When Reese Witherspoon became a Friend of Friends, guest-starring in 2000 as Rachel’s little sister Jill in two episodes during the show's sixth season (The One with Rachel’s Sister and The One Where Chandler Can’t Cry), little did she know an ongoing friendship with Jennifer Aniston would be formed. It’s a bond that continues to this day, as the on-screen sisters star in the Apple TV+ drama The Morning Show, which was recently renewed for a second season by the new streaming network and brought Aniston a SAG Award. (Further, their co-star Billy Crudup was recently honored with a Critics Choice Award.) Witherspoon was actually slated for more appearances as Jill on Friends, but as she revealed in a recent interview a severe case of stage fright and the thought of filming in front of a live audience squelched any desire to return. Tabloids suggested at the time that on-set tensions between the two were the reason, but when Witherspoon was recently quoted as saying, “We’ve been friends ever since,” those rumors were finally laid to rest.
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