The friends star revealed on Monday’s episode of iHeartRadio’s podcast “Smartless“, that she almost decided to quit acting after taking on an “unprepared project” a couple of years ago.
Aniston made these revelations when she was asked about the closest incident that made her to consider quitting acting.
She further mentioned that the “unprepared project” happened before she joined Apple TV+’s “The Morning Show” as a cast member and executive producer.
“I would have to say the last two years that has crossed my mind, which it never did before,” Aniston said. “I was like, ‘Woah, that sucked the life out of me, and I don’t know if this is what interests me.'”
Even though Aniston doesn’t have any plans to quit the industry any soon, she mentioned that if ever she considers to do so, she’d likely pursue a career in interior design.
“I love it. It’s my happy place. It’s really a happy place for me.” she said.
Aniston did not mention the name of the “unprepared project” even though she gained a lot of negative experience from it.
She also admitted her all-time favorite project to be the NBC sitcom “Friends,” on which she played Rachel Green.
“I loved, well, obviously ‘Friends,'” she said, adding, “That’s a no-brainer. I would have to say that would be No. 1.”
She listed the 2011 romantic comedy “Just Go With It” as a close second, citing her friendship with Adam Sandler as one of the main reasons.
“I always love shooting with Sandler. ‘Just Go With It’ was super fun. We’ve known each other since we were 19,” she said.
Aniston also starred the 2014 drama, Cake, in which her performance earned her nominations at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Critics’ Choice Awards.
She also won her first solo SAG Award for “The Morning Show” in 2020 in the category of outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series.