17 years after the broadcast of the end of Friends, fans of the popular sitcom were able to delight in Friends: The Reunion, an HBO Max special that reunited its lead actors David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston, in addition to bringing back some of the most iconic supporting actors.
Undoubtedly one of the most emotional moments (if not the most), we have it at the very beginning of the Friends special, where its protagonists enter the filming set one by one in which they have been recreated down to the smallest detail. three main scenarios of the series: Monica and Rachel’s apartment, Chandler and Joey’s apartment and Central Perk.
Thus, one by one, we were seeing their reactions when they returned to step on the stages of the Friends series 17 years later and the reunion little by little and remembering a multitude of anecdotes and curiosities throughout the ten years that the series lasted, something that especially affected them, as Jennifer Aniston commented not long ago.
However, this emotional moment of friends special it almost went bad. As its director comments Ben winston in an interview for The Times, the recording of that moment was almost ruined when he realized that each of the trailers in which the actors were were parked next to each other, so there was a risk that the protagonists of Friends would meet again before to appear before the camera.
“I was so upset,” he commented. “The point of the show is that they haven’t seen each other. But it was too late to move them. We built tents around each of their doors. And I texted all six of them and said, ‘Look, I know you want to see each other. , but I beg you: please, each one of you stay in your own dressing room until you are called to the stage. I really want to capture that moment. ‘”
Fortunately for its director (and also for the fans), everything worked correctly and allowed Ben Winston to obtain his wishes to translate the reunion of the protagonists of Friends. “They made fun of me for wanting that moment. But they did what I asked of them,” said the director. “And you get the feeling they haven’t seen each other in a long time. And it’s a really beautiful moment. I’ve never seen a bond like these six.”
What did you think the moment of reunion of the protagonists of Friends in the special Friends: The Reunion?