Saturday, April 03, 2021
Reunion of the cult series
“Friends” stars meet to shoot in LA
One of the most successful US sitcoms of all time ended 17 years ago with the last “Friends” episode. As one of the series stars reveals, the reunion of the actors is now to be shot in Los Angeles. There are several special features.
Because of the corona pandemic, fans of the cult series “Friends” had to wait longer than expected for the planned reunion with series stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry. But now there is a shooting date, as Schwimmer revealed via video switch on the British “The Graham Norton Show”. Next week he will meet his co-stars in Los Angeles for the first time in many years.
The “Special”, in which the actors of the cult series are supposed to appear together again after more than 15 years, was originally planned for May 2020, but because of the pandemic there were several postponements. “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston had put fans off to a later date last August. Because of Corona, it is currently just too risky for everyone to appear in front of an audience, the actress said at the time. According to an announcement by the production company WarnerMedia in February 2020, the actors will play without a fixed script.
According to Schwimmer, the six actors will not be seen in their cult roles, but as themselves for most of the special. When asked whether he would appear as Ross or David, Schwimmer replied: “I will be David. There is no script and we do not play our characters. We are all ourselves.” He also revealed: “There will be a part that I don’t want to anticipate, but we will all read something together.”
The sequel is to be shot in the same studio as the original, on Stage 24 in the Californian city of Burbank. The special show runs on the streaming service HBO Max. The 90s hit “Friends” is about the life of a group of young friends in New York. The series about Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe started in the USA in 1994 and ran until 2004.