Jennifer Aniston has snagged an impressive 27 million views for finally sharing the “Friends” reunion trailer. The 52-year-old sitcom star, alongside other cast members of the hit NBC series, made headlines last week for dropping the HBO Max get-together teaser, with an Instagram post from Aniston offering an emotional sneak peek into what fans can expect. The NYC-set sitcom airing between 1994 and 2004 is now back for a one-off airing May 27 – the trailer, below, near-broke the internet.
Scroll for the video. Aniston will be joined by her “Friends” co-stars Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc, alongside special guest stars not limited to “Peaches” singer Justin Bieber, soccer star David Beckham, supermodel Cindy Crawford, plus pop sensation Lady Gaga.
The trailer, which brings the cast back to the original “Friends” Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA, includes a re-creation of the iconic “MY EYES! MY EYES!” moment as Phoebe Buffay’s character learns of Monica Geller and Chandler Bing’s relationship.
From couch set moments to throwbacks and with Aniston herself admitting she was told she’d never be a “star” on “Friends,” the 2-minute trailer also features tears from the final episode, Chandler and Joey Tribbiani re-creating their “AAAAH” on their La-Z-Boys chairs, plus the cast now and then through the years.
“I love my friends…,” Jen wrote, adding: “Leaving this here #FriendsReunion.” Quick to reply was the official “Friends” Instagram, writing: “The moment we’ve all been waiting for.” More photos after the video.
Swiping an iconic Chandler Bing phrase as she announced the reunion, Aniston wrote: “It’s official! The #FriendsReunion premieres May 27th on @HBOMax — could we BE any more excited?! ?❤️.”
The cast, who made global headlines for being the first TV faces to earn $1 million per episode in later seasons of the show, are reported to be netting $2.5 million each for just one hour of their time as they reunite. Also marking the reunion was Courteney Cox. See her reveal after the jump.
Cox, known for playing neat-freak Monica and delighting viewers with her eventual long-term relationship with and marriage to Chandler Bing, told fans: “This kind of thing doesn’t happen every year, or even every 10, or 15 years. I feel so blessed to have had a chance to reunite with my Friends… and it was better than ever.”
Further guest stars will include supermodel Cara Delevingne, Monica and Ross’ on-screen parents Elliott Gould and Christina Pickles, plus “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington. If you missed Jen’s plunging jumpsuit look, just scroll.