While Jennifer Aniston has starred in a variety of romantic comedies throughout the years—including Along Came Polly, Just Go with It and many more—it turns out she could have added another classic rom-com to her extensive filmography: Serendipity.
Thats's right—the 2001 flick, starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, almost featured the Friends actress. As the movie celebrates its twentieth anniversary this month, Insider got an interview with the movie's director, Peter Chelsom, who revealed that Aniston was a strong contender for the role.
“I distinctly remember Jennifer Aniston coming in to meet us,” he said. But apparently Aniston had a valid reason for not pursuing the role. “I remember when she came in, she said, ‘I do a romantic comedy once a week,’ her being on ‘Friends’ at the time, so she clearly had other things on her plate and it was her decision not to do it,” Chelsom said.