KEY POINTS

  • Jennifer Aniston isn't sure if she's the best person to host "The Bachelor"
  • The "Friends" alum joked that she would still gladly do the job 
  • Aniston said her favorite franchise environment is "Bachelor in Paradise"

Jennifer Aniston is open to hosting "The Bachelor" after Chris Harrison's exit from the reality dating show.

Aniston, 52, is a huge fan of ABC's "Bachelor" franchise. In her recent interview with InStyle, the "Friends" alum was asked about the possibility of her hosting the dating show after Harrison's departure from the franchise.

"God, I don’t know. I think they need a psychologist or psychiatrist, not just Chris Harrison — or whoever the host is now. There should be someone they can go and talk," Aniston was quoted by Us Weekly as saying.

Although the "Murder Mystery" star isn't sure if she is the perfect person to guide the contestants who are trying to find love on the show, she actually doesn't mind helping them talk through their issues. And she is willing to take the job.

"OK, well, I’ll do that. Gladly. I’ll be the one picking roses in the rose garden," she joked.

Harrison left the franchise after two decades of hosting it. His exit came after his controversial interview with Rachel Lindsay where he appeared to be defending Rachael Kirkconnell from those who accused her of being racist due to her 2018 antebellum plantation-themed fraternity event photos. Harrison already apologized for what he said during the interview and acknowledged his lack of knowledge on the issue. 

"I have spent the last few days listening to the pain my words have caused, and I am deeply remorseful. My ignorance did damage to my friends, colleagues and strangers alike. I have no one to blame but myself for what I said and the way I spoke," he wrote on Instagram.

"To the Black community, to the BIPOC community: I am so sorry. My words were harmful. I am listening, and I truly apologize for my ignorance and any pain it caused you," he added.

Meanwhile, when Aniston was asked about her favorite environment in the franchise, she picked "Bachelor in Paradise."

"The best version of 'The Bachelor' is the island — 'Bachelor in Paradise,'" she said.

Celebrity hairstylist and "Very Cavallari" star Justin Anderson is one of the people who could attest to how much Aniston loves "The Bachelor." According to him, whenever he styles her hair, they would talk about the franchise.

"It's so funny because when I would do 'Bachelor' people and I would post it to social media Jennifer Aniston, the next time I would see her she's like, 'Wait did you just meet so-and-so?' Like we would talk about it. She's definitely a fan," Anderson said on the "Click Bait with Bachelor Nation" podcast.

The "Friends" alum would even invite her friends over for "Bachelor" viewing parties at her home. Anderson said he got an invite a few times.

"I will admit that a few times I got invited to go over to Jennifer Aniston's house to watch 'The Bachelor.' It's not a secret. I hope it's not," Anderson said.

Although Aniston adores the franchise, she also shared the part of the show that she found baffling.

"You know what I find fascinating? 'The Bachelor,'" the actress previously told Allure. "I was mesmerized by how these girls, they meet this guy, they have three dates together or something, and they're weeping as though they've just lost the love of their life. I don't understand that."

Jennifer Aniston Rumors suggest Jennifer Aniston was contacted by her ex-husband. The actress is pictured attending the InStyle Awards on Oct. 22, 2018 in Los Angeles. Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images