The cast of Friends, consisting of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry, went back to the camera for the “Friends Reunion” special, which was announced to meet with the audience on May 27.
A trailer was shared with Friends actors for the special episode, which was eagerly awaited by those who missed the series. Curiosity increased even more with the trailer, where it was seen that the actors had emotional moments.
It is said that the players will receive 2.5 million dollars per person for the special episode that will be broadcast on HBO Max.
The foreign TV series of the nineties and films Some of them are still very popular. Friends is one of them. Here is short short, TV series Friends some unknown details about it …
1- Friends entered the top 10 in the US every season it was broadcast.
2- Friends players have achieved fame and earnings that have multiplied over the years. When Matt LeBlanc auditioned for the role, he only had $ 11. When he got his first salary, he bought himself a hot meal. Courteney Cox bought himself a new car.
3- Jennifer Anniston, who shines with the series, was the last to join the cast. She hated “the Rachel”, the haircut that almost everyone adores.
4- Before the drama started airing, the main love story was planned to be between Monica and Joey. Changes were made to the series over time, according to the chemistry that developed between the actors.
5- Gunther, remembered for his love for Rachel, did not have a name until the middle of the second season. In the beginning, there was also no speaking section.
6- The original theme song of the show was “Shiny Happy People” by REM, but later changed to “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts. This song also became number 1 on the American pop charts.
7- Before the name “Friends”, alternatives such as “Insomnia Café, Friends Like Us, Six of One, Across the Hall” were considered. Would they be so catchy?
8- The producers wanted Courteney Cox to play the character Rachel first, but Cox refused.
9. Ross character was created with David Schwimmer in mind.
10- Originally Chandler and Phoebe were supporting characters.
11- A detail that may be of interest to some; Although David Schwimmer plays Courteney Cox’s older brother, Cox is actually older than Schwimmer in age.
12- When Lisa Kudrow, who plays Phoebe, announced that she was pregnant, the scenario was shaped accordingly. Kudrow, whose belly wasn’t “big enough” for her triplet pregnancy in the script, wore special clothes to make her look bigger.
13- An unpleasant detail for Courteney Cox… Continued everyone in the cast was honored with an Emmy nomination, except for Cox…
14- During the series, all 6 friends changed their jobs at least once. However, Chandler was the only character who never left his job.
15- Iconic orange seat used in Central Perk, a cafe that is among the main venues of the series, Warner Bros. He was found in the basement of his studio and brought.
16- The series ranked 7th on Empire magazine’s list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time in 2008.
17- Joey’s white dog statue was originally a gift from Jennifer Aniston to bring good luck from his best friend. The filmmakers kept him like their eyes through the whole shoot.
18- Towards the end of the series, each lead character was paid $ 1 million per episode. This corresponds to $ 6 million for the main cast alone. In this way, the total cost per episode jumped to $ 10 million. Of course, advertising revenues were just as high. When the TV series Friends was broadcast in the UK, it had more expensive advertising prices than any other advertisement except for sporting events. The one-second ad for Friends in the final episode was sold for $ 1.8 million.
19- In the credits of the first episode of the sixth season, the surname Arquette was added to everyone’s surname. This was because between seasons five and six, Courteney Cox married David Arquette and changed its name to Courteney Cox Arquette. The producers made a joking reference to this in the starting credits.
20. The role of Phoebe was initially offered to comedian and talk show star Ellen DeGeneres, but DeGeneres did not accept the role.
21- The famous star Bruce Willis also starred in an episode of the series. Willis lost a claim and then guest-starred on Friends for free. Although the producers still paid Willis, he only donated the money elsewhere.
22- Only Matthew Perry (Chandler) would help directors and screenwriters with important lines and jokes. Thanks to this aspect, only him was allowed to sit in front of the screen during the production phase.