Had "The Morning Show" not called up Jennifer Aniston to offer her a starring role, fans might have never seen the actress on the silver or small screen again.
Opening up on the "SmartLess" podcast with actors Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes on Tuesday, the 51-year-old admitted that before being cast on the Apple TV+ series, she was flirting with the idea of quitting the industry.
"I would have to say, the last two years that has crossed my mind, which it never did before," the Emmy winner disclosed, pinning the source of those thoughts on an "unprepared project" that "sucked the life out of me."
Aniston did not disclose which project drove her to question her Hollywood career, but admitted it did make her wonder "if [acting] is what interests me" anymore.
The hosts tried extracting more information from Aniston to see if they could identify what movie almost chased her out of the limelight, but she evaded taking the bait.
All that Aniston revealed was "the script [wasn't] ready" and she felt "stuck."
Thankfully, her time playing Alex Levy on "The Morning Show" restored her faith in her career and also resulted in her picking up a SAG Award as well as Golden Globe and Emmy nominations this year.
When Aniston was asked what career she would have pursued had she given up on acting, the "Friends" alum admitted she would have dabbled with interior design.
"I love it. It's my happy place," she gushed. "It's really a happy place for me."