Téa Leoni was one of NBC’s top contenders to portray Rachel. She may have made the mistake of her career when she turned down the role and instead starred in the short-lived series “She turned the role down and instead starred in the short-lived series “The Naked Truth” a year later.
Are you as surprised as we are with this one? The role of Rachel was initially offered to Courteney Cox, but as we now know, the actress felt more of a connection to the character of Monica.
The actress is most well-known for her role as Jenna Maroney on “30 Rock,” but at one point, she was considered for the role of Rachel Green. After not receiving the role, she said she didn’t get very far in the audition process. Just imagine a Maroney-Esque Rachel Green!
Though she is best known for her role on “Saved by the Bell,” the actress almost played Rachel Green. She later revealed that she didn’t get the part because of her age. “I was just a little too young. I was a little too young to the pairing of the rest of them,” she explained. She would have been only 20 years old when “Friends” premiered.