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Ford V Ferrari: How Historically Accurate Was Matt Damon And Christian Bale’s Racing Movie?

Matt Damon and Christian Bale in Ford V Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari tells the story of the Ford Motor Company’s attempt to become a racing powerhouse by winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1966. Matt Damon plays automobile designer Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale plays race car driver Ken Miles, both of whom were enlisted by Ford to design and race the car capable of beating the unbeatable Ferrari. But just how close to reality is the movie version of the story?

As with most “based on a true story” movies, the basic plot is accurate, but a few details have been altered, time has dilated and a couple things have been entirely invented or omitted in order to make the story work better as a movie. In that regard, Ford v Ferrari works pretty well, but here is the real story.

Matt Damon and Christian Bale

Matt Damon and Christian Bale’s Characters Are Close To Reality

At the core of Ford v Ferrari are the two main characters. Matt Damon plays Carroll Shelby, a former race car driver-turned-car designer, who helped develop the GT40 which would go on to complete against Ferrari at the end of the movie. As far as the facts of Caroll Shelby’s life go, the movie gets them pretty right. Shelby was a former winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race who was forced to retire from racing due to a heart problem. From there, he transitioned into becoming an automobile designer.

Ken Miles fought in World War II before coming home and focusing on racing. He was both a colleague and friend of Caroll Shelby. While Miles was a great driver, he also had a particular talent as a designer, specifically as it pertained to being able to drive a car and then give detailed notes about where the vehicle was exhibiting problems, something we see Christian Bale’s character doing multiple times during the design of the GT40. It seems Miles was also somewhat difficult for many at Ford to work with, which becomes one of the core conflicts of the movie.

Jon Bernthal as Lee Iaccoca

The Ford/Ferrari Rivalry Was Just As Petty As It Appears

In Ford v Ferrari, we see that the rivalry between the two companies came from a couple of owners who just got angry with each other. The head of Ferrari kills a multi-million dollar merger to avoid losing control of his racing team, and the head of Ford decides to beat Ferrari at its own game for insulting him by killing the merger. Surprisingly, that’s basically what happened.

The movie implies that Ford suggested the merger first, though it seems Ford heard that Ferrari was the one interested in being purchased. The actual deal took years to iron out, which is, of course, sped up in the movie, but that’s part of why Ford was so frustrated when Ferrari backed out. Also, while Fiat did eventually buy Ferrari instead, that happened years later. As in a couple years after the events of the movie are over, not immediately, as the film suggests.

Matt Damon as caroll Shelby

Ford Actually Got Into Racing Earlier

The movie implies that Ford was only involved in NASCAR racing prior to Lee Iaccoca’s suggestion that they compete on the world stage. This isn’t actually true. The Ford/Ferrari deal collapsed in May of 1963, but in January of the same year, Ford had already introduced the Lola Mk6 GT, a new car design that was being groomed to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The car did race, but it didn’t do very well. The engine of the Mk6 GT was the starting point from which the GT40, the car we see in Ford v Ferrari, was designed. Even that was done before Carroll Shelby, Matt Damon’s character in Ford v Ferrari, ever got involved. It was only after the GT40’s failures that Shelby was brought in to try and improve it, which he did.

Christian Bale winning a race as Ken Miles in Ford V Ferarri

Ford’s First Win Wasn’t That Dramatic

Before we get to the big race in Ford v Ferrari, Matt Damon and Christian Bale’s characters see their first big win at Daytona. While this was the first win for the GT40, the movie makes it look like Bale’s Ken Miles just barely took the win, after being intentionally held back until Miles just quit listening. The truth is far less dramatic

The car being driven by Ken Miles and his co-driver Lloyd Ruby won the race by five laps, so there was no dive to the finish. Also, Ken Miles wasn’t even the one driving at the end; Ruby was. While Ford v Ferrari doesn’t dwell on it, these 24 hour races are shared by multiple drivers, so there’s a pair of people who win or lose together.

Christian Bale in Ford V Ferrari

Shelby And Miles Lost At Le Mans Before They Won

It’s implied in Ford v Ferrari that following the big win at Daytona, the team went straight to the goal, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and won. That’s not the case. The Daytona race took place in February of 1965 and the big win at Le Mans happened in June of 1966. There were other races in between, including, most importantly, the 1965 Le Mans race, which Ken Miles raced in and did not finish.

