how that sucked? You thought everything was in front of you and life was going to be just gorgeous and then you went through maybe the hardest time in your life?'

"It was all very jarring and, of course, you've got cameras everywhere and I'm already a little emotionally accessible, I guess you could say, so I had to walk out at certain points. I don't know how they cut around it."


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