Jennifer Aniston shares why she had a change of heart about possible 'Friends' reunion (Exclusive)

Jennifer Aniston didn't mean to get everyone's hopes up about a possible Friends reunion, but she still wants people to remain excited.

The actress walked the red carpet at the premiere of her new comedy with Adam Sandler, Murder Mystery, and she spoke with ET's Kevin Frazier, who asked her about her recent revelation that she'd be happy to be a part of a reunion.

The remark was made when Aniston joined Ellen DeGeneres last week, and the actress -- who has long evaded or outright shut down rumors and speculation about the topic -- said she and her former co-stars "would do it."

So why the change of heart? 

"Well, 'no' was getting me nowhere, and 'maybe' was getting me nowhere. So I thought I'd try 'yes.' See what would happen," Aniston told ET outside the premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, on Monday. "Sorry!"

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FRIENDS -- Season 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Ellen DeGeneres turned down the role of Phoebe.
Tea Leoni was the first choice for Rachel, but turned it down.
Elizabeth Berkley auditioned for Rachel, too.
Eric McCormack auditioned for the role of Ross a few times.
Jon Favreau was offered the role of Chandler, but turned it down.
Jon Cryer almost auditioned for Chandler, but his audition tape got to executives too late.
Hank Azaria auditioned for Joey several times.
Lisa Kudrow beat out Kathy Griffin for the role of Phoebe.
Kudrow also beat out Jane Lynch.
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So, when asked point blank about whether or not she and her former co-stars -- including Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc -- might be getting together for the long-awaited reunion, Aniston once again said, "Anything could happen."

"I have no idea though," she added quickly. "There's no plans in the immediate future."

So should fans get over it already? Aniston shrugged and suggested, "Or stay excited! And possibly something will happen?"

It's a safe bet that fans will, in fact, stay excited and continue to hold out hope for (and ask questions about) the potential for a reunion for years to come.

Meanwhile, the actress' new film, Murder Mystery -- in which she and Sandler play a married couple who become embroiled in a comedic and mysterious web of danger and death while on a cruise through Europe -- debuts on Netflix June 14.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Jennifer Aniston attends the 2018 InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on October 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Jennifer Aniston attends the 2018 InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on October 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 2018 InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on October 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Jennifer Aniston and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos attend Ted Sarandos' 2018 Annual Netflix Emmy Nominee Toast on September 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)
COMO, ITALY - JULY 30: Jennifer Aniston is seen on set filming 'Murder Mystery' on July 30, 2018 in Como, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Jennifer Aniston attends 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Courteney Cox (L) and Jennifer Aniston speak onstage during the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney at Dolby Theatre on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 288523 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Turner)
MALIBU, CA - JUNE 02: Jennifer Aniston attends the CHANEL Dinner Celebrating Our Majestic Oceans, A Benefit For NRDC on June 2, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - JUNE 02: Jennifer Aniston (L) and Courtney Cox attend the CHANEL Dinner Celebrating Our Majestic Oceans, A Benefit For NRDC on June 2, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Actress Jennifer Aniston speaks on stage at the WE Day California at The Forum, in Inglewood, California, on April 19, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: In this handout photo provided by Netflix, Jennifer Aniston and Netflix Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos attend the Netflix Golden Globes after party at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Netflix via 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)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Jennifer Meyer and Jennifer Aniston attend Gilt.com, Jennifer Meyer & Jenna Dewan Tatum Launch Exclusive Jewelry Collection Benefitting Baby2Baby at Sunset Tower Hotel on December 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Gilt.com)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the ceremony honoring Jason Bateman with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Will Arnett and Jennifer Aniston attend the ceremony honoring Jason Bateman with Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on July 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux attend the ceremony honoring Jason Bateman with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on July 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Jennifer Aniston attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
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