FRIENDS is one of the most iconic sitcoms across the globe. The series starred Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Cortney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Lisa Kudrow as its lead. Each of the actor’s characters has been hit in their own way. The clips of the series are still widely shared and adored by the public. The superhit sitcom aired on NBC from 1994 to 2004, comprising a total of 10 seasons. The sitcom became a daily routine for its viewers with every episode bringing a smile to their lips. The entire sitcom has been a commercial hit with its legacy continuing even to this day.
The end of FRIENDS was something that made a big impact on both audiences and the team working on it. FRIENDS: The Reunion was the reunion special of the hit sitcom, that was released in May 2021. The special reunited the cast and was much appreciated by fans as it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The special included behind-the-scenes of the sitcom, with James Corden as its host. It was revealed in the clips how the team was full of emotions and eventually cried while bidding farewell to their decades-old team and set.
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FRIENDS Cast’s Emotional Farewell
FRIENDS, in the long run, has never disappointed fans from the beginning to the very end of the series. The hit sitcom aired for a decade, with brilliant work by both on and off-screen teams. Everyone poured their best to create one of the most memorable sitcoms. Matt LeBlanc, who portrayed the role of Joey, shared while watching the footage from the last episode, that “There was a lot of crying that night.” Lisa Kudrow who played Phoebe Buffay agreed with LeBlanc and added, “I don’t know how we got through actual scenes.”
The co-creator of the hit sitcom, David Krane shared his feelings and thoughts in an interview regarding the ending of the hit sitcom, stating that it was more than just the end of a hit series. It was the end of a decades-old relationship that was built over time.
“I feel emotional about it now that I think about it. It was not just the end of a series, it was the end of 10 years of relationships. I mean we were really proud of this show, but like anything good, we were sad when it was over.”
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Matthew Perry Open On His Emotionless Farewell
Matthew Perry played the role of Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom. Matthew Perry’s character is well known for his sarcastic humor. Perry recently released his memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, which made some shocking revelations to fans. Perry revealed in his memoir Perry that he felt no emotions while everyone was crying and expressing their emotions during the shoot of the last episode. Matthew Perry stated that his drug addiction affected his emotions and he didn’t feel any sort of sadness during his last day of the shoot.
“Jennifer Aniston was sobbing — after a while, I was amazed she had any water left in her entire body. Even Matt LeBlanc was crying. But I felt nothing. I couldn’t tell if that was because of the opioid buprenorphine I was taking, or if I was just generally dead inside. So, instead of sobbing, I took a slow walk around the stage with my then-girlfriend — also appropriately called Rachel — on stage 24 at Warner Bros. in Burbank. We said our various goodbyes, agreeing to see each other soon in the way that people do when they know it’s not true, and then we headed out to my car.”
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Matthew Perry’s revelation shocked many fans, yet they were impressed by the actor’s sincere confrontation with his past. Perry’s story reflects his struggles on an emotional basis back in the time. Fans can read more about Perry’s past experiences through his memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.
Source: The Things