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Jennifer Aniston passed on Serendipity because Friends felt like doing a rom-com every week

Jennifer Aniston didn't need to star in Peter Chelsom's 2001 movie Serendipity. She was in a rom-com practically every week.

The director explained how he and his team met with Aniston to discuss her playing the film's female lead, which ultimately went to Kate Beckinsale, in a new interview with Insider that coincides with the 20th anniversary of the movie. He then went on to explain the reason she turned it down.

“I distinctly remember Jennifer Aniston coming in to meet us,” Chelsom said. “I remember when she came in, she said, 'I do a romantic comedy once a week,' her being on Friends at the time. So, she clearly had other things on her plate and it was her decision not to do it.”

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