Jennifer Aniston perfectly explains why 'Friends' was such an 'iconic' show
Thanks to Netflix, millennials are getting a taste of what got us 90's kids through the decade: Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Monica, Ross and Phoebe. The hit sitcom, Friends, has proved to be a one-stop shop for nostalgia, and is keeping a new generation of fans entertained with tales of love, heartbreak, financial ruin, and of course, sartorial mishaps.
Now, Jennifer Aniston has made her love for the show that catapulted her to fame known. During the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards, Aniston won the People's Icon Award, and used the opportunity to pay homage.
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"If I have any claim to this world ‘icon’, it’s only because I was able to be on an iconic show with an iconic cast and an iconic haircut," she said during the awards ceremony.
The 50-year-old then went on to describe Friends as "the gift of a lifetime", and listed the myriad of reasons why it became such an enduring success.
"I would not be standing up here without [Friends], without those amazing five actors, and with an audience who stuck with us for a decade and through streaming services now," she continued. "You believed in us. You really did. And you believed in those very impossibly large apartments."
"You paved the way for everything that I’ve had a chance to do since and it feels so good, also, that I get to be back on television, where it all started. Thank you for being on this journey with me, and just – I love you guys," Aniston concluded.
In other news, Aniston recently made her Instagram debut, and nearly broke the image-sharing platform in the process.
She's christened her Instagram account by posting a heartwarming selfie with her former cast-members, Courtney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry.
Aniston captioned the picture: "And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM."
The Guinness World Records later announced that the actress has broken the record for the fastest time for an Instagram account to garner one million followers; reaching the milestone in just five hours and 16 minutes.