Jennifer Aniston (left) and Courteney Cox Arquette
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01/24/2007 AT 11:05 AM EST
Jennifer Aniston didn't have to kiss up to BFF Courteney Cox for a guest role on her FX drama Dirt.
But she does have to kiss.
In the March 27 episode (filmed Jan. 18 and 19), Aniston gives Cox's tabloid editor Lucy Spiller a "goodbye peck," a source close to the show tells PEOPLE in its new issue. It's not the full-on makeout session that's been reported elsewhere, the source insists. "But, yes, it's on the lips."
producer Matthew Carnahan confirmed to USA Today
that Aniston will play a lesbian on the show. (The story was first reported by TV Guide
Aniston will play Tina Harrod, a fellow magazine editor and bitter rival to Cox's character, Cox revealed this month
at the Television Critics Association conference
in Pasadena, Calif. This is the first time the pair have been on a show together since Friends
ended its run in 2004.
Cox later told PEOPLE she couldn't wait to start shooting: "We'll have a ball," she said. "We're just going to have fun."
On-screen lesbian kisses are nothing new for Aniston, at least, who once smooched Winona Ryder on Friends
and shared a dance-floor kiss with Dagmara Dominczyk in the 2001 movie Rock Star.