In Ford v Ferrari, Christian Bale’s character is left home during an earlier Le Mans race where all the GT40’s fail to finish, much like what actually happened. The only difference is that Miles didn’t stay home, he was in the race and he lost.

The Photo Finish at Le Mans Was A Little Different

One of the most controversial moments in racing takes place at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, and as wild as the intentional photo finish is, it really did happen. Ken Miles was laps ahead of his competition and intentionally slowed down so that the Ford cars could all cross the line together. However, in doing so, Christian Bale’s character doesn’t tie for the lead, but in, fact, comes in second, due to an obscure rule.

All of that really happened. The movie shows a three-way photo finish, but in actuality, only two cars crossed the line together, with the third Ford car close behind. The reason for the photo finish in Ford v Ferrari is explained to be a publicity stunt, and it was that. But Leo Beebe, the man who orchestrated it, and is set in the movie as Ken Miles’ main antagonist, always argued it was also done to make sure the cars didn’t break down or crash as the drivers attempted to race each other to the finish, as that would have deprived Ford of the win entirely.

There’s a lot of different, and some conflicting information about the end of the race, so it’s hard to know exactly what happened.

A lot of the details of Ford v Ferrari and the characters played by Matt Damon and Christian Bale are accurate to history. As a final note, Christian Bale’s Ken Miles really did die in a crash only two months after the 1966 race. It was certainly a tragic end to an otherwise heroic story.

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10 TV Shows, Movies, and Music Moments for the Week of November 17, 2019

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The arrival of Disney’s new streaming platform, Disney+, allows you to watch a huge chunk of the brand’s back catalog whenever you want. That will certainly help make your weeks go by faster—but for those of you looking to break up your Lizzie McGuire marathons, the below list should help. All of these movies and TV shows are guaranteed to give you a work week boost. Happy watching!

Sunday, November 17

Disney+: Disney’s new streaming platform, which gives you access to all your childhood favorite movies and TV shows. See above for purchase information.

“Freak Like Me”: The latest music video from singer-rapper Brooke Candy. “’Freak Like Me’ is a song that my 13-year-old-self wanted and needed to embrace every element of me that has been misunderstood,” Brooke says about the song. “I’ve always felt like an outcast for being myself, but I don’t know any other way to live. My hope is that this song uplifts those that are disenfranchised or ostracized for being themselves and inspires people to find their inner freak.” Her debut album, SEXORCISM, is out now.

The Crown: Season three of Netflix’s hit show about the royals sees Olivia Colman stepping into Queen Elizabeth II’s shoes, while Helena Bonham Carter is playing Princess Margaret. Find out more details here. Streaming on Netflix

Monday, November 18

Blind Date: A reboot of the popular 2000s dating game show, this series features singles going on—you guessed it—blind dates and attempting to bridge real connections. 11:30 P.M. ET on Bravo

Tuesday, November 19

Earthquake Bird Spoilers: How The Netflix Film’s Ending Is Different From The Book

Alicia Vikander as Lucy Fly Earthquake Bird Netflix

MAJOR SPOILERS ahead on the Alicia Vikander movie Earthquake Bird, which premiered November 15 on Netflix.

Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough star in Earthquake Bird, which just premiered on Netflix. The twisty Netflix film, directed by Wash Westmoreland and executive produced by Ridley Scott, is based on the novel by Susanna Jones, and the endings are a bit different in some key ways. For one thing, Teiji doesn’t die in the book. Let’s get into it.

Earthquake Bird photograph of Lily

How The Earthquake Bird Movie Builds Toward Its Ending 

Alicia Vikander stars in Earthquake Bird as Lucy Fly, who is Swedish — like the actress — in the movie and works as a translator in Japan. (Apparently it was “a lot of work” for Alicia Vikander to learn Japanese, as she said in a behind-the-scenes video.)

The wildly charismatic Naoki Kobayashi plays Teiji, whom Lucy meets when he takes her photograph on the street. They slowly build a unique relationship that is tested by Lucy’s jealousy when she sees Teiji’s past photos of a previous girlfriend, and especially when Lucy meets and befriends Lily Bridges.

