How Maggie Wheeler Came Up With Janice's Distinct Voice On 'Friends' (VIDEO)

August 26, 2014 1:18 PM

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In the early 1990s, Maggie Wheeler auditioned for a small role on a new television show that was soon set to air. She was hoping to get cast as the girlfriend of one of the show's main characters, and hoped that the series would be a success. Wheeler had no idea that the show, "Friends," would dominate television for 10 straight years and become one of the most popular sitcoms of all time -- with her character as one of the most memorable guest stars throughout. Rather, all Wheeler knew at the time was that she wanted to nail the audition.

"I saw the slides for that character and it said, 'Fast-talking New Yorker,'" Wheeler remembers. "I grew up there and I just know those people, and I just interpreted that character the way I imagined she would be."

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