During a taped appearance on Inside The Actor's Studio Monday, Jennifer Aniston told host James Lipton that to prepare for her role in Marly and Me she only needed to imagine the loss of her faithful friend to prep for the part.
"I have a dog now. My Norman just passed away about a month ago. And I remember thinking I had never walked through having to lose a pet. So just the idea of it. And Norman was getting up there at the time, so, again, easy access."
For Aniston, the reality of losing Norman, a Welsh corgi-terrier mix, came a few years later. He died in May at 15-years-old.
The dog was and still is an important part of Aniston's life.
When Lipton asked the actress, who recently tattooed Norman's name on her foot, to name her favorite word, her answer was, "Norman."
OMG!! So tragically sweet. Consider our hearts broken.