Jennifer Aniston Had to Walk Off Friends Reunion Set ‘At Certain Points’: ‘Time Travel Is Hard’

She said filming the Friends reunion special brought up some tough memories.

Jennifer Aniston says filming the Friends reunion special earlier this year brought up some tough memories.

Aniston opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about her experience reuniting with her Friends costars for the HBO Max special, saying she expected the reunion to be “fun,” but ended up walking out of filming “at certain points” after becoming emotional.

“I think we were just so naive walking into it, thinking, ‘How fun is this going to be? They’re putting the sets back together, exactly as they were,’ ” she said. “Then you get there and it’s like, ‘Oh right, I hadn’t thought about what was going on the last time I was actually here.’ “

“And it just took me by surprise because it was like, ‘Hi, past, remember me? Remember how that sucked? You thought everything was in front of you and life was going to be just gorgeous and then you went through maybe the hardest time in your life?’ ” Aniston continued. 

She described the experience as “very jarring,” explaining, “Of course, you’ve got cameras everywhere and I’m already a little emotionally accessible, I guess you could say, so I had to walk out at certain points. I don’t know how they cut around it.” 

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