commenced acting in the 80’s like Head of the Course and Who’s the Manager? Auditioning for numerous sitcoms to make a title for herself, Remini often uncovered herself competing versus . Still when the two went head-to-head for a guest function on a prime NBC comedy, the King of Queens alum walked away with the part.
Leah Remini and Jennifer Aniston attempted out for the exact guest spot on ‘Cheers’
Remini was making some traction for herself in Hollywood by way of a handful of roles on the tiny monitor. When producing the rounds of auditions, Remini typically received to know her competitors considering the fact that they ended up often attempting out for the similar components.
“It appeared like all the actresses in L.A. were being going out for the identical roles,” Remini wrote in her 2015 e-book. “After a number of rounds of limitless auditions at the studios, I was able to detect the girls who ended up my competitors for these coveted places.”
Landing an opportunity to audition for a guest place on the NBC strike Cheers in 1993, Remini wasn’t all that astonished when she observed a acquainted deal with hoping to land the identical job.
“When I walked into an audition for the portion of Rhea Perlman’s daughter on Cheers and saw one of my frequent contenders,” Remini recalled, “I was like, ‘Ugh, there’s Aniston’.”
Jennifer Aniston was ‘normal’, in accordance to Leah Remini
Remini explained how she often ran into Aniston on the audition circuit. Both of those close in age and seeking the similar styles of roles, Remini and the Friends star would chat when waiting to study.
“Jennifer Aniston and I experienced develop into pleasant from observing every single other so substantially at many auditions,” the Kevin Can Wait star stated. “She was normal, in contrast to most other actresses who, if you tried to make modest discuss, like inquiring in which they were being from, would accuse you of seeking to ‘psych them out’. 1 lady I tried to shoot the sh*t with received up and walked out. So when you obtain another person like Jennifer, who is not douche-y, you acquire a pure camaraderie.”
Although they were being vying for the exact part, Remini was honest about needing the work and informed Aniston of some costs she essential to square absent.
“When I observed her in the past round of callbacks from the Cheers audition, I claimed, ‘F*ck, I hope you never get this just one. I have to have to fork out my rent,’” Remini spelled out. “Jennifer just smiled and explained, ‘I hope you get it, then.’”
Jennifer Aniston was continue to ‘Friend’-ly regardless of Leah Remini landing the part
Although the character of Serafina Tortelli was correct up Remini’s alley, she still was not absolutely sure if she’d win out in excess of Aniston.
“The part of Carla’s daughter was type of a no-brainer for me, but you never know,” Remini remarked. “So when the casting agent came out and mentioned, ‘Jennifer…’, I was pondering, ‘You have acquired to be f*cking kidding me.’”
Turns out, Aniston was sent household and the Dancing With the Stars alum was provided the part. Remini pointed out Aniston’s kindness and fantastic sportsmanship upon receiving the information.
“The agent completed the sentence with, ‘Thank you so a lot, but we’re heading with Leah this time,’” Remini wrote. “Jennifer could not have been sweeter. ‘Congratulations, honey!’ she said, and I could convey to she actually meant it.”