Jennifer Aniston Turned Down SNL for Friends

Entertainment Feb. 2, 2011 AT 6:40PM
Jennifer Aniston Turned Down SNL for Friends Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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In the early '90s, Lorne Michaels offered Jennifer Aniston a spot on Saturday Night Live, but the Just Go With It actress turned him down to work on Friends.

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"They were like, 'You're so stupid,'" Aniston, 41, told Oprah Winfrey during Wednesday's episode. "They thought I was making a huge mistake."

"It did alright," she joked of the hit comedy that launched her career and eventually paid her $1 million per episode.

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The star went on to say if she could go back in time and talk to her 20-year-old self, she'd say, "Enjoy it."

"No fretting," Aniston said. "This is a really wonderful thing we get to do. I'd say listen when people tell you how much joy you bring them."

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