Portrayed by actress Jennifer Aniston, the character was created by show creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman, and appeared in each of the show’s 236 episodes during its decade-long run, from its premiere on September 22, 1994 to its finale on May 6, 2004.
Introduced in the show's pilot as a naive runaway bride who reunites with her childhood best friend Monica and relocates to New York City, Rachel gradually evolves from a spoiled, inexperienced daddy's girl into a successful businesswoman.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of , read on for things you may be shocked to learn about the now-classic film, straight from the director himself. Ryan Gosling and Rachel Mc Adams did not get along. I’m just not getting anything from this.”We went into a room with a producer; they started screaming and yelling at each other. The rest of the film wasn’t smooth sailing, but it was smoother sailing. Soon enough there’s rain, there’s a kiss and there’s a giant flock of birds swarming out of the sky.
Contrary to their love story in the film, or their eventual real life romance, Gosling and Mc Adams were far from friendly while making this movie. If you’re a bird, I’m a bird, but was corraling a flock of birds in a way that represents life-changing romance as easy as it looks?
Though his rep Steve Honig claims he never planned on attending the ceremony due to 'a contractual obligation to appear in the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.
C.,' the singer at least wanted to make the reception.
A virtually unknown actress at the time who had previously starred in five short-lived sitcoms, Aniston auditioned for the role of Rachel after turning down an offer as a cast member on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.
After acquiring the role and before Friends aired, Aniston was temporarily at risk of being recast because she had also been involved with another sitcom, Muddling Through, at the time, which was ultimately canceled and allowed Aniston to remain on Friends.
Critical reception towards Rachel has remained consistently positive throughout Friends decade-long run, with The A. Club attributing much of the show's early success to the character.
Former star Ryan Gosling was handpicked by director Nick Cassavetes to play passionate, lovestruck Noah, while newcomer Rachel Mc Adams arrived via an audition.
“When I told [New Line Cinema] I wanted to hire Ryan for the lead, they kind of looked at me like I was out of my mind,” Cassavetes told VH1.