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Jennifer Aniston says the film industry is 'diminishing' because of 'big Marvel movies'

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"Friends" actress Jennifer Aniston said in a new interview that she thinks big-budget action films are ruining the film industry.  "You're seeing what's available out there and it's just diminishing and diminishing in terms of, it's big Marvel movies," Aniston said. The actress said she preferred TV to movies since she's not "that interested in living in a green screen."  Aniston is set to appear on the upcoming Apple TV Plus series "The Morning Show," which will focus on TV hosts as they deal with the fallout of a sexual abuse scandal.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories

Jennifer Aniston has bemoaned the lack of good film roles, saying that Hollywood is "diminishing" with all the "big Marvel movies."

The "Friends" star, who is making her TV comeback with her new series "The Morning Show," explained that she is returning to television because she is not "that interested in living in a green screen."

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