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Jennifer Aniston on the Return of Friends: “Even LeBlanc Has Fallen Toxic”

“Friends” returned in May with a special program. There were many emotions and memories of the set, but Jennifer Aniston said that it was a difficult experience for her.

“Friends” returned with a special episode. The cast met on the set: Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), David Schwimmer (Ross), Matthew Perry (Chandler), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe) and Matt LeBlanc (Joey). It was a great experience not only for the fans of the series, but also for the entire team. Jennifer Aniston revealed how she felt while recording.

Friends: Filming the comeback difficult for the crew

According to People, Jennifer Aniston participated in the podcast “Literally! With Rob Lowe”. The actress said that at first both she and her colleagues on the set were skeptical about the idea of ​​returning.

– We didn’t know what it would look like. I mean, we’ve heard about it for a long time. We knew people wanted it – the fans really wanted some kind of reunion. But why unpack perfectly packed [serial]? You know, let’s leave it where it was. Let’s not disrupt it.

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“Friends: Meeting After Years” (Photo: HBO Max / Terence Patrick)

As she admitted, the crew just liked the idea of ​​getting together and reminiscing about the show together – instead of reimagining the old characters.

– So when Ben Winston, our producer / director, came to each of us with an idea, it just spoke to all of us. And it didn’t sound like something that would devalue or spoil something left in the perfect place, she said.

The special program turned out to be a real success. There were no shortage of surprises, among others singing “Smelly Cat” – Lady Gaga performed with Lisa Kudrow. Jennifer Aniston said that, contrary to appearances, the stars were not laughing all the time.

– I think it really took us all down much more than we expected. Because you think it’s going to be really cool, time travel. Turns out, time travel is a bit tricky. The return was nostalgic in the sense that it was also a bit melancholic. Because a lot has changed and we all went different paths, some not so easy, others easier – she added.

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“Friends: Meeting After Years” (Photo: HBO Max)

The star also revealed that some scenes were cut. As it turns out, at some point, emotions took over and there were no shortages of tears.

– At one point, we were all in a puddle. I don’t think it would break David, but even LeBlanc broke at one point. Mr. Tough Guy. Our big brother who would kill anyone who looked at you askance. Even he fell a little apart, she recalled.

What else happened during the special episode? The developers dispelled doubts about the age-old quite a few fans about Rachel and Ross’s break. There were also some revelations – Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer revealed that at some point they wanted to be together also privately.

Friends: Meeting After Years is available on the HBO GO platform


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