One of the most loved and enduring sitcoms of all time is the NBC sitcom Friends. The series is as popular today as it was in its heyday in the 1990s, thanks to its inclusion on the streaming platform Netflix.
After their time on the show, each of the most important cast members continued to have success in the entertainment industry but may never have achieved the high they did with Friends. Two of the actresses in the show were Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow, who recently sat down and interviewed each other for Variety.
During their talk, the two comedy legends discussed their time friends, their careers after the show, and that time Kudrow imitated their co-star Matthew Perry.
What is “Friends”
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friends follows the hilarious incidents and crazy meetings that make up the life of six New York City. The show featured the various friends as they progress through their 20s over ten seasons and a total of 236 episodes.
The friends Friends include Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing) and David Schwimmer (Ross Geller). Many of the characters’ relationships in the show moved past the friendship phase to romance, most notably Monica and Chandler who had a loving relationship throughout most of the show.
Another less stable relationship is the on-and-off romance between Ross and Rachel. When they did not meet or break with each other, the protagonists dated others, laughed and enjoyed coffee together and acted more like a family rather than just a group of friends.
Who are Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry?
Two of the stars in the show are Kudrow and Perry, whose characters were incredibly different. While Phoebe and Chandler did not interact as much as other couples in the show, the two, along with their fellow comrades, remain good friends to this day.
They are on such good terms that a one-time special revival of the beloved show is scheduled to be done for the streaming service HBO Max. Another influence on the actor’s decision to restart the show is the huge payday they are likely to have.
According to Business Insider, the six main members were able to negotiate deals that resulted in each of them being paid $ 1 million per episode during the show’s final season. This made Aniston, Cox and Kudrow the highest paid women in television history, and all the main actors are likely to do even more in the planned special.
In addition to his time at sitcom, both Perry and Kudrow have had very successful careers in both television and film.
What did Kudrow ask for Perry’s permission to do?
During the Variety interview, Aniston and Kudrow discussed their favorite friends episodes. Kudrow’s response was the section The one where everyone finds out which is episode 14 of season five of the show.
In the episode, Phoebe finally realizes that Chandler and Monica are a couple. Phoebe and Rachel tour and apartment across the street from Monica’s, and the two see since Monica and Chandler began to take each other’s clothes off. The camera cuts to Phoebe whose reaction is in shock and horror, as is Rakel who screams with her friend.
In the scene, Phoebe exclaims “My eyes! My eyes! “In a style similar to Chandler’s classic over the top and sarcastic reactions. Before using the impression, Kudrow asked his friend if it was OK to use his signature style. Kudrow didn’t want to steal co-star cadence, but of course Perry allowed her to use it , and the classic moment was created.