Saved by the Bell's Tiffani Thiessen Almost Played Rachel on Friends

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Rachel Murray, Getty Images for Num Noms

​With many of our favorite TV shows, we can't imagine the main characters being played by anyone else but the beloved actors who brought the roles to life. For instance, Jennifer Lawrence ​almost playing Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl? Can't imagine it. And for an even more classic show like Friends, it's hard to imagine Rachel Green being played by anyone other than Jennifer Aniston.

While on Nikki Glaser's SiriusXM show, Tiffani Thiessen ​revealed she almost landed the role of Rachel Green. Yep, that's right, the same Tiffani Thiessen who played another iconic character: Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell.

"Did you know I tested for Friends, for Jennifer Aniston?" Thiessen said on the show. "I was just a little too young. I was a little too young to the pairing of the rest of them."

Thiessen did recognize Aniston's great job in the role, calling her "very, very funny."

Many other famous stars auditioned for some of the main roles in Friends. Eric McCormack tried out for Ross Geller before he landed the title role in Will & Grace; Jane Krakowski, of 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, also auditioned for Rachel; Vince Vaughn wanted to be Joey Tribbiani; and Leah Remini almost scored the role of Monica Geller.

While there are countless talented actors out there, we don't think anyone would've done the job better than the six stars of Friends. The sitcom is still a major staple today, even nearly 15 years after it ended. The cast might have something to do with that.

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.


Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

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© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it. asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.