Jennifer Aniston nearly quit acting after one particularly bad movie

Ben Arnold
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Jennifer Aniston speaks at the "The Morning Show" panel during the Apple+ TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston (Credit: Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Jennifer Aniston had such a terrible experience making one particular movie, that it made her reconsider her acting career.

The former Friends star said that the movie 'sucked the life out of me', though she didn't call out the project by name.

Aniston made the comments on the SmartLess podcast, which is hosted by actors Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes.

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“The last two years, [quitting acting] has crossed my mind, which it never did before,” she said.

“It was after a job I had completed and I was like, ‘Woah, that sucked the life out of me… I don’t know if this is what interests me’.

“It was an unprepared project – we’ve all been a part of them – and you always say, ‘Never again, never again, I would never back up into a start date’... And the script isn’t ready.”

Jennifer Aniston poses in the press room with the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for "The Morning Show" at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston (Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

So bad was the experience was that she mulled changing career completely to become an interior designer.

Aniston said that the project was prior to her appearing in last year's The Morning Show for Apple TV, and during the interview also praised working on the Netflix comedy Murder Mystery with Adam Sandler.

Other film's she's worked on in the past couple of years have included the comedy Office Christmas Party, which she appeared in with Bateman, Golden Raspberry nominee Mother's Day, Netflix coming-of-age comedy Dumplin', and war drama The Yellow Birds.