friends Fans have something that can help them until HBO Max can produce their reunion show. The reunion special was supposed to premiere at the launch of the streaming service on May 27. However, the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) halted productions, so they were unable to film it prior to closure. However, Variety was able to reunite Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow.
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Kudrow and Aniston spoke to each other for Variety’s Actors on Actors series. They mainly talked about her recent shows, like Aniston’s The morning show and from Kudrow Space forcebut questions were asked about friends too.
‘Friends’ was Lisa Kudrow’s longest work
friends she ran 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004. She resorted on Crazy for You as Phoebe Buffay’s twin sister, Ursula, and had appeared as a guest on shows like Greetings, Newhart, life goes on and Coach.
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As Friends, Kudrow made a season of The return on HBO, and another season nine years later. She has done six seasons of Web therapy and guessed at Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Grace and Frankie, Scandal, Angie Tribeca and Bojack horseman. She has also appeared in the Neighbors Films, Booksmart, The Girl on the Train, Table 19 and more.
‘Friends’ ruined Lisa Kudrow for television?
Kudrow told Aniston that she is reluctant to take on another lead role in an ensemble like Friends. She prefers to play a recurring role as in Space force or guest starring in someone else’s show.
“I like to be the invited member of the family at the moment, ”said Kudrow. “When I’m producing my own thing, that’s different, but I have a commitment problem from friends, to be honest with you. “
Lisa Kudrow never beat ‘Friends’
A decade of one’s life is a significant time to play a role, with the same ensemble cast. When it was over, Kudrow never fully recovered.
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“It’s not like, ‘Oh, it was such hard work for 10 years,'” Kudrow said. “It’s not that. It was that I know the show worked because we all committed to each other as well. It wasn’t just committing to a role, committing to a contract. We all still love each other. Our cast is like that, and that’s why it worked. I think part of me died. I can’t do that again. “
The creation of ‘The Comeback’ and ‘Web Therapy’ were curative
Kudrow joined friends as an actor for hire on the David Crane and Marta Kaufman show. When he created his own shows, he felt a little better starting something new again. However, it was still not the same.
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“When I created something myself, with which I only have two programs that I did that with, then I feel like it’s fine,” Kudrow said. “Because I have all the people around me, and that makes it okay. Maybe I’m going crazy as I get older. That’s possible.”
Aniston enjoyed Kudrow’s reasoning.
“I love it, ”said Aniston. “I just love your brain. It can be my happy place. “