Does Jennifer Aniston have a vocal tic? Why Friends star has gone viral in TikTok video montage of Rachel Green

Aniston starred alongside Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc in the US sitcom

By Matt Brooks
Thursday, 25th February 2021, 11:58 am

It's been more than 16 years since Jennifer Aniston last played Rachel Green in the long running US comedy series Friends.

But her portrayal of a runaway bride turned strong style icon is still fondly remembered among fans of the smash hit '90s sitcom.

Reruns of the show are often on TV, leading to new generations of fans following the storylines of the six friends in New York.

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A montage featuring Aniston in the role of Rachel Green has caused a stir on social media after going viral on TikTok - here's why.

Does Jennifer Aniston have a vocal tic?

A TikTok user uploaded a video of Aniston's character which showed the actress seemingly clearing her throat several times before speaking.

The user introduced the montage by warning the following clip was going to "ruin your life" if you are a fan of the show Friends.

Jennifer Aniston (pictured) starred alongside Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc in the US sitcom Friends. (Pic: Getty Images)

It is said: "Jennifer Aniston has this sort of vocal tic that she does at the beginning of every single sentence that she starts,” the clip begins.

"It’s very specific and very hard to unsee once you notice it."

Does Jennifer Aniston really have a vocal tic?

Fans of Friends were quick to point out that Aniston was playing a role and that it was one of her character's mannerisms.

Actress Jennifer Aniston star as Rachel Green of NBC's comedy series Friends. (Photo by Warner Bros. Television)

On Twitter, one user explains: "She clears her throat when things are uncomfortable it's her character".

It seems to be a common response across social media, with someone else adding: "Just watch the show".

Aniston played the part for the show's full 10 seasons from 1994-2004 and won many awards, including a Golden Globe.

She has featured in a long list of movies including Just Go With It, We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses, The Break-Up, Marley and Me, Bruce Almighty and Along Came Polly.

Who else is in the Friends cast?

Aniston stars alongside Courteney Cox (Monica), Matthew Perry (Chandler), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), David Schwimmer (Ross) and Matt LeBlanc (Joey) in the series.

Her character's on-off romantic relationship with Ross is at the centre of the show's success and longevity, and remembered as one of TV's most beloved couples.

Will there be a Friends reunion?

Rumours of a Friends reunion have long been circulating - even before the days of social media - with fans keen to see the six friends again in familiar surroundings.

Though they've all gone on to try different parts, they will always be remembered for their roles in Friends, and speculation around a reboot of the show continues.

It looks like fans will get their wish of a one-off reunion in 2021 after Lisa Kudrow got tongues wagging by revealing the sextet had already shot something already.

Yet this was clarified by a boss at HBO Max, a US channel which will air the reunion, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in January.

"The idea is that they would be together. The COVID situation has been complicated - not just for this, but for television production across the board," explained Casey Bloys. "So we're kind of dealing with that as it comes, but it will be this spring."

How can I watch Friends in the UK?

The US show Friends is available on Netflix in the UK as part of a monthly subscription.

It is also available to watch on Amazon Prime Video at a cost of £1.89 per episode, YouTube from £1.99 per episode, and Google Play for the same price per episode.

The series was made available on VHS and DVD for viewers to watch and re-watch the shows at their leisure.