90s Week, TV Girl Squads, Friends, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow

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As the song says, "I'll be there for you!"

Jennifer Aniston spoke about the power of friendships for Variety's "Power of Women" issue

"I think it's important for women to support each other and to not root against each other and to understand the power of friendships," she told the magazine in a video released Tuesday. "One of the most powerful things I have in my life are the women that I cultivated friendships with almost 30 years ago, 35 years ago and they are still my girlfriends today. So, I say, cultivate those beautiful friendships as a young woman, and they will support you as you get older, and keep you grounded, and keep you on your toes, and focused and never let you get away with anything."

Speaking of friendships, Aniston has remained close to her Friends co-stars. In fact, Courteney Cox recently shared a picture of herself smiling alongside Aniston and their castmate Matt LeBlanc. In fact, Aniston said "everyone was there" for the mini-reunion.

"We all miss it every day," she said on The Howard Stern Show.

Aniston has also enjoyed several girls' nights with Cox and Lisa Kudrow over the years.

It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since the last episode of the Emmy-winning sitcom aired. While the show will always live on in fans' hearts, its stars have moved on and found success in new ways.

Aniston, for instance, has starred in and produced a number of films, including Dumplin', Cake and Murder Mystery. She's also set to appear on Apple TV+'s new program The Morning Show with Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell

Jennifer Aniston, Variety

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"I guess that's perceived as powerful," Aniston said while reflecting on her work and level of involvement. "I just call it hard work—you know, an earned place in my business. I feel like I've paid my dues, and I think you earn that—that power."

In addition, she's been a champion for other women in the industry.

"I think women need support of each other," she said. "I think we need more female screenwriters. I think we need to have more female stories. I mean, over half of the population are women, and they have incredible stories." 

To read Aniston's full interview, check out Variety's "Power of Women" issue.

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