She also recalled once taking an online quiz that claimed to reveal which Friends character she is, and she humorously did not get Phoebe. Instead, the quiz informed her she’s actually Rachel.
“I thought I was answering questions that would bring me to Phoebe—you know, ‘Favorite color? Yellow!'” she continued. “And it said Rachel.”
This led her to explain that when she first read the script for the Friends pilot to audition for the show, she indeed saw herself as better suited for playing the character that would ultimately be brought to life by Jennifer Aniston.
“When I first read the script, and I was going to be auditioning for Phoebe, I saw [the pages for] Rachel, and I just went, ‘Oh, that’s like a Long Island JAP—that could be hilarious. I can identify with that more.’ But they said, ‘No, no. Phoebe,'” the star said.
Ultimately, Lisa kinda got her initial wish, as the show continues to live on in fans’ hearts, even if new episodes aren’t on the horizon. Clearly, the star takes the words “I’ll be there for you” quite seriously.
Click here to watch the trailer for the Friends reunion before the special debuts on HBO Max on Thursday, May 27.
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