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Lep of faith Jennifer Aniston thought career was over after starring in cult classic Leprechaun

Aniston made her film debut in the original budget movie, which made almost nine million dollars at the box office in 1993


Jennifer Aniston (PA)

Jennifer Aniston (PA)

Jennifer Aniston (PA)

Jennifer Aniston has admitted how she thought her career was over before it began after she starred in the cult classic 1993 movie Leprechaun. 

Before she found fame in Friends, Aniston played in the role of Tory Redding, a young American girl on holidays who is chased by a killer leprechaun, played by Harry Potter star Warwick Davis.

Aniston made her film debut in the original budget movie, which made almost nine million dollars at the box office in 1993, in which she is stalked by the grotesque Irish monster who believes she has stolen his pot of gold.

In a new video interview for InStyle Magazine, Aniston reminisced about her 1999 film Office Space, in which she played a bored waitress increasingly at odds with her tyrannical boss. The movie was not a hit at the box office, but has developed a cult following in the years since its release.

“Office Space [was] one of the first movies I ever did,” Aniston said. “No one thought it would become the cult classic that it did, but it’s pretty cool if you ask me.”

She continued: “There’s loads of movies where you’re thinking: ‘Oh god, this is just… how am I going to survive this in my future?’ And then it’s a cult… ‘something’ because it’s so embarrassing.”

Aniston then clarified that she didn’t mean to imply Office Space was “embarrassing."

“That movie wasn’t! That movie was special,” she said, before whispering: “I was talking about Leprechaun.”

In November 2014, she told the Graham Norton Show of her mortification when her then-fiancé Justin Theroux came upon her first movie while flicking through the TV.

“He was flipping through the channels and he stumbled upon that. And that was our next two hours much to my embarrassment.”

Aniston has said she had to cut ties with a few people from her "weekly routine" over their vaccination status.

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The Friends star appears on the cover of InStyle magazine's September issue where she spoke about reducing her inner circle to those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

She said there's "still a large group of people who are anti-vaxxers or just don't listen to the facts," adding that "it's a real shame".

"I've just lost a few people in my weekly routine who have refused or did not disclose [whether or not they had been vaccinated], and it was unfortunate," Aniston continued.

"I feel it's your moral and professional obligation to inform, since we're not all podded up and being tested every single day.

"It's tricky because everyone is entitled to their own opinion - but a lot of opinions don't feel based in anything except fear or propaganda."

Aniston previously pleaded with her Instagram followers to wear a mask to protect others against Covid-19.

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