Jennifer Aniston recently revealed that she spent her first “Friends” paycheck on a car she’d been eyeing for a while, but it turned out to be a total “lemon.”
The 54-year-old actress made the comments while speaking with Popsugar alongside Adam Sandler as they promoted their new movie, “Murder Mystery 2.”
“I do remember my first big splurge was on a Mercedes that had a for sale sign on it for almost two years,” she said of choosing a vintage vehicle to celebrate her big payday.
Aniston recalled frequently passing the car while driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. “I was always like ‘I can’t wait. Someday,’” she continued. The “Morning Show” actress said she paid the full asking price for the car but almost immediately realized why it hadn’t been scooped up by someone else.
“I bought it. And then I drove it. And then I drove it again and it never drove again,” Aniston said. “It was a lemon.”
“I didn’t know any better to get it checked out,” she added. “That was just a nice 25-year-old mistake.”
The celebrity had previously told a version of this story on InStyle’s podcast, “Ladies First with Laura Brown,” in 2021.
“It was on La Cienega and where Fred Segal is on Melrose … There was always this Mercedes, this 270 SL Mercedes,” Aniston said at the time.
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“[It] sat forever, saying ‘for sale’ on it for like two years. And I remember thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if I could buy that car one day? … And then the first year of ‘Friends’ happened and I was like, ‘You know what, I’m going to buy that antique car, ’cause I’ve always loved that car.’ I can’t remember how much it was. It might’ve been like $13,000.”
“It got me home,” Aniston said. “And then I don’t even actually think I made it home right before it just went like [noise]. So, it might’ve honestly just been the shell of a car, and I was the sucker to finally purchase it.”
The actress recently made headlines for acknowledging how modern audiences sometimes take issue with episodes of “Friends.”
“There’s a whole generation of people, kids, who are now going back to episodes of ‘Friends’ and find them offensive,” she told the Associated Foreign Press. “There were things that were never intentional and others … well, we should have thought it through, but I don’t think there was a sensitivity like there is now.”
“Comedy has evolved, movies have evolved. Now it’s a little tricky because you have to be very careful, which makes it really hard for comedians, because the beauty of comedy is that we make fun of ourselves, make fun of life.”
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