Jennifer Gray Says She Declined Reprising ‘Associates’ Function Due To “Unhealthy Anxiousness” – Deadline

Jennifer Gray made an look in the course of the first season of Associates however her time on the present was surrounded by anxiousness.

“I used to be a fan of the present, and I obtained the decision to do it,” she informed Media Village in an interview. “Then once I did it, I had such unhealthy anxiousness as a result of they stored altering the script. It’s very arduous to be a visitor star since you’re not part of it, and also you’re actually attempting to determine all of it out. They had been attempting to determine what the character was, what the scene was, and it was altering, and altering, and altering. All of it made me so anxious that I might barely do it.”

Gray performed Mindy, Rachel’s (Jennifer Aniston) former bestie and maid of honor who was having a secret affair along with her fiancé Barry. When Rachel escapes her marriage ceremony within the pilot episode, Barry takes Mindy on the honeymoon he was initially happening with Rachel. When Barry and Rachel meet up once more, they discuss issues out and choose to provide their relationship one other shot. Nonetheless, this time, Mindy is engaged to marry Barry and Rachel seems to be the opposite lady. Mindy and Rachel then crew as much as confront Barry and his dishonest methods.

The Soiled Dancing star stated that whereas on Associates she “had quite a lot of efficiency anxiousness” and though she didn’t know what was occurring with herself, she knew she wanted assist.

Gray was requested again and reprise her position on the profitable NBC sitcom however declined to make a comeback with the position recast with Jana Marie Hupp.

“Once they requested me to come back again, I stated I couldn’t,” she stated. “They obtained another person to play the position. It makes me unhappy that I might say no to persevering with on Associates or doing Saturday Evening Reside due to my anxiousness. The reality is, I wanted I had individuals to assist me navigate that type of concern. However I couldn’t be there till I used to be there.”

Regardless of not returning to Associates, Gray stated she realized from the expertise including, “In life, I at all times study extra from issues that you simply really feel like a failure at, and the successes, you don’t study as a lot, though, they could be enjoyable. But it surely’s all part of life.”

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