Jennifer Aniston shares shock at Cole Sprouse's age years after his role in Friends

Jennifer Aniston has said she is shocked at Cole Sprouse's real age years after playing the role of Ben in Friends.

The 54-year-old starred as Rachel Green on the popular sitcom for ten years.

She acted alongside Cole as he played Ben Gellar, Ross Gellar's son.

Ben was first introduced at the end of season one of the show in 1995, but wasn't played but Cole until later on.

He was born in the season finale and was first played by the Allen twins on the show between 1996 and 1999.

However, in the programme's sixth series, Ben was old enough to be played by one actor so Cole took on the character for two years.

He then went on to have a successful career after his stint in Friends, going on to act in Disney sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody opposite his twin brother Dylan. Cole later took on a role in Riverdale.

Cole made his first appearance as Ben in the season six episode of Friends The One That Could Have Been, before making six more features across the series.

In the show's seventh season, Jennifer and Cole shared multiple scenes together as Rachel teaches Ben how to prank, which he uses on his parents.

He was last seen in the season eight episode The One Where Joey Dates Rachel, but was mentioned several times by his dad Ross throughout the series.

Jennifer was told in 2023 that the Sprouse twins are now 30-years-old, which she couldn't believe.

Alongside Murder Mystery 2 co-star Adam Sandler, who worked with both Sprouses in the 1999 film hit Big Daddy, Jennifer shouted: "What?! No, no they're not!"

Jennifer has recently spoken about how some people now find Friends "offensive".

She said that comedy has "evolved" and now you "have to be very careful".

She told AFP : "There's a whole generation of people, kids, who are now going back to episodes of Friends and find them offensive.

"There were things that were never intentional and others... well, we should have thought it through — but I don't think there was a sensitivity like there is now."

Jennifer said the Friends team never intended to cause offence, but did confess some could have had a bit more thought put into them.

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