In the movie, Lily (Riley Keough) is a free-spirited American who just moved to Japan for a fresh start. Lily and Teiji become close — a little too close — bringing out Lucy’s jealous side. Lily tries to apologize to Lucy, but Lucy turns her away — even though Lily (who has some psychic abilities) says she feels like something bad is going to happen. She’s right!

Earthquake Bird‘s storyline isn’t told in a linear fashion, so when we first meet Lucy she is only just returning to work after taking some time off to grieve her relationship with Teiji and friendship with Lily. She’s told by a co-worker that a body that’s found was suspected to be her friend Lily. Lucy is brought in for questioning and eventually confesses to killing Lily. But she didn’t do it. Turns out, the body they found was not Lily after all. We never even learn who that poor person was.

Earthquake Bird Naoki Kobayashi as Teiji

How The Earthquake Bird Movie Ends 

After Lucy randomly tells the police her tragic life story anyway — that she felt responsible for the death of her brother, and had other deaths follow in her life, so she felt responsible for Lily too — she goes to Teiji’s apartment and breaks into his cabinet with all of his photographs. She finds photos of Lily and eventually sees one that shows Lily is dead. Teiji killed her and took the photo.

Lucy takes the folder of photos and brings them to the police station. The detective she knows is not on duty so, for some reason, she doesn’t just give the folder to another cop. She leaves and goes home. Lo and behold, Teiji is waiting for her. He says they could run away together. She rejects the idea and tells him it’s over. So he gets violent and tries to choke her to death on the couch. She reaches behind her and finds some glass to break over his head. A shard gets stuck in his head and he pulls it out, staring at her as he dies — similar to how Lucy described her brother staring back at her as he died, after she jumped down on him in her childhood bullying story.

Earthquake Bird Mrs. Katoh crying in end

The Final Scene Of The Earthquake Bird Movie 

The Earthquake Bird movie gives a final scene where Lucy goes back to see Mrs. Katoh, her friend and fellow musician. Lucy admits Lily came to see her and asked to come in and Lucy didn’t let her. Mrs. Katoh says it wasn’t Lucy’s fault that Lily died. Lucy insists it was. Mrs. Katoh says perhaps Lily saved her life. Lucy says there are other deaths she also feels responsible for, including Mrs. Yamamoto, who had fallen down Mrs. Katoh’s own stairs earlier in the movie.

Mrs. Katoh then confesses her own feelings of guilt over Mrs. Yamamoto’s death. She tells Lucy she waxed the stairs two days before Mrs. Y fell, something she only does once every two years. She had been worried the steps were slippery. She meant to warn Mrs. Yamamoto earlier that day when they spoke on the phone, but didn’t think of it until they hung up. Mrs. Katoh says it was actually her fault, not Lucy’s.

In the final shot of the movie, Lucy reaches out her hand and she and Mrs. Katoh both cry, with Lucy seeming to find comfort in the idea that she isn’t the only one carrying guilt.

How The Earthquake Bird Book Ends

In the book, Teiji is still the one who killed Lily and we still find out through photographs of dead Lily. However, Lucy does not kill Teiji in the book. Teiji is still alive, and the book ends with Lucy getting chillls, thinking she hears a camera click in the bushes, with Teiji still out there waiting for her.

The book does have a somewhat similar scene toward the end with Lucy and Mrs. Katoh, but it’s before details about Teiji’s photos come out. Lucy tells Mrs. Katoh she didn’t mean to kill Mrs. Yamamoto, it was an accident. She put her cello in a different place and didn’t know Mrs. Yamamoto would fall over it. Mrs. Katoh asks what she’s talking about, since everyone knew Mrs. Yamamoto was always so clumsy and they all knew she’d have an accident one day. That’s as far as that conversation goes.

