12 Shocking Casting Secrets You Didn’t Know About Friends

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Hard to believe that it's been over 10 years since Friends ended its legendary run, but did you know that the cast could have looked VERY different? Yes, before Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc joined forces to become the great ensemble TV cast of all time, there were some other people in the running to play their iconic parts.

For example, did you know that not one but TWO Saved By the Bell alums auditioned for parts on the show? We won't tell you who, but one person auditioned for the role of Rachel, while the other auditioned for Monica.

And that's not all — Lisa Kudrow actually based her hippie character Phoebe off someone you might know. Curious as to who we're talking about? Then click through the gallery below to find out 12 shocking casting secrets you didn't know about Friends!