Jennifer Aniston had to shed more than 13 kg to win the 'Friends' role

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston was apparently forced to drop 30 pounds (13.6 kg) in order to land her career launching role on Friends. In a new book released as part of the 25th anniversary of the iconic series, author Saul Austerlitz reveals Jennifer Aniston was asked to slim down significantly in order to portray Rachel Green.

He says if she wanted to stay in Hollywood she literally had to lose 30 pounds because Los Angeles was a tough place to be as an actress and as a woman.

Jennifer Aniston herself previously opened up on the pressure she faced on being skinny in the '96 cover story for Rolling Stone, sharing that her agent gave it to her straight, however, the disgusting thing of Hollywood was that she wasn't getting a lot of jobs because she was too heavy.

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