Jennifer Aniston may be in the prime of her career, but she apparently considered throwing in the towel just a couple of years ago.
During an appearance on the podcast SmartLess, hosted by fellow actors Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett, the Friends actress shared that an “unprepared project” she did several years ago had her wondering whether her chosen profession was right for her.
“I would have to say the last two years that has crossed my mind, which it never did before,” she said, clarifying that the difficult project was before The Morning Show — the Apple TV+ series that earned her both Golden Globes and Emmys nods, as well as a win at the SAG Awards earlier this year.
“I was like ‘Woah that sucked the life out of me’ and I don’t know if this is what interests me,” Aniston, 51, recalled of the project.
The 51-year-old naturally didn’t reveal what project made her doubt her career choices, but noted that it took place shortly before The Morning Show — the acclaimed drama series that landed her a SAG Award earlier this year, not to mention both Golden Globes and Emmys nominations but based on the timeline she gave that it happened within the last two years, and before The Morning Show, her IMDb page would indicate that there are only two possibilities: Dumplin’ in 2018, or Murder Mystery in 2019.
And later on in the conversation, Aniston said some stuff about Adam Sandler that seems to indicate the offending project was NOT Murder Mystery.
“I always love shooting with Sandler. We’ve known each other since we were 19,” she told the hosts. She then spoke fondly of her two movies with him — Just Go With It and Murder Mystery — and revealed that they’re working on a third.
This leaves Jennifer’s Netflix beauty pageant film Dumplin’ as the one remaining option — unless, of course, her two-year timeline is off, or the project she’s referring to got scrapped before it went public.
Whatever the case is or we glad that Jenniffer ain’t going now where.