James Michael Tyler

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Columnist -

It’s been 25 years since Friends de­buted and you’ve prob­a­bly done more than one in­ter­view in that time. What’s the ques­tion that ev­ery jour­nal­ist leads with? Were they re­ally friends? And, um, were they?

Of course they were. Our ques­tion is, did you ac­tu­ally have pants on be­hind that counter? We never re­ally saw Gun­ther from the waist down. Well, we had codes and reg­u­la­tions. So gen­er­ally, I wore pants. And what’s the thing the fans al­ways want to know? Was that your real hair? The an­swer is no – it was bleached ev­ery two weeks for a decade. Be­ing im­mor­talised as Lego for the show’s 25th an­niver­sary must have been a ca­reer high­light. It was amaz­ing. I was un­aware. I got a text from a friend that said, “Dude, you’re Lego.” I thought “Lego” must be a new mil­len­nial in­sult. There will likely never be a re­union, but if there was, what would Gun­ther be up to now? I hope he’d be over Rachel and with some­one else, own Cen­tral Perk and maybe have a cou­ple of kids with hair as bright as the sun. Friends is cel­e­brat­ing its 25th an­niver­sary this month. All episodes are avail­able now to stream on Stan.

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