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Jennifer Aniston gushes that Friends was ‘lightening in a bottle’ and cast ‘became a family’

Jennifer Aniston gushes that Friends was ‘lightening in a bottle’ as she says the cast ‘became a family’ during their time on the show

Jennifer Aniston gushed that ‘Friends was lightning in a bottle’ as she claimed the case went from being ‘friends to a family’.

The actress, 50, made the remark while speaking at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s 4th Annual Patron of the Artists Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, where she was honoured for her philanthropy. 

Praising the hit TV show, which aired from 1994 to 2004, she said: ‘Friends was lightning in a bottle… I don’t mean the ratings. 

Moving: Jennifer Aniston gushed at the SAG-AFTRA foundation on Thursday that Friends was 'lightening in a bottle' as she says the cast 'became a family' during their time on the show

Moving: Jennifer Aniston gushed at the SAG-AFTRA foundation on Thursday that Friends was ‘lightening in a bottle’ as she says the cast ‘became a family’ during their time on the show

‘It was a very rare environment where there was truly no competition, no egos, we were just six relatively unknown actors learning on the job together and thanking our lucky stars to be on this rocket ship of a show.’

Going on to discuss what it was like on the show, Jennifer added: ‘We went from Friends to a family. 

‘That experience set the bar for the rest of my career and it taught me to surround myself with supportive people who make me better. Not only a better actor but a better person.’

And Jennifer enjoyed a Friends reunion at the event, as she was joined on the red carpet by her former co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.

Gushing: Looking back at her time on the hit TV show, which aired from 1994 to 2004, she said: 'It was a very rare environment where there was truly no competition, no egos,'

Gushing: Looking back at her time on the hit TV show, which aired from 1994 to 2004, she said: ‘It was a very rare environment where there was truly no competition, no egos,’

Back together: Jennifer enjoyed a Friends reunion at the event, as she was joined on the red carpet by her former co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow

Back together: Jennifer enjoyed a Friends reunion at the event, as she was joined on the red carpet by her former co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow

Last month, Jennifer broke the Internet when she joined Instagram and shared a selfie with all five of her co-stars as her first post on the social media platform.

In the picture, the actress beamed alongside, Courteney, Lisa, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. 

She shared a caption with the selfie reading: ‘And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM’. 

Reunited: Paul Rudd, who played Lisa's character Phoebe's love interest Mike Hannigan on the show, was also at the event

Reunited: Paul Rudd, who played Lisa’s character Phoebe’s love interest Mike Hannigan on the show, was also at the event

The awards show serves as a fundraiser for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, helping to raise money to support emergency assistance and free educational programs for the unions’ members. 

Also honored during the evening was actor Mark Ruffalo, filmmaker Ava DuVernay and producer Greg Berlanti.

They received Patron of the Artists Awards in recognition of their work creating opportunities for actors. 

Still friends: Last month, Jennifer broke the Internet when she joined Instagram and shared a selfie with all five of her co-stars as her first post on the social media platform

Still friends: Last month, Jennifer broke the Internet when she joined Instagram and shared a selfie with all five of her co-stars as her first post on the social media platform

Daily Mail UK

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