Jennifer Aniston Shatters Rachel and Joey Fans’ Dreams, Predicts the ‘Friends’ Afterlife
By Rachel McRady
Jennifer Aniston doesn’t want to know how Rachel and Joey would be “doin’.” The 48-year-old actress opened up in a new interview with Elle about the fan-favorite Friends couple, dashing the hopes of Roey (Jachel?) fans everywhere.
“No! No, no. They tried!” she said of the pals, played by herself and Matt LeBlanc, who briefly turned romantic in the later seasons. “I think there was a moment when Joey and Rachel got together that maybe it could [have] happened, but it didn't.”
So who does Aniston think Rachel would have ended up with? Umm… DUH.
“It was Ross and Rachel all the way,” she insisted. “I really believe that if there's an afterworld of Friends, they're still thriving. Don't you? I just don't think Joey and Rachel could have made it. I think it was more physical than emotional with them. They were friends with benefits, and they left it at that.”
In real life, Aniston’s now-hubby Justin Theroux was supposed to have auditioned for a role on the show. In fact, her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, made a cameo. But she’s glad they never met back then.
“Oh, it was perfect when we met — perfect,” she said. “And he didn't sleep through it! He just didn't want to get on a plane. He didn't want to live in California at that point. He was a total New Yorker, and he wasn't moving.”
Fans of the iconic sitcom have long-praised Aniston’s luscious locks, copying her famous haircut, “The Rachel,” and looking to her for hair color inspiration. So who does she look to for hair color guidance?
“I remember when I was a kid, it was Valerie Bertinelli when she was on One Day at a Time,” she recalled. “I brought her picture in when I was, like, 12. I didn't get anything close to what she had. I think I ended up with a mullet. It was so terrible. Now, I'm like everyone else. I look at women whose hair color I love and bring in those [images]. There was a big period with Sarah Jessica [Parker]'s highlights. I would send in those pictures, and be like, ‘Give me that!’ She has fantastic hair. I feel like I always want what she has. I also think Heidi Klum has really gorgeous hair — great color.”