Tiffani Thiessen says she auditioned to play Rachel on 'Friends'

The one with a different Rachel Greene. Tiffani Thiessen revealed that she auditioned for the coveted role that ultimately went to Jennifer Aniston during an interview on SiriusXM’s You Up With Nikki Glaser on Monday, October 1.

“Did you know I tested for Friends, for Jennifer Aniston?” the 44-year-old Pull Up a Chair author dished to the comedian, 34. “I was just a little too young. I was a little too young to the pairing of the rest of them.”

Thiessen — who was a mere 20 years old when she tried out for Friends— was already well known for her Saved by the Bell character, Kelly Kapowski, at the time of her audition. Despite losing the part to Aniston, now 49, Thiessen quickly moved on, landing a role on Beverly Hills, 90210.

Thiessen starred as Kapowski in the NBC teen sitcom from 1989 to 1994, and as Valerie Malone in the Fox show from 1994 to 1998.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - 1993: American actress Tiffani-Amber Thiessen poses for a portrait circa 1993 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 3 --Pictured: Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mario Lopez as Alabert Clifford 'A.C.' Slater, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary 'Zach' Morris, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: THE COLLEGE YEARS -- SEASON 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kiersten Warren as Alex Tabor, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Anne Tremko as Leslie Burke, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL: THE COLLEGE YEARS -- SEASON 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 4 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary 'Zack' Morris, Leanna Creel as Tori Scott (front row) Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding (back row) (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: HAWAIIAN STYLE -- Air Date 11/27/1992 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
Tiffani Thiessen (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 792 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Tiffani Thiessen during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 27, 1995 -- (Photo by: Margaret C. Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Tiffani Thiessen (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Jill Reno and Tiffani Thiessen during Golden Globes Style Lounge Presented by Kari Feinstein PR - Day 1 in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for Kari Feinstein PR)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 18: Tiffani Thiessen attends T-Mobile Sidekick II Limited Edition Juicy Couture and Mister Cartoon Launch Party at T-Mobile Sidekick II City on October 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Tiffani Thiessen at the Vegas Grand Prix Hosts a Star-Studded Charity Gala - April 5, 2007 at Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Gifford/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: Actress Tiffani Thiessen poses for a picture at the Disney/ABC Television Group All Star Party held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on January 14, 2007 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 02: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends the Ferragamo event with Debi Mazar and Adrian Grenier to benefit the L'Aquila earthquake victims at the Ferragamo Boutique on June 2, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 14: Tiffani Thiessen attends VANITY FAIR and USA NETWORK Celebrate 'CHARACTER PROJECT' With Opening Reception in Los Angeles at Ace Gallery on May 14, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by DAVID CROTTY/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends the Nike+Human 10k race at the Los Angeles Coliseum on August 31, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Tiffani Thiessen arrives for the NBC Universal TCA Press Party at the The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, California on August 5, 2009. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends Rebecca Taylor Spring 2010 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Duffy-Marie Arnoult/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 06: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends the launch event for Gap's 1969 Jean Shop on Robertson Blvd at their 1969 Jean Shop on August 6, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Gap)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Tiffani Thiessen arrives for the NBC Universal TCA Press Party at the The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, California on August 5, 2009. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Actress Tiffani-Amber Thiessen attends the 2011 FiFi Awards at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Tiffani Thiessen attends the 2011 USA Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 07: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends the Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest 2011 event honoring 'White Collar' at the Saban Theater on March 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Tiffani Thiessen attends 2011 Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR finale at Kiehl's Since 1851 Flagship Store on August 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Actress Tiffani Thiessen visits 'FOX & Friends' at FOX Studios on July 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Tiffani Thiessen arrives to the Zimmer Children's Museum's 13th Annual Discovery Award Dinner at Beverly Hills Hotel on November 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Actress Tiffani Thiessen lights the Empire State building 'Jumpstart Red' to celebrate Jumpstart's Read For The Record Campaign on October 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 11: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends Disney On Ice 'Let's Celebrate!' at Staples Center on December 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Tiffani Thiessen arrives at Hallmark Channel's annual holiday event premiere screening of 'Northpole' at La Piazza Restaurant on November 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actress Tiffani Thiessen poses at Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on November 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
STUDIO CITY, CA - JULY 27: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends the 'Raising The Bar To End Parkinson's' at Laurel Point on July 27, 2016 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Tiffani Thiessen attends the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 05: Tiffani Thiessen attends the World Premiere of Disney and Pixar's 'Incredibles 2' held on June 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 24: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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The White Collar actress isn’t the only celebrity who was unable to snag a role on Friends. Aniston’s estranged husband, Justin Theroux, opened up in 2017 and dished on skipping his audition for the beloved show.

