A Different Famous Actress Could Have Been Rachel on 'Friends'

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I'm a huge Friends fan, which I can prove to you by dominating at the Friends version of Scene It - or, you know, simply by the fact that I own the Friends version of Scene It. If you can't get enough reruns of this '90s sitcom (and are basically binge watching it 24/7 now that it's on Netflix) then you might be shocked to learn that it could have been a vastly different show. Jennifer Aniston's Rachel Green could have been played by a totally different actress, so just try to imagine a Friends reality sans our girl Jen.

So who could have been Rachel? None other than sitcom star Jane Krakowski! If you're all about Tina Fey's comedy brainchild The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (and, before that, her basically perfect series 30 Rock) then you know how wildly, ridiculously funny this would-be Rachel is. Jane currently plays the uppity (and hilarious) Jacqueline Voorhees on the Netflix series, so we know she would have nailed Rachel's spoiled girl behavior in Season 1.
Jane spilled about her almost-job on the NBC series to Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet for the 2015 Emmy Awards, but admits that she's not the person who is the most disappointed about losing the role: she joked that the person most sad about it was her business manager. Considering all of the stars of Friends raked in million bucks per episode in the final season, that sounds about right.
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