Jennifer Aniston recently mentioned that Vanessa Bayer, the comedian from Saturday Night Live, does the best impression of her character, Rachel.
Jennifer Aniston revealed in an interview on Tuesday, 3 August 2021, who she thinks does the best impression of her. Aniston became very popular when she starred in Friends as Rachel, from 1994 to 2004. The actress received Primetime Emmy’s, a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards during her time on the show. Friends did not only launch Aniston’s acting career, but also the careers of her five co-stars on the show.
The actress has proven herself to be one of the most successful members of the central cast of Friends. After being on the show, Aniston moved into motion pictures, primarily starring in comedies and dramas, including Bruce Almighty, Marley and Me, and We’re the Millers. She remains a highly in-demand actress, especially between drama and comedy genres. The actress has reached a monumental level of fame since starring in Friends, which has placed her distinct characteristics on display, and she has become one of the most recognizable people in Hollywood. It is thus not a huge surprise that people have tried to impersonate her.
In a recent interview with InStyle, Aniston talked about everything, from the coronavirus pandemic to the multiple projects that she has been involved in over the years. When she was asked who does the best impression of her, she mentioned Saturday Night Live’s (SNL) Vanessa Bayer.
The impression had been brought up to her before, but the actress had to take some time to process it to not feel made fun of. Aniston stated, “I remember someone saying, ‘Did you see the impression of you on SNL?’ My first response was, ‘What? No, I am not impression worthy.’ They played it for me, and even though everyone said it was a compliment, I had to really get my brain around that and tuck my little tail between my legs, thinking I am being made fun of. That is always the gut instinct; they are making fun of me.”
Even though the actress mentioned that she enjoys self-deprecating humour, Bayer’s impression required her to take a step back. Bayer successfully delivers Aniston’s tone of voice, and also her mannerisms. While the impression could be perceived as making fun of her, it is not being done with any bitterness.
Aniston was later seen on a SNL segment where Bayer was impersonating her as Rachel from Friends, so it is clear that the actress was able to come to terms with the impression.