Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow Recall Their Favorite ‘Friends’ Memories


In the early ’90s, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow met for the primary time on the desk learn for “Friends.” They didn’t comprehend it on the time, however the two characters that they had been be taking part in — Aniston’s Rachel Green and Kudrow’s Phoebe Buffay — would develop into two of essentially the most beloved in TV historical past.

In an interview for Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue, on newsstands this week, Aniston and Kudrow discussed their current TV roles. Aniston is a frontrunner in this year’s Emmys race for finest actress in a drama for her portrayal of anchor Alex Levy on “The Morning Show.” And Kudrow delivers buzzy supporting turns in two Netflix comedies — “Feel Good” and “Space Force.”

But as they obtained to speaking, they shortly recalled what it was wish to be at that “Friends” desk learn. “You were wearing an appropriate Phoebe Buffay — like a white linen, hippie shirt, and you had a bunch of seashells and necklaces on,” Aniston mentioned. “And you had your hair pulled up in two little clips, and you had these little blond tendrils. So, so, so beautiful! And Courteney [Cox] had on a pink baby tee with a white trim.”

“Gee whiz!” Kudrow mentioned. “I was trying to get into the character.”

Aniston later advised a narrative about discovering “Friends” clips on the Internet. “This one time I was with Courteney, and we were trying to find something to reference, an old ‘Friends’ thing,” Aniston mentioned. “And then we stumbled on — there’s bloopers online — and we sat there at the computer like two nerds watching these bloopers laughing at ourselves.”

Aniston revealed what it’s like for her to revisit the present now. “Here’s what I love, is when I watch an episode, I’ll usually remember where we broke during the scene,” Aniston mentioned. “You and I would always get into these fits of laughter because you had this wonderful ability to — you were about to hit your punchline, and you would do this adorable thing where you would break. You would say the punchline, and you would always turn to the audience and say, ‘I’m sorry, it’s really funny.’”

“I didn’t want to ruin it,” recalled Kudrow, who hasn’t been revisiting Phoebe. “I don’t watch the show. I’m still not watching it in the hopes that one day we sit down and watch them together.”

When it’s protected to movie once more, the six forged members of “Friends” will sit down collectively for a reunion particular for HBO Max. “That will be really great,” Kudrow mentioned. “I can’t wait to do that.”

For extra from Variety‘s dialog with Aniston and Kudrow, learn our full story right here.


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