Jennifer Aniston Shock: Brad Pitt's Ex Friends: The Reunion Special Was 'Brutal'

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Friends fans were very excited when Jennifer Aniston and the rest of the cast members joined forces for the Friends: The Reunion. However, the Murder Mystery star admitted to Rob Lowe that they had a hard time doing the reunion because it was almost two decades since their comedy series wrapped up, and many things have already changed.

Jennifer Aniston Admits Friends: The Reunion Wasn't Easy To Do


Aniston weighed in on doing Friends: The Reunion for HBO Max. In the special, she reunited with Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc.

Fans were delighted to see all six cast members together again after 17 years. However, in the podcast, Literally! With Rob Lowe, Aniston said the experience of being back on the set of Friends took her and her fellow co-stars "down way harder than we anticipated," adding that it was "kind of hard to time travel."

"Going back there, it's nostalgic in a way that's kind of also a little melancholy 'cause a lot has changed," Aniston added. "We have all gone down different roads, some easy and some not-so-easy, for each of us. It was brutal. And you also can't turn it off… There are cameras everywhere, and I can't stop crying."

Robe Lowe Sympathized With Jennifer Aniston Over Friends Reunion

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Lowe believed that he was the perfect person to talk to about Aniston's feelings about the reunion. He could relate to the Morning Show star because he also did several reunions in the past, and it was "bittersweet."

"I had done a reunion. I had done a Parks and Rec reunion, I had done a West Wing reunion, so when I talked to Jen about her Friends reunion, just the fact that it was something both of us have done I think enabled her to open up and talk about the reunion, which she had a lot, in a way that she never had before, that was how melancholy it was for her," Lowe said sympathizing with Aniston.

"I totally got it. It's very bittersweet."

Friends: The Reunion aired on HBO Max on May 27. Fans could catch up with Aniston on Apple TV+'s The Morning Show, where she stars with Reese Witherspoon, who played her younger sister Jill Green on Friends.