After that, Lucy — who is English in the book — is cleared by the police with no charges because the cops can’t find any DNA on Lily’s body. After details appear about Lucy in the newspapers, the police receive an envelope with two photographs. The first shows Lily at a McDonalds near Lucy’s place, with the pic taken on the night of the murder, two hours after Lily was seen at Lucy’s front door. The cashier recognized Lily and said she and her male Japanese friend had some kind of argument. The second photograph shows a woman squashed within walls, head lolling to one side. There are no fingerprints on the photos, no way to prove Teiji took them, and the police don’t know he did. But Lucy does. The photos don’t prove that Teiji killed Lily, but they do prove that Lucy didn’t, since she is accounted for elsewhere at that time.

The book ends with Lucy making plans to maybe visit England and see Lily’s parents, who might like a visit from someone who knew Lily in Japan. Lucy also visits with Mrs. Katoh and another friend at Mrs. Katoh’s home in Japan, and that’s where Lucy is at the very end of the book. But the final page has her hearing a noise outside the house and thinking at first it’s an earthquake bird — the humming bird sound after every earthquake. She hears a rustling in the trees and then “the unmistakable sound of a camera clicking.” She looks around for Teiji but only sees trees and bushes. Here are the final lines of the book:

I turn to enter the house, but I know Teiji’s waiting out here for me and I hope that the warmth of the home and of my close friends will be enough to keep me safely indoors. I hope with all my heart it will, and yet —
It is going to be difficult.

So the book ends with the idea that Teiji could still be out there photographing Lucy, unless it’s just in her mind. In the book, Lucy sometimes refers to herself in third person and there’s a similar sense of events getting confused. Throughout the movie, viewers are led to question Lucy as an unreliable narrator, with scenes that suggest Lucy is imagining things, or just remembering something that happened at a different time.

It’s like Joker and Netflix’s Fractured, and so many other movies with ambiguous twist endings that like to keep fans’ guessing (and also, sometimes, confused).

What did you think of Earthquake Bird? Here are more Netflix originals still to come in 2019.

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Looks Like Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker Is Still Giving Colin Trevorrow Some Credit

In just a month, the Skywalker Saga will conclude on the silver screen. But, the final installment of the new trilogy wasn’t devoid of roadblocks during its development. Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow was originally attached to co-write and direct Rise of Skywalker before J.J. Abrams returned to helm the project. Fans were initially led to believe Abrams was given a blank page when he signed on, but the official Rise of Skywalker writing credits say something different.

Ahead of the highly-anticipated release, the Writers Guild of America (via Collider) has determined Rise of Skywalker’s writing attributions. The screenplay credit is no shocker, belonging to Chris Terrio and J.J. Abrams, who worked together on the script. The “based on characters created by George Lucas” is business as usual. But when it comes to the story, the “Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams” credit is unexpected.

Writing partners Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow were attached to Rise of Skywalker in the beginning when Trevorrow was set to direct. But when he left the last Skywalker Saga installment in September 2017 due to creative differences, it commonly postulated their contributions were thrown away as well.

J.J. Abrams previously said when he signed on he had “literally nothing” to work with and he was “starting over” when he asked Batman v Superman writer Chris Terrio to be his writing partner. Yet, the official writing credits seem to cancel out these words. Perhaps after he said that, some elements of their story were implemented into Rise of Skywalker? Check out what Abrams previously said:

Writing credits for Trevorrow and Connolly in addition to Abrams and Terrio point to the pair recieving residuals for Rise of Skywalker after all. Due to the size of the Star Wars movies, they often go through edits and rewrites. It’s quite possible when Abrams’ version was brought to the studio, they decided to go back and add some of Trevorrow’s ideas to flesh out the script.

A ship called the TIE Echelon from Colin Trevorrow’s lost Star Wars ideas was recently added to Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland. It’s really tough to tell how much Rise of Skywalker drew from previous drafts, it could be as small as a character or ship concept to a full-fledged storyline.

Rise of Skywalker finishes off a story 40 years in the making when it hits theaters on December 20.

Nicolas Cage To Play Nicolas Cage In A Movie Where Nicolas Cage Is Desperate To Work With Quentin Tarantino

Titled The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, the meta movie will follow Nic Cage with a frantic goal to be in Quentin Tarantino’s next movie as he is faced with a mountain of debt and a troubled relationship with his teen daughter. Oh and it gets better! Apparently the actor will talk to an egotistical ‘90s version of himself who tears him down for recent dumb movie choices, per THR.

