News of a “HBO Max” reunion special for the well known “Friends” show was announced in February 2020, to be released in May. The news got many nostalgic and excited as fans of the show start anticipating the release of the film.
However, the shoot was postponed to a later date due to the coronavirus crisis last year. Many are still waiting patiently for the reunion special.
Lisa Kudrow the “Friends” star recently spoke up about how she shot some scenes for the “Friends” reunion special by herself.
Read below for more information about this.
What Is The Series ‘Friends’ About?
“Friends” is an American TV sitcom produced by David Crane and Marta Kauffman in association with “Warner Bros Television” that first got aired in 1994.
The show centered on six friends, who were in their 20s and 30s. They live reckless and carefree lives in Manhattan, New York City, while trying to make ends meet.
The show’s casts included Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc. Their names on the show were Rachel Green, Phoebe Buffay, Monica Geller, Chandler Bing, Ross Geller and Joey Tribbiani respectively.
They are now all in their 50s after about 16 years after the sitcom.
When Did The Show End?
The show which was aired on NBC ended with its last episode on May 6, 2004, after ten seasons with two hundred and thirty-six episodes in total.
The series’ finale had around 52.5 million views in America, as fans had mixed feelings about seeing the end of the show. This made it the fifth most-watched series finale in the history of television, and also the most-watched episode on television in the 2000s.
The series won some accolades too, as it is one of the most popular TV shows in the world. It won the Outstanding Comedy Series Award in 2002 along with about ten other awards.
What The ‘Friends’ Stars Have Been Up To Over The Years
Wondering what our “Friends” stars have been up to after about 16 years of its season finale? Well after the series, the stars stayed in the spotlight as they were cast in various other shows.
Aniston starred in comedies like “Horrible Bosses,” “We’re The Millers,” and “He’s Just Not That Into You.” She was also cast in a drama called “Dumplin.” Generally she has been involved in various activities not to mention she is a renowned philanthropist.
Although Perry didn’t have it too well with his health issues, he overcame it all after going to rehab to treat for substance abuse. He was also cast in some movies over the years which include “Mr Sunshine,” “Go On” and others.
The other stars have also been seen in other movies, keeping their movie careers intact.
The ‘Friends’ Reunion
As we all know, the reunion will be filmed sometime this year. In November 2020 Matthew Perry announced via his Twitter page that the special would be filmed in the beginning of 2021.
As fans await this release, Lisa Kudrow however leaked some information about the shoot, saying she wouldn’t be on set with the others.
Kudrow made an appearance on “Rob Lowe’s Podcast” where she said “I pre-shot something already, so we’re definitely doing it, because I already shot a little something.” She added “It’s not like a scripted thing, we’re not portraying our characters.”
Fans are anticipating the release of the reunion special, as they are certain it’s going to be an unforgettable one.