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Jennifer Aniston: "There is a whole generation of people who see 'Friends' as an offensive series" - voila! culture

2023-03-30T08:19:17.099Z


Jennifer Aniston: "There is a whole generation of people who see 'Friends' as an offensive series. Now it's a bit complicated, because you have to be very careful"


Trailer of the reunion special "Friends" (Warner)

The actress Jennifer Aniston says that comedies today are more complex than they were in the days when the mythological series "Friends" was filmed in which she starred as Rachel: "Now it's a little complicated, because you have to be very careful, which makes it very difficult for comedians, because the beauty of comedy is that we We laugh at ourselves, we laugh at life," Aniston told AFP, in an interview to promote her new movie "Murder Mystery 2".

"In the past, you could joke about a narrow-minded person and it was funny, it was hysterical. It taught people how ridiculous people are. Now we must not do that."



As for Friends, Aniston said that when the show aired in the 90s, it was funny, and people ignored the controversial parts.

"There is a whole generation of people, children, who now watch episodes of 'Friends' and find them offensive," she said, "Some things were never intentional and others... well, we had to think about it,

Jennifer Aniston (Photo: GettyImages)

Aniston also said that it's tragic that the sensitivity around comedy is probably a factor in why there are fewer comedies in recent years compared to the amount in the past.

"Everyone needs to laugh," the actress said.

"The world needs humor! We can't take ourselves so seriously - especially in the United States. Everyone is too divided."



In recent years, "Friends" has received negative reactions for the fact that the series stars six white actors in the main roles, and among other things, it has few black actors.

and few non-white actors in guest roles.

Against the background of the rise of the show "Friends: The Union", the creators Martha Kaufman and David Crane, and the producer Kevin Bright said in an interview with the "Hollywood Reporter" what they would do differently if the series was created today.

"There are probably a hundred things I would do differently," Kaufman said.

"I've talked about it before, and I have strong feelings about my part in the system, but it boils down to not knowing what I didn't know."

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