Friends’ monkey trainer calls David Schwimmer ‘despicable’, says he was jealous of Marcel


David Schwimmer, greatest recognized for taking part in the position of Ross Geller within the sitcom Friends, has been referred to as “despicable” by the trainer of Marcel the Monkey for his previous and up to date feedback concerning the simian.

In the Friends reunion particular episode that aired earlier this 12 months, Schwimmer had talked about filming his scenes with the capuchin monkey who his character stored as a pet for someday. He had talked about his frustration concerning the ape not doing its job accurately.

He stated, “Here is my problem: The monkey, obviously, was trained. It had to hit its mark and do its thing right at the perfect time. What inevitably began to happen was we would all have choreographed bits kind of timed out, and it would get messed up because the monkey didn’t do its job right. So we would have to reset, we’d have to go again, because the monkey didn’t get it right.”

But Mike Morris instructed UK tabloid The Sun that that’s not true and the actor has simply been “jealous” that the monkey garnered extra laughs than him.

He instructed the publication he has “never ever watched Friends because of Schwimmer’s comments about the monkeys. I have refused to ever since he did an interview after the animals got written out of the show and he said they tried to bite him and throw poop at him. They didn’t do any of that. None of it is true, when I was there none of that ever happened. I didn’t speak out back then but I am now. Of course, I didn’t watch the reunion interview but I heard from others what Schwimmer said. I just don’t agree with it, if anything he threw off their timing if we want to be truthful. Schwimmer was fine with the monkeys for the first couple of episodes and happy to be there. But people would laugh at the monkey and I think he got jealous because it wasn’t him getting the laughs.”

He added, “I find it despicable for him to still be speaking ill of her.”

Marcel appeared in The One With The Monkey and episode and stayed for just a little greater than a season.


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