Jennifer Aniston found appearing on the last episode of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to be "bizarrely sad"
The 53-year-old actress appeared on the long-running chat show in May, and Jennifer struggled to hold herself together while filming the landmark episode
21 June 2022
The Hollywood star - who is best known for playing Rachel Green in 'Friends' - shared: "It was so bizarrely sad. I have to say, because I did the show at the beginning of the year and I was really emotional then, and I kind of was like, 'I can't do that on the last show. I'm going to really lose it.'"
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Jennifer was Ellen's first guest when the show premiered in 2003, and she made multiple appearances during its 19-season run.
But the actress made a point of chatting to Ellen backstage before they filmed the emotion-filled final episode.
She told People: "We made sure we saw each other beforehand so we could get any of that [emotion] out.
"It didn't feel like the last show. It was bizarre."
Ellen opened her final show with a clip from the first-ever episode. She later closed the landmark show with a monologue celebrating the changes in LGBTQ representation in showbiz.
Ellen explained that she "was not allowed to say gay" at the start of her career.
The TV star - who is married to actress Portia de Rossi - said: "I was not allowed to say 'gay'. I said it at home a lot. Like, you know, 'What are we having for our gay breakfast' or 'Pass the gay salt? Has anyone seen the gay remote?' Things like that, but we couldn't say 'gay'. I couldn't say 'we' because that implied that I was with someone, sure; couldn't say 'wife' and that's because it wasn't legal for gay people to get married - and now I say 'wife' all the time.
"Twenty-five years ago, they cancelled my sitcom because they didn't want a lesbian to be in primetime once a week, and I said, 'OK, then I'll be on daytime every day. How about that?'"