Jennifer Aniston’s Leprechaun casting came with one condition she refused – SlashFilm

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Jennifer Aniston’s Leprechaun casting came with one condition she refused – SlashFilm

Aniston would of course become rather famous for her hair. Her “The Rachel” haircut on “Friends” became something of a cultural touchstone in the early seasons of the hit series. But she didn’t have that cut when she auditioned for “Leprechaun.” Instead, she sported an outfit from the very early 90s, the color: light brown. And that color was apparently a problem for the producers of “Leprechaun.” In the oral history of “Leprechaun” published by Mel Magazine, Mark Jones, writer and director of “Leprechaun,” reveals that the studio wanted Aniston for the role. only if she dyed her hair blonde. As Jones tells it, the studio “wanted that California blonde look” for the character.

Jones thought it wouldn’t be a problem, so he called Aniston and told her the news. Aniston, however, balked at the idea. According to Jones, Aniston said, “No, I don’t want to do that. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to be difficult.” Jones, to his credit, didn’t try to force his potential protagonist to do anything she didn’t want to do. Jones told Aniston: “You’re not going to do it. Your hair looks great. When you show up on set on the first day of filming, you’re going to look great and they’re not going to stop things just yet. Bleach your hair hair.”

Sure enough, that’s exactly what happened. Aniston showed up on set with her hair not blonde and no one said a word. The rest is horror movie history.

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