Seventeen years after the end of “Friends”, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer have come together in a special chapter that HBO Max premiered on May 27, 2021. The reunion of the famous actors has been one of the most anticipated and celebrated television events of the year.
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The original members of the cast of the remembered sitcom will meet again to tell the most memorable anecdotes of the recording of the series created and produced by Marta Kauffman and David Crane, one that has been remembered for generations and to this day its fans enjoy its episodes.
“Friends: The Reunion”Will feature great stars such as David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler , Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon, and Malala Yousafzai.
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HOW AND WHAT TIME TO WATCH “FRIENDS: THE REUNION”?
“Friends: The Reunion”This was released Thursday, May 27 in the United States through HBO Max, around 3:00 am (Easter Time Zone). While in Spain the special episode was launched simultaneously, that is, at 9:00 am. via HBO Spain.
However, Latin American fans will have to wait longer to enjoy the reunion of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross. The launch of HBO Max for the 39 territories of Latin America and the Caribbean is scheduled for the end of June this year.
Prior to the expected premiere, HBO Max will make a live red carpet in a virtual way. The event was held on Wednesday, May 26, and will feature dancer Maddie Ziegler as the presenter. In addition, it will have guests such as actress Brandi King on TikToker Markell Washington.
The red carpet began at 10:30 pm (Eastern time) in the United States, and at 9:30 pm in Peru and was broadcast through the official channel of HBO Max on YouTube.
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WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN ‘FRIENDS: THE REUNION’?
Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Mat LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer recorded the special at the iconic Warner Bros. Stage 24, or studio 24, in Burbank, located in California (United States).
Through a trailer issued by HBO Max, you can see the protagonists of “Friends”Talk about what the show meant to their careers, they go over old scripts and repeat their legendary quiz night on the show’s original set.
In the nearly three-minute long trailer, we also see the actors wandering around the series’ studios and set design. For example, Matt LeBlanc (Joey) and Matthew Perry (Chandler) sit back in their favorite chairs.
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WHAT WAS TOLD IN THE SPECIAL CHAPTER
THE RACHEL AND ROSS ROMANCE, WAS IT REAL?
Jennifer Aniston (Rachel) y David Schwimmer (Ross) confessed that there was chemistry between them, but a relationship was not possible because they were not single. “In the first season I was in love with Jennifer. And at some point we were both very much in love with each other. But we were like two ships crossing each other because one of us was always in a relationship. So we never go beyond this limit “Schwimmer explained.
Meanwhile, Aniston recalled telling a television couple that it would be a shame if their first kiss was not in real life. “So it was. The first time we kissed was in the Central Perk cafeteria “commented the actress.
MATT LEBLANC AND THE SCRIPTS OF COURTENEY COX
Matt LeBlanc told that Courteney Cox He always left his scripts all over the recording set, placed it in places that the camera couldn’t capture but where he could look at them if necessary. When the actor who played Joey asked her about this curious custom, she told him that it was none of her business, so LeBlanc hid one from him, provoking the fury of Courteney Cox.
THE INJURY OF MATT LEBLANC
The actors of “FriendsThey also recalled the episode where Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) competed for the couch, which ended with the latter with a shoulder injury. “What started out as the simplest episode of Friends ended up being the one that took the longest to shoot,” they said.
According to LeBlanc, that day the six actors did not make the previous circle and the hug with which they always encouraged each other before entering the set.
THE PUBLIC’S INFLUENCE ON CHANDLER AND MONICA’S RELATIONSHIP
Co-creator Marta Kauffman Kauffman spoke about the influence of the audience on set on Monica and Chandler’s relationship, as the first time they appeared in bed together “the audience went crazy.”
“That moment was the beginning of how we would approach Monica and Chandler’s relationship,” revealed David Crane. An adventure was initially planned to draw some jokes from later on, but the audience’s reaction encouraged them to develop a deeper story.
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