Friends star Jennifer Aniston shares why the recent HBO Max reunion was a lot more emotional and difficult than she thought.
friends Star Jennifer Aniston explains why the recent reunion with HBO Max turned out to be more difficult than she expected. The reunion, which premiered in May after delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was hosted by James Corden and brought back stars Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer for a feature-length special event.
At the reunion, which was nominated for three Emmy Awards, the six actors attended the sets of the original show. They also spoke to some returning actors from the series and performed table reads from some of the most memorable friends Episodes. The special paid service for the countless loyal fans who have been begging for years to see the iconic sitcom characters reunited.
During an interview on Literally! With Rob Lowe Podcast (via Comic book) Aniston spoke openly about the fact that the reunion was ultimately much more difficult emotionally than she would have expected. Initially, the actress admitted that she thought the HBO event was going to be a fun play “Time travel.” However, when she was surrounded by the practically unchanged friends Aniston was surprised at how much time had really passed. Read the full quote from Aniston below:
“I think it really hit us all a lot harder than we expected. Because in your head you’re like, ‘Oh, this is going to be really fun, time to travel.’ It turns out, oh, ouch – it’s kind of hard to travel through time because you’re going back in time and mind you, when I say the set was exactly reset, everything was exactly the same odds and ends on the shelves as well small little things that were in a storage room the whole time. Suddenly you’re there. And you know, a lot has happened to each of us for 16 years. “
Aniston notes that even LeBlanc, who describes her as a tough guy, “a bit foggy. “The emotional connection to the reunion from the original friends The cast was probably the most memorable and effective element of the special. In fact, it was one of the reasons some longtime fans got confused about why there were so many special guests. While it’s true that the celebrity cameos made for a bit of variety and the Corden interview portion led to the unveiling of Aniston’s common crush in Schwimmer, the relatively few moments with just the six main characters were what many viewers had set. And judging from Aniston’s comments, those moments came from emotions that weren’t always the happiest or easiest to label. Because of this, it might have been more effective in the end friends Reunion with the six regulars of the show.
Still, while the audience didn’t get to see much of it, it’s clear that the reunion was pretty cathartic for the cast. As it neared the end, everyone agreed they wouldn’t wait that long before getting back together. It’s a moment that has undoubtedly resonated with so many viewers who, like the cast themselves, have for one reason or another deviated from a previously closely knit group. It is an experience that unlocks the universality that has been experienced friends such a global phenomenon.
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