Jennifer Aniston’s Friends character Rachel Green was all over the #freethenipple campaign long before freeing the nipple was even a thing. Of course, we love her for it. But fans have been wondering why her nipples are so prominent in the show – or if it was an accident – and finally we have an answer.
Everybody loves Friends, and in particular, Jennifer Aniston’s character Rachel Green seemed to be the ultimate trendsetter. Thanks to her incredible hair, amazing fashion and a transformation from rich daddy’s girl to high-flying fashion buyer, fans were kind of obsessed with everything she did – and, er, does.
If only she ditched that whiny Ross on the season finale and jetted out to Paris…
But there’s one thing that’s left fans puzzled about Rachel over the years and that’s why her nipples made so many appearances. Not that it’s a bad thing – they were bloody legendary – but she was basically the OG for the #freethenipple movement.
Fans have come up with their own theories. Some have said they think the wardrobe team did a Mean Girls and cut holes in Jennifer’s bras to make her nipples show through (really?), while others assumed it was just a personal choice that the actress made behind the scenes. Or maybe it wasn’t even a conscious decision?
One fan tweeted in 2015: “Did you know that Friends’ producers told Rachel and Monica to cut holes in their bras to show their nipples?”
Other fans believed it was Jennifer who insisted on taking a pair of scissors to her outfits. Someone else tweeted, “You do know she made wardrobe cut holes in her bras so nips would show.”
Over the years, Jennifer Aniston has finally answered the burning question, and unsurprisingly, her answer is pretty flawless.
Asked by Vogue about it in August 2017, the actress explained that there was no real rhyme or reason to it, but that she was proud of the way her boobs are. AMEN.
“Yeah I don’t know what to say about that!” Jennifer said. “It’s just one of those things, I guess. I wear a bra. I don’t know what to tell ya! And I don’t know why I’m supposed to be ashamed of them – it’s just the way my breasts are. But hey, OG, I’m not going to complain!”
Glad that’s finally been cleared up. Or should we say nipped in the bud? And kudos to Jen for being so candid and honest; we all have nipples and, unsurprisingly, they don’t all come in the same shape and size, but it’s nice to be reminded of that by the ultimate Hollywood star.