Jennifer Aniston needed to lose 30lbs before landing Friends: 'I was like, "What?!"'

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Jennifer Aniston had to go on a big diet before she could land the type of roles she wanted in Hollywood.

According to a new book in honor of Friends' 25th anniversary - Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era - the beauty, now 50, was told by her agent to shed the pounds.

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'She had to lose thirty pounds if she wanted to stay in Hollywood,' Saul Austerlitz wrote in his book. 'Los Angeles was a tough place to be an actress — it was a tough place to be a woman — and Jennifer Aniston's agent was reluctantly leveling with her.'

The star already knew that Hollywood was a tough place.

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Her father is John Aniston, a soap opera vet. And she had dipped her toe in acting with the TV shows Ferris Bueller and Molloy.

'Aniston was hardly fat — everyone could see she was beautiful — but as the show she would one day become indelibly associated with later made a point of noting, the camera added ten pounds,' wrote Saul.


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