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Jennifer Aniston admits she doesn’t know why she joined Instagram on chat show after setting record

Jennifer Aniston has revealed she had a stalker account before officially joining Instagram.

The actress, 50, broke the internet earlier this week when she revealed she had joined the photo-sharing platform and became the fastest ever person to amass 1 million Instagram followers.

But it seems it wasn’t her first experience of the ‘social media pool’ as Jennifer revealed she had a secret account where she could stalk people on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday.

Social media: Jennifer Aniston has revealed she had a stalker account before officially joining Instagram as she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday

Social media: Jennifer Aniston has revealed she had a stalker account before officially joining Instagram as she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday

Jen confessed: ‘It was a stalker account. When I was thinking about doing this, I sort of figured it was time to kind of understand the world and dip my toe into the social media pool.’     

Jimmy, 51, noted that normally private Jennifer beat out Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as Guinness World Records recognized her Wednesday as the fastest ever to amass 1 million Instagram followers.

‘You don’t do that kind of stuff,’ Jimmy said. ‘I do now,’ Jennifer quipped.

World record: The actress beat out Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as the Guinness World Records recognized her Wednesday as the fastest ever to amass 1 million Instagram followers

World record: The actress beat out Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as the Guinness World Records recognized her Wednesday as the fastest ever to amass 1 million Instagram followers

Reluctant star: Jennifer called herself 'like the most reluctant person ever to join Instagram'

Reluctant star: Jennifer called herself ‘like the most reluctant person ever to join Instagram’

'well we're on a break': After Jennifer Aniston broke the Internet with an Instagram selfie with her Friends cast-mates, she answered a burning fan question from Kaitlyn Bristowe

‘well we’re on a break’: After Jennifer Aniston broke the Internet with an Instagram selfie with her Friends cast-mates, she answered a burning fan question from Kaitlyn Bristowe

‘Why are you doing it now?,’ Jimmy asked her. ‘I don’t know,’ Jennifer quickly responded. 

Jen shared a selfie with her former Friends castmates on Tuesday and took just five hours and 16 minutes to amass the milestone, and she now has over 11 million watching her posts.

Alongside the blurry selfie, Jennifer wrote: ‘And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM (sic).’   

The Friends star said ‘a lot of people’ were encouraging her to join and she got tired and finally relented. ‘What you resists, persists, so what the hey,’ Jennifer said. 

Popular picture: The actress joined Instagram on Tuesday and posted a recent selfie with her Friends costars

Popular picture: The actress joined Instagram on Tuesday and posted a recent selfie with her Friends costars

Jennifer was on the ABC talk show promoting her upcoming series The Morning Show.

The comedy-drama also starring Reese Witherspoon, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass and Steve Carell will premiere November 1 on the Apple TV+ service. 

The satire centers around a morning news TV program and Jennifer said she spent time shadowing at ABC’s Good Morning America to prepare for the role.

‘I got there at 7 o’clock in the morning. And it is a fascinating world. It’s like an engine that revs up for these two hours from 5 to 7. …It’s like something you’ve never seen,’ she said.

Jennifer said that Good Morning America stars George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts were helpful and she also raved about ABC journalist Diane Sawyer, 73, who she has known for years and told her ‘some good stuff’. 

New series: Jennifer was on the ABC talk show promoting her upcoming series The Morning Show

New series: Jennifer was on the ABC talk show promoting her upcoming series The Morning Show

Selfie time: The actress took a selfie with Jimmy while on the ABC chat show

Selfie time: The actress took a selfie with Jimmy while on the ABC chat show

‘I love, I worship her. If I could emulate anyone it’s her,’ Jennifer said.

Jimmy noted that a fun part of The Morning Show included an early morning scene where her character looks at herself for a second on a large billboard.

He asked Jennifer if she remembered the first time she saw a large billboard of herself.

Fan favorite: The audience gave Jennifer a standing ovation as she took the stage

Fan favorite: The audience gave Jennifer a standing ovation as she took the stage

‘I would want to say Friends, but I’m not sure it was Friends. I have actually one vivid memory of Along Came Polly,’ Jennifer said referencing her 2004 romantic comedy with Ben Stiller, 53.

‘I was driving on, I want to say Fairfax or La Brea, and I was making a left, right by the Whole Foods, and that was the first time I’d seen a big, big horizontal poster of myself with my character’s name in the title,’ Jennifer said. 

‘I thought it was pretty cool,’ she admitted.

First billboard: Jennifer was asked about her first big billboard and said she had a 'vivid memory' of seeing herself with top billing in an Along Came Polly billboard in Los Angeles

First billboard: Jennifer was asked about her first big billboard and said she had a ‘vivid memory’ of seeing herself with top billing in an Along Came Polly billboard in Los Angeles

Jennifer later played a game of Emojeopardy with Jimmy.

The social media newcomer had to decode emojis to name some of her own  projects and quickly guessed Friends first and The Morning Show last.

She was sent home with a box of emoji pillows for playing.

Easy emojis: The social media newcomer during a game of Emojeopardy had to decode emojis to name some of her own projects and quickly guessed Friends first

Easy emojis: The social media newcomer during a game of Emojeopardy had to decode emojis to name some of her own projects and quickly guessed Friends first

Tough one: Jennifer struggled with a broken heart emoji symbolizing her 2006 movie The Break-Up

Tough one: Jennifer struggled with a broken heart emoji symbolizing her 2006 movie The Break-Up

Parting gifts: Jimmy gave Jennifer some pillow emojis as a parting gift

Parting gifts: Jimmy gave Jennifer some pillow emojis as a parting gift

 

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