Jennifer Aniston became a household name after starring on the hit TV show, Friends. It’s difficult these days to find a person who doesn’t recognize her face, voice, or iconic hair. Aniston, however, has a bit of a vocal habit on the show you probably never recognized. It’s so subtle, fans of hers are now saying they “can’t stop hearing it” after it was brought to their attention in a viral TikTok video.
User cts.trphe recently posted a TikTok as part of a trend of people revealing “TV tropes.” The user began the video admitting that “technically this isn’t a trope,” but it would “ruin” big fans of the show’s lives. This, obviously, was enough to capture people’s attention despite the disclaimer because the video has 170,000+ likes. They added, “If you are a big fan of the show, I’m begging you, scroll away, because I’m going to ruin your life.”
They continued, “Jennifer Aniston has this vocal tic that she does at the beginning of every single sentence that she starts on any show that she’s in. It’s very specific and it’s very hard to unsee once you notice it.”
The video includes various clips from Friends of Aniston seeming to… clear her throat? Honestly, it’s kind of difficult to decipher what, exactly, she’s doing. What’s apparent, though, is that she does it a lot.
One fan commented, “yes!! she does this so much. a lottt of people have crutches when acting when they don’t know what else to do. a lot of people sigh or grunt etc.” Another fan wrote, “I did notice it sometimes, I thought it was on purpose or part of the character. I didn’t know it was a Jen Aniston thing.”
One fan put it plainly: “She does it in everything.” We need to do more research before confirming that, but if you didn’t notice the throat-clearing before, you’ll definitely notice now.