February 3rd, 2011
10:15 AM ET
Just before she became a part of Thursday night's must-see TV lineup, Jennifer Aniston turned down the opportunity to join "Saturday Night Live."
The actress revealed that shocker during an appearance on yesterday's "Oprah Winfrey Show" along with "Just Go With It" co-star Adam Sandler.
Sandler was already part of the "SNL" cast in the early '90s when he urged his new friend Aniston to come on board.
"I remember being on the ninth floor where ['SNL' creator] Lorne Michaels' office was, and seeing Jen come in," Sandler told Winfrey. "I was like, 'Oh, my God. There's Aniston. Is she about to be on our show?'"
Aniston, who was also contemplating doing a new comedy pilot at the time, told Sandler she had actually just turned down Michaels' offer.
"It was a boys' club," she told Winfrey of her decision. "They thought I was making a huge mistake."
Instead, she decided to do a little show called "Friends." Joked Aniston, "It did alright."
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