The highly anticipated Friends reunion show is only days away, only four, in fact, and as fans wait excitedly to see their fave gang all together again in the program, Jennifer Aniston has shared about her favorite memories involved in being a part of the hit show for a decade.
Of course, Jen Aniston played the humorous and adorable character Rachel Green for the 10 years the hilarious show was on the air, and leading up to the past few months the entire cast had always shrugged off reunion rumors, stating that one would never happen. Hello Magazine relays how the reunion that was spoken of as if it were never to happen, actually came to be.
“In January it was revealed that the Friends cast would be coming together for the two-hour special. At the time NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told reporters: ‘I’m hoping all six will be in the same room at the same time.’But, he admitted: ‘I’m not sure we can logistically pull it off.'”
Now, can fans not be excited at the fact that this “impossible” reunion is actually about to happen? The reunion will air on CBS during the show Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows. Jen was nothing but gracious when chatting about Burrows, who was single-handedly responsible for sky-rocketing the 6 main cast members to stardom. Metro relays Jen’s words about Burrows.
“We would do anything for Jim Burrows because he really gave us the opportunity of a lifetime and probably the best 10 years of our acting careers that we will forever remember. We experienced friendship, family, heartbreak, babies, everything together. We also sort of had a wonderful experience with the world loving us, as well – they connected with us.”
Clearly, the show was not just beloved by the millions of fans who tuned in weekly to watch the hysterical antics of the perfectly cast stars of the show. Aniston admits that the whole experience over the decade she was a part of the program is a time she holds dear to her heart. The now 47-year-old actress sat alongside Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, and Matt LeBlanc, and reminisced about the time they shared during the show’s duration. Matthew Perry was unavailable to make the taping of the reunion due to starring in a play in London.
Woman’s Day reminds how Funny Girl Phoebe Buffay was portrayed by Lisa Kudrow on the hit show, and that the 52-year-old added her own perspective about how the group immediately bonded as real friends right from the start. Kudrow spoke candidly about Burrows giving up his dressing room so the cast would be able to bond.
“He gave us his dressing room, because it was big and it should have been, that’s fine. I think it was unspoken but we instinctively felt like we need to be friends, we need get along, we need to connect. So we started playing poker and Jimmy gave us his room so we could have a bigger hangout room for us.”
Matt LeBlanc added to this memory of the veteran director and how he encouraged the cast form true bonds to reflect true friendships on screen.
“He really encouraged us to get along, get to know one another. And be kind to one another, support one another, watch one another and help one another.”
The group also admitted that the poker episode was inspired by their own poker playing in the dressing room provided by Burrows. The fact that the group became fast friends in reality certainly transferred exceptionally well to the show and was an obvious reason that millions were endeared to the hilarious crew over the 10-year period.
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