“I didn’t bother. I slept in that day,” he said during an interview with Mr. Porter magazine. “I wouldn’t have been prepared for [the fame].”

Jane Krakowski also revealed that she, too, wanted the role of Rachel Green. “I, like almost every actor in the world, auditioned for Friends,” the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star said at the 2015 Emmy Awards. “I wish I had gotten that one. I actually auditioned for Rachel and didn’t go very far.”

Other famous faces who auditioned for the show include Ellen DeGeneres, Leah Remini,Jon Cryer, Jane Lynch, Eric McCormack and more. Friends ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004.

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FERRIS BUELLER -- Pictured: Jennifer Aniston as Jeannie Bueller -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
1990 file photo of Jennifer Aniston at a NBC pool party in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green -- (Photo by Reisig & Taylor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (back l-r) Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing (front l-r) Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green -- (Photo by Reisig & Taylor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay in 'Friends', circa 1995. (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
255721 02: Jennifer Aniston poses January 4, 1996 in Aspen, CO. Along with her role as Rachel on the television show 'Friends,' actress Aniston starred in the films 'Picture Perfect' and 'She's The One.' (Photo by Russell Turiak/Liaison)
1997 Jennifer Aniston Stars In The Movie 'Til There Was You'. (Photo By Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Season 4 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay (Photo by Gerald Weinman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 03: Jennifer Aniston arrives for premiere of movie 'Meet Joe Black' at the Ziegfeld Theater. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
372882 01: Jennifer Aniston stars in 'Friends,' 1999-2000 season. Photo by: Warner Bros. NBC
Co-hosts Courteney Cox Arquette, Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston at 'The 10th Annual Fire & Ice Ball', a gala event, hosted by Lilly Tartikoff and Ronald O. Perelman, to raise funds for Revlon/UCLA women's cancer research program. 12/11/00 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
PASADENA, : Actress Jennifer Aniston of the television show 'Friends' accepts her People's Choice Award for 'Favorite Female Television Performer' during the 27th Annual People's Choice Awards 07 January 2001 in Pasadena CA. AFP Photo Lucy NICHOLSON/ (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios in Burbank, Ca. 9/5/01. Los Angeles. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Jennifer Aniston during The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Jennifer Aniston (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt during 'Along Came Polly' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Jennifer Aniston during 9th Annual Hollywood Film Festival Awards Gala Ceremony - Show at Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage)
Jennifer Aniston, presenter (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the premiere screening of the FX Network's 'Dirt' at the Paramount Theater on December 9, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 17: Jennifer Aniston visits the ''Late Show with David Letterman'' at the Ed Sullivan Theater on December 17, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - NOVEMBER 26: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the Gala evening to celebrate the re-opening of Hotel La Mamounia on November 26, 2009 in Marrakech, Morocco. (Photo by Fizcairn/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 16: Jennifer Aniston attends the premiere of 'The Bounty Hunter' at Ziegfeld Theatre on March 16, 2010 in New York, New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 876 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Aniston with host Jimmy Fallon during an interview on August 1, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends 'El Hormiguero' Tv showon February 22, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)
Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 'Horrible Bosses' Los Angeles premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 30, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Jennifer Aniston arrives as ELLE Honors Hollywood+s Most Esteemed Women in the 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute; at The Four Seasons Beverly Hills on October 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the American Cinematheque 26th annual award presentation at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress/producer Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 'Life Of Crime' Premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 14, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Jennifer Aniston speaks onstage during a Q&A following the screening of 'Cake' during the 2014 Variety Screening Series at ArcLight Hollywood on November 21, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19: Jennifer Aniston arrives at the Premiere Of Lionsgate Premiere's 'She's Funny That Way' at Harmony Gold on August 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 17: Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 13: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends Open Roads World Premiere of 'Mother's Day' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 13, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Actress Jennifer Aniston is seen walking in Soho on June 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Jennifer Aniston seen on the streets of Manhattan on June 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Jennifer Aniston is seen in the West Village on September 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Office Christmas Party' at Regency Village Theatre on December 7, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Jennifer Aniston is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on December 08, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
US actress Jennifer Aniston addresses the audience at the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04: Jennifer Aniston attends the premiere of HBO's 'The Leftovers' Season 3 at Avalon Hollywood on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
US actress Jennifer Aniston gestures as she poses during a photocall ahead of a diner for the launch of a Louis Vuitton leather goods collection in collaboration with US artist Jeff Koons, at the Louvre in Paris on April 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 14: Actress Jennifer Aniston is seen leaving the 'Dries Van Noten' store on April 14, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Actor Jennifer Aniston (L) and Justin Theroux attend Jason Bateman's star unveiling ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on July 26, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Carol Burnett and Jennifer Aniston onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
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