Cole Sprouse Says Jennifer Aniston Made His "Friends" Role "Quite Difficult"

The child actor opened up about why he had such a hard time working with the A-lister.

Jennifer Aniston may be America's sweetheart, but one of her former co-stars recently admitted that working with her wasn't as easy as it seems. During a Jan. 19 interview on Drew Barrymore's eponymous talk show, Riverdale star Cole Sprouse, who played Ross' son Ben on Friends, admitted that it was "quite difficult" to work with Aniston on the sitcom for a very adorable reason. Read on to discover why Sprouse had such a hard time acting opposite Aniston, and for more fun facts about this beloved star, check out Jennifer Aniston Says This Was Her Most Embarrassing Moment.

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Sprouse revealed that he had a major crush on Aniston as a kid.

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Sprouse admitted to Barrymore that he had a crush on Aniston as a kid—and that his feelings for the star made working together more than a little awkward. "It actually made it quite difficult to work in front of her, I must admit," Sprouse said. "I would stammer a lot and I'd forget my lines." And for more Friends flubs, check out The Embarrassing "Friends" Gaffe You Never Noticed Before

Sprouse says that other people on set were quick to make light of his crush.

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While Sprouse didn't mention whether or not Aniston was made aware of his feelings for her, there were plenty of people on the Friends set who knew exactly what was going on.

"I was teased a little bit by the crew, because they saw it and I would just forget [my lines] and be looking at her," Sprouse told Barrymore. And for more entertainment news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

The Riverdale star says that things would be different if they worked together today.

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Despite having more than a little difficulty acting with Aniston as a kid, Sprouse was confident that he could maintain his professionalism if the opportunity to act together ever presented itself again.

"I feel like I'd maintain my composure a bit more effectively now, but it was quite difficult when I was a kid," Sprouse explained. "The whole world had a crush on Jennifer Aniston." And for more on Aniston's current love, check out Jennifer Aniston's Adorable New Rescue Puppy.

Sprouse has admitted to being "in love" with Aniston in the past.

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This isn't the first time Sprouse has publicly admitted his childhood crush on Aniston. "I was so in love with her," he revealed during a 2017 interview with the New York Post. "I was infatuated."

And while Sprouse said in the same interview that he hadn't seen his Friends co-stars since filming with them, he'd be eager to reconnect. "It was a really wonderful experience. They were all tremendously nice…If I saw any of them [again], I'd say, 'Hello.'" And if you're a big Friends fan, dive into Every Major "Friends" Character, Ranked From Worst to Best.

Sarah Crow
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