Jennifer Aniston breaks down in tears over Matthew Perry after being asked about Friends

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Jennifer Aniston paused, gathering herself as tears welled up, reflecting on her time on "Friends" during a conversation on Variety s "Actors on Actors" series. She was paired with Quinta Brunson, who noticed her emotional state.

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"Please, let s not go there," Aniston choked out, her voice trembling. "You're already emotional," Brunson, sensing Aniston's distress, offered her a moment of reprieve. "Do you need a break?"

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"I'm sorry, it's just..." Aniston trailed off, the mention of Matthew Perry, her late co-star, weighing heavily on her mind. In a clip circulating online, Aniston, known for her role as Rachel Green, reminisced about the iconic sitcom, now approaching its 30th anniversary.

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She starred alongside Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Courteney Cox. Aniston, fighting tears, tilted her head back to prevent her makeup from smudging, a producer quickly offering a tissue.

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"No, I'm okay. These are happy tears," Aniston reassured after a brief pause. Perry passed away on Oct. 28, 2023, at the age of 54, his death ruled accidental due to a combination of factors including ketamine, drowning, coronary artery disease, and the opioid buprenorphine.

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When ready to continue, Brunson acknowledged the upcoming 30th anniversary of the beloved show, expressing her admiration for its enduring impact.

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"It's surreal to think it's been 30 years," Aniston reflected. "The fact that it still resonates with people is a gift." "We're like a family," Aniston continued, sharing her recent interactions with her former co-stars. "It's a bond that lasts a lifetime."

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Following Perry's passing, Aniston posted a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, reminiscing about their time together and expressing her enduring love for him.