Jennifer Aniston, who was honored on Friday at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime, said she began to see herself in a different light and find her voice when she began working on “Friends.”

“I started meeting all of these people who expressed to me how much the show meant to them — how it lifted their spirits during a bad breakup or got them through an illness. I was just so incredibly moved by that. And I began to change the way I thought about my own voice, and what it meant to have a platform to use it,” she said.

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