Friends secrets unlocked
AFTER 13 YEARS, OUR FAVE FRIENDS ARE STILL FULL OF SURPRISES
BRUCE WILLIS’ CAMEO WAS A BET
Bruce was convinced his 2000 flick The Whole Nine Yards, in which he starred with Friends’ Matthew Perry, would be a dud. So much so, that Matt made a bet: if the film hit number one, the Hollywood star would appear on the show for free. Clearly, Bruce is a man of his word!
JEN ALMOST LEFT THE SERIES
Before the hit show filmed its final season, Jennifer Aniston confessed she wasn’t sure ‘how much’ her character still had in her, and quietly discussed leaving the show. Thank goodness she stuck it out!
DAVID SCHWIMMER DIDN’T AUDITION
The role of Ross was always meant for David! Co-creator Marta Kauffman said they met David the year before Friends began, and he ‘stuck’.
THEY WERE MEANT TO BE A FOURSOME
It’s almost inconceivable, but originally the clan was only meant to be made up of four stars! Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) were actually cast in supporting roles.
JENNIFER HATED ‘THE RACHEL’
You know that hairstyle we all raced out to get? Well, Jen loathed it. ‘I thought it was the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen,’ she spills.
ONLY Y TWO STARS HAVEN’T EN’T KISSED!
A dedicated cated fan has done the research ch and confirmed that, apart part from a Monica a and Phoebe e smooch, h, every other combo of castmate kisses has happened at some stage – both on and off the screen.
MONICA & JOEY WERE THE OG POWER COUPLE
It only took one episode for creators to ditch the idea of Monica (Courteney Cox) and Joey (Matt Leblanc) being anything more than friends.
PHOEBE BE WAS CAST AS A GOTH… …
Reality Bites es star Janeane ne Garofalo was going to play her, but she decided to turn down the role that eventually went to Lisa.
THE CAST CA BANNED RACHEL RACHE AND JOEY FROM H HOOKING UP
‘It felt wildly w inappropriate,’ saysm says Matt Leblanc of whe where Joey and Rach we were heading at one st stage. He says the ca cast told creators, ‘It doesn’t feel right.’