Maggie Wheeler has revealed that she was fired from the Ellen DeGeneres sitcom before landing the iconic role of Janice Hosenstein in “Friends.”
The actress played Chandler Bing’s love interest in “Friends” which ran between 1994 and 2004.
In a recent interview, the actress revealed that she was fired from the Ellen DeGeneres sitcom after the first season.
“I was on the first season of the Ellen DeGeneres show and had a great time working on that show – at first it was called These Friends Of Mine – and I got fired from that show. , I was devastated, ”Wheeler told me.
Maggie Wheeler, 59, added: “I was so shaken up by it, it was an unthinkable thing as an actor, (but) I kinda felt liberated to do the job I wanted to do. without fear or favor “.
Speaking about how she ended up on “Friends” she said, “Another day I could have auditioned (Friends) differently, but that followed and I felt free and I decided to do what I wanted to do that day and it worked in my favor.
“(Friends) wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t had to go through the fire.”