Jennifer Aniston Shares Emotional Memories of "Friends" and Late Co-star Matthew Perry

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Jennifer Aniston has revealed the "greatest gift" of Friends as she became emotional while reflecting on the iconic TV show's 30th anniversary alongside fellow actress Quinta Brunson.

Jennifer Aniston found herself in tears as she reflected on the legacy of Friends, 30 years since its debut. The actress, best known for her role as Rachel Green on the iconic TV sitcom, became emotional during an episode of Variety's Actors on Actors YouTube series alongside Abbott Elementary star Quinta Brunson.

"Oh, God, don't make me cry," she responded when someone off-camera encouraged 34-year-old Quinta to ask her about the beloved show. When he reassured her that they didn't have to delve into the topic, Jennifer dabbed her teary eyes with a tissue.

"Sorry, I just started thinking about... I'm okay, it's happy tears," she assured.

This emotional moment comes after the shocking death of Jennifer's Friends co-star Matthew Perry, who was found lifeless in his home's hot tub on 28th October last year. He was declared dead at just 54 years old.

Matthew's passing was later deemed an accidental result of the acute effects of ketamine. Nevertheless, it has recently been confirmed by the Los Angeles Police Department that there is an "open investigation" surrounding the circumstances of his death.

Recalling the excitement around the first episode which aired back in 1994, Jennifer said: "It's so strange to even think that it's 30 years old." She also shared a quirky memory of her and Matthew during the premiere: "I remember the day that it was going to premiere on television, on NBC. Me and Matthew Perry were having lunch somewhere, and we knew Lisa was getting her hair coloured."

The duo decided to surprise Lisa Kudrow at the salon, leading to a hilarious mishap: "So we ran into the hair salon, and I snuck up - she was in the sink hair bowl - and I took the nozzle from the guy that was supposed to be doing it and just started washing her hair."

Despite things getting a bit out of hand, Jennifer cherishes these moments: "It definitely flew out of control, and that was unfortunate. But the excitement we had, and it feels like yesterday."

She expressed gratitude for the show's enduring legacy: "The fact that it has had this long, wonderful life and it still means a lot to people is one of the greatest gifts I think all five of us - all six of us - we never could imagine."

She also revealed that the cast remains close-knit, mentioning a recent hour-long FaceTime call with Courteney Cox and regular catch-ups with Lisa "and the boys".