When it comes to encapsulating people’s energy in their carefree early twenties, few sitcoms work better than Friends. The series is one of the most popular shows ever made, and its continued popularity has been a source of joy to several generations of fans.
Last year it was announced that a “Friends Reunion Specialprogram was organized to launch the start of HBO Max. The event had to be postponed after the global lockdown, but recently finished filming. emotional and surprising episode for fans.
“[It was an ] incredible [experience]. It was so emotional. It’s a reunion without a script, but we have to be on Stage 24 for the first time, all of us, in about … 17 years. [I have] the worst memory, [but during her time on Stage 24] everything came up that i [had forgotten] about. But it was great. It was very nice. We had many special surprises and it was fantastic. It was real. “
After Friends Ended up in 2004, rumors started almost immediately about special reunion episodes, a movie, or even a new series catching up with the main cast of characters at a later stage in their lives. But most of the cast strongly opposed the attempts to get back to the sheepfold, expressing their desire to take on new roles and projects.
Instead, we got the fateful Joey spin-off with the return of Matt LeBlanc as the titular character without the other five friends. The show was turned down by fans and critics alike, and quietly canceled after two seasons, with LeBlanc saying, “The pressure was immense. I can’t lift the weight that six people were lifting. Those were big shoes to fill.”
Since then, there have been more and more phone calls for some sort of Friends reunion project. WarnerMedia was well aware of the question and decided one Friends reunion special would be the perfect way to get a good number of looks at their new streaming service, HBO Max. The six main cast members, Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, LeBlanc and David Schwimmer, are reportedly being paid massive sums to take part in the unscripted episode that recalls their time Friends.
Some of the reminders were done by Courteney Cox only during her time on Ellen. The actress spoke about the show’s iconic opening track, with the main cast frolicking in a water fountain. According to Cox, that sequence is a lot more fun to watch than to film.
“[It] certainly not [my idea but] Someone thought that would just be a lot of fun … We sat in that fountain for a long time. And let me tell you what happens: it’s no fun dancing in a fountain for hours on end. I remember Matthew Perry saying at one point … ‘I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t in this fountain. We were literally like, ‘Oh my god, how much longer am I going to pretend I love dancing in the water?’ It was fun, but not really. “
This news comes from The Ellen Show. You can view the overview below.
Topics: Friends, HBO Max, Streaming