Reese Witherspoon is sharing what it was like to meet Jennifer Aniston for the first time on the set of Friends. The two actresses have been friends for around 20-years and now they’re both starring in the upcoming Apple TV+ series, The Morning Show.
Witherspoon appears on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar for its November edition where the actress recalled guest-starring on Friends. In the show, she plays the role of Rachel Green’s (Aniston) sister. During that time, Witherspoon was a new mom at 23 and she brought her now 20-year-old daughter Ava along with her on set. Something, she said, that fascinated Aniston.
“We met on the set of Friends; I played her sister,” Witherspoon recalled to Harper’s Bazaar. “I was 23 years old and had just had a baby. I was nursing Ava on set, and Jen just kept going, ‘You have a baby?’ I was like, ‘I know, it’s weird.’ And I remember her being like, ‘Where are you going?’ And I was like, ‘I’m pumping!'”
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Witherspoon then described the actress as a sweetheart. “I was really nervous, and she was like, ‘Oh, my gosh — don’t worry about it!’” She also had glowing words to say for the 50-year-old actress:
“I marveled at her ability to perform in front of a live audience like that with no nerves.”
In the interview, Witherspoon also opened up about being a mom to her kids Ava and Deacon.
“As a mom, I’m kind of goofy,” she says. “I like to dance around and tell jokes. But I’m pretty strict about bedtimes and making sure everybody brushes their teeth twice a day and that kind of stuff.”