Since the fictional Nicolas Cage becomes buried in debt, he resorts to make an appearance at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire who is a massive fan of his. After the pair bond, the CIA pulls Cage aside to inform him the billionaire is really the kingpin of a drug cartel and has kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican presidential nominee as well. The Con Air actor is then recruited by the U.S. government to take him down.

Things really heat up when his ex-wife and daughter get wrapped up in the situation as well. Now, Cage doesn’t really have a daughter, he has two sons. It’ll be interesting how the movie handles the matter of the ex-wife character too, since he’s been formerly married to Patricia Arquette, Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie, Alice Kim, and most recently Erika Koike – for four days.

Now, to answer your undoubted question about how in Hollywood did a movie like The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent come to be. The script was written by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten and sent out to Nicolas Cage with a letter making the case to the actor to star. Gormican assured Cage it was written with love to him, with no intention to poke fun at his career. He’s the only man for the job and thankfully the script convinced the star!

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent also impressed a slew of studios including HBO Max and Paramount, but Lionsgate won the fight for the project. Tom Gormican is on board to direct the movie, with Waves and Euphoria Kevin Turen producing. Nicolas Cage is reportedly getting massive paycheck comparable to National Treasure and Con Air. For context, he amassed $20 million per project in his glory days.

What sounds like a hilarious love letter to the lore of Nic Cage will also have references to his famed movies such as Leaving Las Vegas, Face/Off and Gone In 60 Seconds. Stay tuned here on CinemaBlend as the project continues to move forward!

See How Captain Marvel Was Supposed To Appear In Avengers: Age Of Ultron

But first, some background…

Several years ago, MCU boss Kevin Feige said Carol Danvers was part of The Avengers sequel’s script but they decided to cut her out because they”didn’t want to introduce her fully-formed flying in a costume before you got to know who she was and how she came to be.”

However, Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon originally planned to have Captain Marvel show up akin to Scarlet Witch’s big moment. Here’s what Kevin Feige told Birth.Movies.Death about that:

As Kevin Feige reiterated, introducing Captain Marvel that way is not how the MCU tends to operate:

Instead, the MCU chose to introduce Captain Marvel for the first time in her own movie, only hinting to her existence at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.

But now that the Infinity Saga is here to share all of the MCU’s ideas — good and bad — from Phases 1-3, we can see one of the early plans for Captain Marvel. Check out what one lucky Infinity Saga holder shared on Reddit:

They hadn’t cast anyone for the role yet, so there’s a stand-in. Who do you think Joss Whedon would’ve cast? Avengers: Age of Ultron started filming in early 2014, so they already had the cast in place by then. Brie Larson earned an Oscar for Room in 2015 so I wonder if she wouldn’t have been on their radars by the time they cast Carol Danvers for Age of Ultron. Just another “What If…” scenario Disney+ could tackle.

Marvel Studios’ Infinity Saga box set is out there if you can afford it and can find one. It’s packed with deleted scenes and some other content you won’t find in the movies on Disney+ (although there are some added scenes there too) which is just another way for them to get your money.

Before Netflix’s The Irishman, Al Pacino Was ‘Unreachable’ For Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese has directed some of the most beloved, memorable films in Hollywood history. Al Pacino has starred in his own fair share of cinematic gems. But amazingly, before Netflix greenlit The Irishman, the two icons never got a chance to work together. And now Martin Scorsese is opening up about what it was like to finally snag the ‘unreachable’ star.

At a recent AFI FEST event, Martin Scorsese sat down for a quick Q&A session, where he discussed the many obstacles he and Robert De Niro faced in trying to get The Irishman made. And he also opened up about his decades-long quest to cast Al Pacino in, well, anything:

When Al Pacino signed on for The Irishman, Martin Scorsese finally got the chance to see what Robert De Niro meant. But he also had the opportunity to bring the two actors together on screen. It’s a rare cinematic feat — this is only the fourth time both have appeared in the same film. The actors both starred in The Godfather Part 2. But Robert De Niro plays a younger version of Vito Corleone, the father of Al Pacino’s Michael, so they never share a scene. It wasn’t until 1995’s Heat that the two actors finally had a chance to play opposite each other. Though they teamed up again in 2008’s Righteous Kill, there’s something extra special about the two actors joining forces with one of their most esteemed peers.

