Reese Witherspoon's story arc on Friends could have been much longer.
The 43-year-old actress played Jennifer Aniston's character Rachel Green's sister Jill Green on two back-to-back season six episodes of the NBC sitcom in 2000. In in a joint interview with the Associated Press, released on Thursday, Witherspoon revealed she gets uncomfortable acting in front of a live studio audience.
"Did you know they asked me back and I said I can't do it?" she asked Aniston. "I was too scared."
"How doth you say this?" Aniston said. "You got scared?"
"Yeah, they asked me to come back and I was like, 'I'm too nervous,'" Witherspoon said.
The two agreed that they both find hosting Saturday Night Live scary. Aniston said that she also gets nervous giving speeches.
"My leg starts to do this [demonstrates shaking] and my hands do this [demonstrates shaking]," she said. "But I don't know why."
"See, I'm good at that," Witherspoon said.
"Yeah, I know you are," Aniston said. "Really good at that."
The actress recently won over viewers with a charming speech at the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards this past Sunday, where she was honored with the People's Icon Award.
She and Witherspoon reunite onscreen in the new star-studded Apple TV+ series The Morning Show.
The two play co-hosts of a national morning news program amid a sexual misconduct scandal that hits close to home and the rise of the #MeToo movement.
The show premiered on November 1.