Friends star Lisa Kudrow wished to play Rachel and not Phoebe: ‘I thought that could be hilarious’


It was a “thrilling” and “a little emotional” expertise for Lisa Kudrow to be in the identical room along with her Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer for the shoot of the Friends reunion episode. On Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show on Wednesday, the actor talked about her expertise of being on the units of Friends after a very long time.

Talking in regards to the Friends reunion, Kudrow mentioned, “It’s been 17 years since our show ended, and we have all been in the same room after 5-6 years. Then Covid-19 delayed the whole thing so much. But it was thrilling and a little emotional. They rebuilt all the sets. We were excited to be on the sets.”

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During their dialog, Stephen Colbert requested Lisa Kudrow if she has insecurity that there would be a time when she received’t be working. “I always feel I will never work again, but then I do like a miracle,” mentioned Kudrow, however she was fast to add, “While I was on Friends, I thought I will always be working because there was no end in sight for this show.” When Colbert interrupted to point out that the sitcom was on air for ten years, the actor shared, “I thought this can go on forever.”

Friends aired from September 1994 to May 2004. The sitcom garnered an enormous fan following through the years. Now, the viewers is happy for Friends: The Reunion episode additionally referred to as The One Where They Get Back Together. It will see Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer revisiting episodes of the present.

Lisa Kudrow, who essayed the position of Phoebe on the present, additionally revealed that when she first auditioned for Friends, she took a liking for the character of Rachel, performed by Jennifer Aniston.

“When I first read the script, and I was going to be auditioning for Phoebe, I saw Rachel, and I just went, ‘Oh, that’s like a Long Island JAP—that could be hilarious. I can identify with that more.’ But they said, ‘No, no. Phoebe,’” she mentioned.

Friends: The Reunion will start streaming from May 27 on WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max. There is not any phrase on how the Indian viewers can watch the particular episode.


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