Jennifer Aniston: TikTok user notices weird thing Jennifer Aniston did with her voice in Friends

Jennifer Aniston: TikTok user notices weird thing Jennifer Aniston did with her voice in Friends

Friends fans have claimed their 'lives have been ruined' after a viral video exposed Jennifer Aniston's apparent vocal tic on the hit sitcom. 

A montage of clips from the show, which ran from 1994 to 2004, see the actress, 52, appearing to clear her throat before speaking in a number of scenes. 

TikTok account cts.trphe pointed out that the Golden Globe winner regularly makes the coughing sound at the start of her every line on the smash-hit NBC series. 

 A TikTok user has noticed a weird thing that Jennifer Aniston did with her voice in Friends.

The social media platform user cts.trphe has pointed out a noticeable pattern in Jennifer's vocal performance as Rachel Green in Friends.

In the now viral video, the user warned that once noticed fans of the classic US sitcom would not be able to forget the vocal tic.

They said in the clip: "What I'm about to say is going to ruin your life.

"It's going to ruin your life especially if you are a big fan of the show Friends."

He prefaced the montage by saying: 'What I'm about to say is going to ruin your life especially if you are a big fan of the show Friends. If you're a big fan of that show, I'm begging you, scroll away because I'm going to ruin your life.'

He said: 'Jennifer Aniston has this sort of vocal tic that she does at the beginning of every single sentence that she starts on any show that she's in. It's very specific and it's very hard to unsee once you notice it'.

The clip came to be when another TikTok user asked what is a trope in the media that once you saw it, you can't unsee it?, leading to the fan noting that the detail was 'not technically a trope' but he was keen to point out anyway.

The clip then, panned to more than a dozen scenes scenes of her 'vocal tic' as she portrayed Rachel Green for ten seasons.   
As shown in the footage, Jennifer did have a habit of clearing her throat, especially before telling a joke or particularly funny line.  

A viewer wrote: 'Yes! She does this so much. A lot of people have crutches when acting when they don't know what else to do. A lot of people sigh or grunt, etc.'

In a bid to defend the action however, another argued: 'She’s… acting. She does it when the character/situations are awkward.' 

Others speculated, the throat-clearing may have come from her past cigarette use, after she quit smoking in 2012 following almost twenty years as a smoker. 

Smoker's cough can become chronic if you're a daily smoker, according to Healthline, and can cause 'wheezing and crackling noises associated with phlegm in your throat.' 

Jennifer starred opposite Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, who played Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Ross Geller respectively, in the hit series. 

Jennifer recently discussed the stratospheric popularity of the show, saying: 'When Friends began, we were all so wide-eyed and bushy-tailed. We couldn't believe what was happening and we had no idea what was coming...

'On Instagram, Courteney recently posted an old photo of us all on a jet together before the show even aired. I just remember not understanding that this was my life. The level of gratitude, my god.'

She later admitted that she struggled to stop being typecast as the character in years to come, as she said it was not until the movie The Good Girl in 2002 which changed the way she was seen out of Friends. 

Jennifer said: 'I could not get Rachel Green off of my back for the life of me. I could not escape 'Rachel from Friends,' and it's on all the time... 

'The Good Girl was the first time I got to really shed whatever the Rachel character was, and to be able to disappear into someone who wasn't that was such a relief to me'. 

Away from her throwback work, Jennifer is currently filming season two of their Apple TV+ series, The Morning Show, alongside Reese Witherspoon. The release date for season two is yet to be announced.

She recently admitted that she considered retiring from acting.

The Friends alum says there have been times over the last couple of years where she has considered giving up her working life.

She shared: 'I would have to say the last two years that has crossed my mind, which it never did before. A different unprepared project ... sucked the life out of me.

'I don't know if this is what interests me, [I remember thinking],' she revealed on an episode of the SmartLess podcast.

And if the actress did quit Hollywood, she would definitely consider going into interior design. When asked what she'd be doing instead, she added: 'Interior design, probably. I love it. It's my happy place. It's really a happy place for me.'