He may be talking about the actors’ shared history, The Irishman does follows its characters, including Al Pacino’s Jimmy Hoffa, through several decades with the aid of some much-talked about anti-aging CGI. And whether or not you agree with Martin Scorsese’s decision to release the film via Netflix, you can’t deny that The Irishman feels like a huge cinematic moment for the director. If nothing else, it gave him the chance to finally cross one of his most-sought after moments off his bucket list.

The Irishman will be available to stream on Netflix on November 27.

Serena Williams Celebrates Two-Year Wedding Anniversary to Alexis Ohanian With Sweet Instagram Posts

It’s been two years since Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian tied the knot in a gorgeous New Orleans wedding attended by everyone from Kim Kardashian to Beyoncé. This week, they celebrated their anniversary with a bunch of super sweet, gushy Instagram posts that illustrated how tight-knit their bond is. But they also added one very unexpected and relatable twist to the festivities: They took a trip to Popeyes to try the highly-coveted new chicken sandwich, solidifying their place as one of our favorite couples ever.

Williams uploaded a cute, never-before-seen shot of the two of them on their wedding day, writing, “2 years and counting…. @alexisohanian is still putting putting up with me.” Later, she added a photo slideshow that chronicles their moments dating and becoming parents together, setting it to music and writing in the caption, “2 years and counting happy anniversary my love.”

But it was on her Instagram stories that Williams revealed their fast-food anniversary journey. “I did not want to try it,” she joked in one slide. “But it’s my anniversary … This is a no judgement me zone.” She then shared a video of Ohanian walking toward her car with a bag of Popeyes in his hand, explaining to her that the chain had the sandwich but they had run out of pickles. The next few clips features Williams saying, “Oh my God,” as she enjoyed the sandwich. Ohanian asks her how it is a few times before Williams finally cracks, “Have I known life before this day?” This is pretty much the wedding anniversary of our dreams.

Serena Williams uploads a video of Alexis Ohanian going to Popeyes.

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Ohanian also celebrated their big day on social media by sharing a photo of the couple posing near a decorated swing. “Celebrating 2 years with my ride or die @serenawilliams 🎉 always ready for the next black tie event … Or Netflix & Chill night in,” he captioned the image.

The Reddit co-founder previously wrote about the success of their marriage for Glamour, explaining that for him, the most important lesson is that “you have to show up” for the person that you love. Pretty sure it makes things even better when you show up—and bring a Popeyes sandwich with you.

Reese Witherspoon Admits She Was Too Scared to Reprise Her Role on Friends

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are currently starring on the The Morning Show together, but it’s not the first time they’ve shared the small screen. Years ago, Witherspoon made two cameos as the younger sister of Aniston’s character Rachel Green on Friends. But the actress recently revealed why she declined offers to return to the sitcom for more appearances.

Witherspoon talked about the experience during a joint interview with Aniston for the AP Entertainment this week. During the discussion, the interviewer asked Aniston what she had learned from acting in front of a live audience for so long, and Witherspoon excitedly chimed in to praise Aniston’s skills. “She’s so good in front of a live audience,” Witherspoon gushed. Aniston returned the compliment and said, “You are [good] too. You forget it because you blacked out of fear,” referencing the episodes in which Witherspoon played Jill Green in 2000. “She was so good,” Aniston told the interviewer and then said to Witherspoon, “You were flawless.”

Then, Witherspoon revealed that she actually had a chance to continue on the show, but she turned it down. “Did you know they asked me back and I said, ‘No, I can’t do it,’” she said. “I was too scared.”

“How dare! How doth you say this, Aniston joked. “You got scared… What a shame.”

Witherspoon went on to say she feels “panic” in those live situations (but she said she doesn’t mind giving speeches). And, she’s clearly put her fears aside enough to not just star in some of the biggest shows of the decade, but to produce them as well, so we’d say she’s doing okay.

There have been solid rumors of a Friends reunionrecently—maybe Witherspoon would be willing to make another little visit to Central Perk? We are here for the Green sisters.