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'NCIS' Bosses Reveal If Jennifer Aniston Really Was In The Running For Caitlin Todd Role

'NCIS' Bosses Reveal If Jennifer Aniston Really Was In The Running For Caitlin Todd Role

The truth behind Jennifer Aniston almost being cast in NCIS seems to finally be out.

In the oral history of the hit CBS procedural series from The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s creators, casting directors, former network heads, and more came together to share secrets from the show that fans might not have known – and one of them was about Jennifer‘s interest in the show.

Keep reading to find out more…

According to a rumored story, which took off years ago and hit a high during the pandemic, it was said that Jennifer was interested in the role of Caitlin Todd.

Apparently, Jennifer was looking at the script for the show during the final season of Friends, and the filming schedules just didn’t work out.

Sasha Alexander eventually got the role, departing the series just two seasons in because of a demanding work schedule.

So, was Jennifer really in the running for the part?

According to Charles Floyd Johnson, an executive producer for both NCIS and JAG, yes.

“I think Jennifer Aniston was available at the time, and her name was floated,” he said.

However, NCIS casting director Susan Bluestein, didn’t think she actually was.

“I don’t remember ever offering it to Jennifer Aniston,” she shared. However, she does note that the actress “could very well have been a name that we discussed.”

Elsewhere in the oral history, the showrunners also discussed all the names that were pitched to play Gibbs, too.

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