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Jennifer Aniston Opens Up Why She Turned Down a Spot on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Jennifer Aniston said,'It was a boys club and women need to be treated better here'

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Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston has recently revealed the reason behind refusing to be part of ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member. The 5o-year-old actress said that she turned down being a ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member because of the ‘boys club’ environment. Aniston was approached by Lorne Michaels, the creator, and producer of NBC’s long-running sketch comedy.

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Jennifer said Monday on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ at the launch of the new SiriusXM Hollywood studios, “I didn’t think I would like that environment. I remember turning up and [Adam] Sandler was there and [David] Spade was there, and I’d known them already and they were like, ‘Look, Aniston’s here!’ I met them when I was 20, 21 after I’d done a television show with a guy who knew them.”

Further adding, “I was like, ‘I think that women need to be treated better here.’ Because it was such a boys club,” she said. “You’re just, not the brightest when you’re in your early 20s. I didn’t lecture him, I was just saying what I would hope if I was to do this, what I would hope it to be.”

Jennifer Aniston became famous for the role of Rachel Green on Friends, and she recently made an appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ a host and in cameos over the years.

The actress recently spoke to InStyle about turning 50 and about her experience with ageism, she said, “Fifty was the first time I thought, ‘Well, that number. I don’t know what it is because I don’t feel any different. Things aren’t shutting down in any way. I feel physically incredible. So it’s weird that it’s all of a sudden getting telegraphed in a way that’s like, ‘You look amazing for your age.’ I think we need to establish some etiquette around that dialogue and verbiage.”

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